Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Disease outbreak news Epidemiology and surveillance On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. The index case was... Read more
Canada Concerned About Downing of UN Helicopter in South Sudan
OTTAWA, Canada, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada is concerned by reports that a UN helicopter crashed after being attacked near Bentiu, South Sudan. Three crew members are confirmed to have died. The United Nations Mission in... Read more
The AU and the UN resolved to further strengthen their cooperation in support of ongoing efforts at development and stability in the Great Lakes Region
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of the initial tour he is undertaking in the region, Said Djinnit, the Special Envoy designate of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region visited Addis Ababa on 26-27 August. He met with Mrs.NkosazanaDlamini-Zuma the Chairperson of the... Read more
Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming / EU-FAO backed government initiative has put thousands of farmers on a new track
ROME, Italy, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In a major effort to revitalize agriculture here, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. Agriculture is on its way to become a key driver... Read more
New deadline for the parties in South Sudan
OSLO, Norway, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘It is regrettable that the parties to the conflict in South Sudan have failed to fulfil their obligations to introduce a ceasefire and establish a framework for the formation of a transitional government, as they agreed in June. I urge... Read more
Press briefing by UN aid chief in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, August 27, 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
UN Committee on Migrant Workers to review Belize and Ghana
GENEVA, Switzerland, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families (CMW) is meeting from 1 to 5 September to review Belize and Ghana. They are among the 47 States Parties to the International Convention on... Read more
NEW YORK, August 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom): On 7 August, the members of the Security Council heard briefings by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic... Read more
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