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
NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF BURUNDI PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
NEW YORK, September 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The new Permanent Representative of Burundi to the United Nations, Albert Shingiro, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Until his appointment, Mr. Shingiro was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for External Relations and International Cooperation of Burundi.... Read more
LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As Africa’s star continues to rise and Governments are becoming increasingly mindful of the importance of delivering electricity beyond city and industrial boundaries, EnergyNet (http://www.energynet.co.uk) has partnered with ‘Wind for Prosperity’, a Vestas initiative to deliver electricity to some of... Read more
DHL takes innovative approach to grow retail footprint in sub-Saharan Africa by 1000%
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, September 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Staying true to its reputation for speed, passion, teamwork and a can-do attitude, DHL Express (http://www.dpdhl.com) has grown its retail footprint in sub-Saharan Africa by an astonishing 1,000% in less than three years. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/dhl_logo2.jpg Photo Sumesh Rahavendra: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/sumesh_rahavendra.jpg (Sumesh... Read more
High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General for Nigeria Said Djinnit attends the Abuja Ministerial Conference on Security in Nigeria
DAKAR, Sénégal, September 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General for Nigeria, attended yesterday the Abuja Ministerial Meeting on Security. The Ministerial Conference was a follow-up to three previous meetings in... Read more
Commissioner Piebalgs to announce new support for Benin during his visit to the country
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs is to announce tomorrow that EU support for Benin in 2014-2020 will amount to almost €450 million. This announcement will be made during his visit to Benin on 4 and 5 September... Read more
Libya: UN report details serious human rights abuses in Tripoli, Benghazi
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law are taking place in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi with dire consequences for civilians and civilian infrastructure, a new UN report released Thursday warns. The joint report by the... Read more
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Facing massive displacement that has resulted from the fighting, health services in South Sudan are working under enormous pressure. Since the outbreak of violence in December, the ICRC has worked together with the South Sudan Red Cross to save lives... Read more