BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

Cummins (http://www.Cummins.com), the world's leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the DRC, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting ...

Angola enters the International Capital Market

Angola enters the International Capital Market

Angola announced the launch of sovereign debt bonds in the international market in the form of Eurobonds, amounting to USD $1,500,000,000.00 (one thousand five hundred million US ...

4th AU-PATTEC Steering and Mobilization Committee (SMC)

4th AU-PATTEC Steering and Mobilization Committee (SMC)

NDJAMENA, Chad, September 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The 4th PATTEC Steering Committee meeting has been scheduled to take place on 17th September on the sidelines ...

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Senegal

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, September 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Ali Mansoor visited Dakar from September 2–15, 2015 ...

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Benin1

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Benin1

COTONOU, Benin, September 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christine Dieterich, IMF Mission Chief for Benin, ...

Burundi and Sri Lanka, two test cases for the prevention of recurring mass violations – UN expert

Burundi and Sri Lanka, two test cases for the prevention of recurring mass violations – UN expert

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on transitional justice, Pablo de Greiff, today said that a ...

DHL delivers rugby to Africa

DHL delivers rugby to Africa

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, September 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A team of seven who embarked on an epic journey from Cape Town through Africa to London in October ...

Online Q&A Session on Emerging Market Economies with Christine Lagarde

WASHINGTON, 04 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- MR. RICE: Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the briefing on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. We're delighted to be able to interact today with journalists all around the world particularly on the topic of emerging markets and I'm especially pleased that we have joining us today Madame Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF. MS. ...

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Humanitarian community calls for NGO bill to be subjected to public consultation following formation of Transitional Government

JUBA, South Sudan, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- Following the adoption of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Bill by the National Legislative Assembly, the humanitarian community has called on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to ensure that the Bill is submitted to a process of public consultation following the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU). “I am ...

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Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to close two privately owned news channels, and urges officials to allow the channels to resume broadcasting immediately. Lambert Mende, the Congolese minister of communication and media, released a statement on January 20 saying that Nyota TV, and ...

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Justice delayed for Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the prolonged trial of photographer Mahmoud Abou Zeid, who has been in jail for more than 900 days. Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, was due in court tomorrow along with more than 700 defendants who are being tried on charges ranging from rioting to attempted murder. Today, Cairo Criminal Court postponed ...

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Guinea journalist shot dead during clash at political meeting

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting in Guinea today of El-Hadj Mohamed Diallo, a reporter for the news websites Guinée7 and Afrik, and calls on authorities to ensure justice is served. Diallo died on the way to the hospital after being shot during clashes outside a meeting of Guinea's main opposition party, the Union of Democratic ...

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‘Violence must stop now,’ says UN expert as fresh fighting displaces thousands in North Darfur

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- Warning that, in the last two weeks, a new escalation of violence has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur, a United Nations human rights expert today called for an immediate end to hostilities that have triggered new protection and humanitarian concerns in the long-restive region of Sudan. “Violence is ...

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UN agencies mobilize to support Government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the Government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched a response against the epidemic, the agencies announced today. To date, 25 suspected cases among which 12 deaths have been identified. Among the deceased, four ...

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UN agencies mobilize to support Government response after Benin confirms cases of Lassa fever

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the Government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched a response against the epidemic, the agencies announced today. To date, 25 suspected cases among which 12 deaths have been identified. Among the deceased, four ...

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‘Violence must stop now,’ says UN expert as fresh fighting displaces thousands in North Darfur

NEW YORK, 05 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- Warning that, in the last two weeks, a new escalation of violence has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur, a United Nations human rights expert today called for an immediate end to hostilities that have triggered new protection and humanitarian concerns in the long-restive region of Sudan. “Violence is ...

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Activities of Secretary-General in Ethiopia, 28-31 January

NEW YORK, 04 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- On Thursday evening, 28 January, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Madam Ban Soon-taek, flew from New York to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the twenty-sixth Africa Union Summit, whose theme was “2016: African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. Upon arrival on Friday, the Secretary-General met with Dr. ...

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