Swaziland National Day Message
WASHINGTON, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 5, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of the Kingdom of Swaziland on your independence day. I... Read more
The AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan receives briefing from the High Level Implementation Panel on Sudan
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS) (http://www.au.int) met with President Thabo Mbeki, in his capacity as Chairperson of the High Level Implementation Panel on Sudan, today 4 September 2014. In attendance were President Olusegun Obasanjo,... Read more
Philips concludes its annual ‘Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow 2014′ with spectacular illumination of Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • 21st century LED technology will provide a makeover to the Castle of Good Hope during the conclusion of Philips’ fifth consecutive Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow • The Castle of Good Hope is the latest addition to a pan-African... Read more
EU announces €140m package in response to Ebola virus outbreak
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Commission has today announced €140m of funding for the countries currently affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. €38 million of the new package is specifically designed to help... Read more
IOM Builds Capacity of South Sudan’s Immigration Directorate
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — While South Sudan continues to grapple with widespread insecurity and mass displacement, IOM is continuing to build the new country’s limited administrative capacity. IOM Juba this week hosted a five-day training on document examination, imposter recognition, and risk profiling for... Read more
IOM Delivers Emergency Aid to Fire Victims in Bosaso, Somalia
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has delivered emergency aid to more than 100 people burned out of their homes when fire raged through a displacement camp in the town of Bosaso in the Puntland area of Somalia. A blaze, possibly started by a cooking... Read more
Mozambique Acts to Protect Migrants in Transit
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM, in collaboration with the Government of Mozambique, will conduct a four-day training-of-trainers programme next week (9-12/9) in Maputo on improving protection assistance to migrants transiting the country. Mozambique is a transit country for African migrants and asylum seekers hoping... Read more
Angola Explores Labour Migration and Development
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Angola will next week organize a three-day workshop on labour migration and development in Luanda for Angolan government officials, private sector representatives and civil society organizations. The training is the first of a series of six organized by IOM... Read more
Displaced Migrants Face Growing Risks in Libya as Fighting Intensifies
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Libya is monitoring the growing insecurity of some 200,000 overseas migrants living and working in Tripoli, Misrata and Benghazi. They include some 7,000 individuals IOM categorizes as “vulnerable migrants” in urgent need of evacuation assistance. Nearly 150,000 Tripoli residents... Read more
AFP announce the end of its collaboration with SAPA (South African Press Association)
JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Global news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) (http://www.afp.com) has announced that it’s English news content will no longer be available via SAPA (South African Press Association) in the new year. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/afp.png Harry Lee-Rudolph, Commercial Manager for AFP southern Africa... Read more