WHO doctor to be evacuated after testing positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, September 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A WHO doctor working in an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the disease. To ensure the safety of all, WHO will recommend that new admissions be limited while an investigation is launched. The doctor... Read more
UNAMID calls for restraint over Kalma IDP camp tensions
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, September 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 4 September, The African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (AUNAMID), received information that a Government of Sudan police team had entered Kalma camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Darfur and drove down a... Read more
VATICAN, Holy See, September 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today Pope Francis received the prelates of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon at the end of their five-yearly “ad limina” visit. At the end of the audience the Pope expressed his encouragement and confidence in the bishops, whose... Read more
VATICAN, Holy See, September 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram of condolences on behalf of the Holy Father to Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye of Bujumbura, Burundi, for the killing of three Italian Xaverian Missionary sisters yesterday, Sunday 7 September, in... Read more
GeoPoll adds VP of Business Development in Africa, Expands Global Sales Presence
NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — GeoPoll (http://www.geopoll.com), the world’s largest real-time mobile survey platform, today announced the hire of John Muthee as VP of Business Development in Africa. Muthee will drive the strategy and execution of key growth initiatives as GeoPoll expands its mobile survey... Read more
WIN an Invitation to AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s Leading Telecoms Event
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, September 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for one African journalist to attend the AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s leading telecoms event (http://www.comworldseries.com/africa), held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11–13 November 2014. AfricaCom 2014 will bring together individuals and companies to... Read more
Somalia: Sexual Abuse by African Union Soldiers / Troop-Contributing Countries, Donors Should Promote Justice for Victims
NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Troop-contributing countries, the African Union (AU), and... Read more
Statement on the WHO Consultation on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After two days of discussion on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines, more than 150 participants, representing the fields of research and clinical investigation, ethics, legal, regulatory, financing, and data collection, identified several therapeutic and vaccine interventions that should be the... Read more
DreamTrips Vacation Club Named “Africa’s Leading Travel Club” at 2014 World Travel Awards Ceremony in Nigeria
Plano, TX, September 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — DreamTrips™ Vacation Club (https://www.dreamtrips.com), one of the world’s leading travel and vacation club membership organizations, was recognized as “Africa’s Leading Travel Club” for 2014 as part of the World Travel Awards (WTA)—the second WTA regional award for the travel club... Read more
U.S. Commends Mozambique for Agreement To End Hostilities
WASHINGTON, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 5, 2014 The United States congratulates the people of Mozambique for the agreement reached to bring an end to hostilities between the government of Mozambique and Renamo forces. President Armando Guebuza... Read more