WHO working to ensure health workers are protected in Sierra Leone post
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily pulled back its health workers from the Kailahun post in Sierra Leone to the capital after the announcement over the weekend that one of their health workers was infected. “This was the responsible... Read more
Canadian Government Works With the Private Sector to Accelerate Sustainable Economic Growth in Developing Countries / Minister Paradis chairs first meeting of steering committee on redesigning development finance
OTTAWA, Canada, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, chaired the first meeting of the Redesigning Development Finance Initiative (RDFI) Steering Committee, a joint global project between the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Organisation for Economic... Read more
Three crew dead, one injured in UNMISS helicopter crash in Unity State
JUBA, South Sudan, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirms that three crew members of a UN-contracted MI-8 helicopter have died in this afternoon’s crash near Bentiu in Unity State. One surviving crew member has received treatment from the Médecins... Read more
Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Liberia in response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak
TOKYO, Japan, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. On August 25, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 30 million yen (tents, blankets, etc.) to the Republic of Liberia, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). 2. The Ebola virus disease which was... Read more
IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Approves US$7.6 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Burundi
BUJUMBURA, Burundi, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On August 25, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fifth review of Burundi’s economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, and also concluded the 2014 Article... Read more
UBA Group Appoints Tony O. Elumelu as Chairman
LAGOS, Nigeria, August 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) yesterday announced the appointment of Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N. as Chairman, succeeding Ambassador Joe Keshi. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/heirs-holdings.jpg Photo Tony Elumelu: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/tony-elumelu.jpg Mr Elumelu is Chairman/CEO of Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com), the... Read more
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