MISA Malawi statement on arrest of journalist Archibald Kasakura

MISA Malawi statement on arrest of journalist Archibald Kasakura

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 21 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is shocked and deeply saddened with the detention of ...

DR Congo: UN, African Union urge eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat

DR Congo: UN, African Union urge eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat

NEW YORK, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Visiting the site of a recent flare-up of deadly violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations and African ...

Libya: UN ‘deeply concerned’ by reported threats against national rights institution

Libya: UN ‘deeply concerned’ by reported threats against national rights institution

NEW YORK, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations human rights office expressed “deep concern” today at reports of threats and intimidation directed against ...

Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in North Sinai

Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in North Sinai

LONDON, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Foreign Secretary condemns the terrorist attack against the Egyptian Armed Forces in the North Sinai. Speaking after the attack the Foreign ...

MISA Zimbabwe concerned about recent attacks and threats against the media

MISA Zimbabwe concerned about recent attacks and threats against the media

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- MISA-Zimbabwe notes with very grave concern recent attacks and threats against the privately owned media by Zanu PF and ...

Heads of AfDB, AU and ECA in Guinea to show support for country’s fight against Ebola

Heads of AfDB, AU and ECA in Guinea to show support for country’s fight against Ebola

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- “It is good for us to pledge financial aid in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, but it is even better to come here ...

MSF STATEMENT – Ebola: MSF Staff Member in U.S. Hospital

MSF STATEMENT – Ebola: MSF Staff Member in U.S. Hospital

NEW YORK, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today that one of ...

MISA Malawi statement on arrest of journalist Archibald Kasakura

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 21 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is shocked and deeply saddened with the detention of journalist Archibald Kasakura, who was arrested by Limbe Police in Blantyre, southern Malawi, for allegedly ‘obstructing a police officer on duty'. Efforts to speak to the Police proved futile as MISA Mawli were continually referred ...

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DR Congo: UN, African Union urge eastern town to support operations to end rebel threat

NEW YORK, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Visiting the site of a recent flare-up of deadly violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys met with the Mayor of the town of Beni, Congolese military officials and local leaders, urging a united front to “put an end to the terror imposed on the population by armed groups,” including Ugandan-based rebels ...

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Libya: UN ‘deeply concerned’ by reported threats against national rights institution

NEW YORK, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations human rights office expressed “deep concern” today at reports of threats and intimidation directed against Libya's national human rights institution, the National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR), based in Tripoli. Speaking to reporters in Geneva Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for ...

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Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in North Sinai

LONDON, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Foreign Secretary condemns the terrorist attack against the Egyptian Armed Forces in the North Sinai. Speaking after the attack the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: I strongly condemn today's terrorist attack in North Sinai, which has led to such a tragic loss of life. My thoughts are with the victims and their families at this difficult time. We stand ...

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MISA Zimbabwe concerned about recent attacks and threats against the media

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- MISA-Zimbabwe notes with very grave concern recent attacks and threats against the privately owned media by Zanu PF and government officials, including the First Lady Grace Mugabe, which pose serious risk to the safety and security of journalists. These attacks assumed unacceptable proportions during the just-ended First Lady's rallies. While the ...

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Heads of AfDB, AU and ECA in Guinea to show support for country’s fight against Ebola

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- “It is good for us to pledge financial aid in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, but it is even better to come here to discover the reality of the situation on the ground.” These are the words Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), used to describe his visit to Guinea on Friday, October 24, 2014. Kaberuka arrived at ...

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MSF STATEMENT – Ebola: MSF Staff Member in U.S. Hospital

NEW YORK, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The staff member, an American citizen, was placed in isolation on Thursday, October 23 at Bellevue Hospital in New ...

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WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

GENEVA, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The World Health Organization convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic. ...

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Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

GENEVA, 24 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Mali's Ministry of Health has confirmed the country's first case of Ebola virus disease. The Ministry received positive laboratory results, from PCR testing, on Thursday and informed WHO immediately. In line with standard procedures, samples are being sent to a WHO-approved laboratory for further testing and diagnostic work. Details about the case In ...

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EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA

NEW YORK, October 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs WHAT: Mission to South Africa WHEN: 26-28 October 2014 WHERE: Johannesburg, Pretoria Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, ...

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