Afriwise launches first-of-its-kind consulting firm in Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Two well-known lawyers on the African scene, Steven De Backer and Olivier Binyingo, recently launched Afriwise consult (http://www.afriwise.com) to offer clients a more holistic consulting approach and access to genuine on-the-ground expertise in Sub Saharan Africa, with procedures for quality... Read more
Statement of Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, on humanitarian corridor between Sudan and South Sudan
KHARTOUM, Sudan, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations welcomes the approval last week by representatives of the Governments of South Sudan and Sudan of an operational plan that will open a humanitarian corridor between Sudan and South Sudan. Developed and prepared by the United Nations... Read more
KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organization, present in DRC for more than thirty years, is... Read more
PARIS, France, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A vaccine against cholera is being used on a large scale for the first time in Ethiopia by teams from the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The mass immunisation campaign will protect South Sudanese refugees in... Read more
Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Multiply in Summer Sailing Season
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The series of tragedies last weekend in the Mediterranean marks one of the deadliest periods of 2014, with an estimated 230 migrants lost and presumed dead. Witnesses described to IOM seeing the corpses of 18 African men in one craft... Read more
$75,000 Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs Announces 2014 Finalists
JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — For the first time ever, African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are delighted to have Anzisha Prize finalists from Togo and Ivory Coast (http://www.anzishaprize.org), revealing strong growth in entrepreneurship activity amongst youth in West Africa. Five young women are... Read more
Press briefing by UN aid chief in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Advisory What: Journalists are invited to a press briefing with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Mr. Toby Lanzer. Mr. Lanzer will brief on the humanitarian situation in the country, including a recent visit to Bentiu, Unity... Read more
South Sudanese Opposition’s Detention of a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) Observer Team
WASHINGTON, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 25, 2014 The United States government strongly condemns the temporary detention of six members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) team and three aircrew by opposition... Read more
Sealegs Signs Distribution and Manufacturing Deal with Brazil
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, August 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sealegs International (http://www.sealegs.com), the world’s leading manufacturer of patented amphibious craft, announces an agreement has been concluded within Brazil for both the sale and marketing of New Zealand-built Sealegs craft, the development of a joint venture for the building... Read more
Only One Weeks Until APO Media Award Entry Deadline
DAKAR, Senegal, August 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Only one weeks remain in the “Call for Entry” for the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward) (http://www.apo-opa.com/apo-media-award.php). The first-place winner will be presented with $500 a month for one year, one laptop and one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination... Read more