Floods and landslides in Sierra Leone: Belgium participates in the international assistance effort

BRUSSELS, Belgium, August 21, 2017/APO/ — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders announces that a Disaster Victim Identification Team (DVI) of the Federal Police will be sent to Sierra Leone to help identify the deceased in the dramatic floods and landslides. This disaster caused the death of more than 400 people. The […]

Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

On completion, according to the President of the Group Aliko Dangote, the project will generate over 15,000 jobs in the state LAGOS, Nigeria, August 23, 2017/APO/ — In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed […]

IAEA brings together experts from Africa to increase preparedness for Ebola and other zoonotic diseases

More than 150 participants from 40 African countries are meeting at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna to share experiences in order to improve national surveillance networks for monitoring and containing the spread of highly contagious viruses, such as avian influenza, Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and monkeypox NEW YORK, United States of America, August 24, […]

South Africa Donates US$615,000 to Sierra Leone Disaster Response

South Africa Donates US$615,000 to Sierra Leone Disaster Response

KHARTOUM, Sudan, August 25, 2017/APO/ — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed this week’s announcement of a US$615,000 (ZAR 8 million) contribution from the Government of South Africa that will help us provide vital emergency assistance to more than 10,000 people affected by mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone. “This timely and generous […]

Mohamed Ibn Chambas undertakes a solidarity visit to Freetown

The SRSG welcomed all the assistance to the country and particularly commended West Africa and Africa for their mobilization DAKAR, Senegal, August 28, 2017/APO/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary General carried out a solidarity visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone from august 23 to 25, following the mudslide that claimed 494 lives and the […]

South African U18 men’s football team in London preparing for the U18 men’s World Cup

South African U18 men’s football team in London for fixtures against the English and Brazilian teams in preparation for the U18 men’s World Cup PRETORIA, South Africa, August 28, 2017/APO/ — The South African U18 men’s football team departed for London last weekend for fixtures against their English and Brazilian counterparts. The planned matches are part […]

African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2017: MainOne canvasses local Internet traffic exchange within Africa

An initiative of the Internet Society, the three-day conference focused on developing Internet interconnection and traffic exchange opportunities LAGOS, Nigeria, August 30, 2017/APO/ — West Africa’s leading provider of connectivity and data center solutions, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has reiterated the importance of Internet traffic domiciliation as a key requirement for growing the internet ecosystem in Africa. Speaking […]

Winners for Africa’s Top Real Estate Developments Announced at the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo 2017

Winners for Africa’s Top Real Estate Developments Announced at the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo 2017

The calibre of entries was world class and the judges had a challenging time selecting the winners JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 30, 2017/APO/ — Property developers, suppliers and owners recently got the opportunity to showcase their best projects and services from across sub-Saharan Africa at the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards held on 24 August this […]

Sierra Leone: Survivors face trauma and lack of shelter in wake of recovery from mudslides

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 30, 2017/APO/ — “Survivors of Sierra Leone’s devastating mudslides continue to struggle with trauma and the lack of shelter as they try to recover from the disaster that buried nearly 500 people more than two weeks ago,” said Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Regional Director for Africa at the International Federation of Red Cross and […]

Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa observes A Minute of Silence prayers for the victims of flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone

Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa observes A Minute of Silence prayers for the victims of flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone

The Diplomatic Community in Addis Ababa on Wednesday 16th August, 2017 observed A Minute of Silence prayers in observance for the victims of the flooding and mudslides in some parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone during the African Union Peace and Security Council Open Session on the Drought Situation and its Implication on Peace and Security in […]

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