World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Source: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) |

Dr Jackie King wins prestigious Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management

WWF South Africa board member Dr Jackie King has been named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her game-changing contribution to global river management. In the citation for the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize, she is recognised for having “advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and…

Source: APO Group - Africa Newsroom |

Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa

Unitel competed with MTN (which has 18 operations in Africa) and with Wana Corporate, Morocco

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two years, renewable for two more, upon evaluation of the work…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank: Professor Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, named among world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy”

Nyong chosen by London-based peer-to-peer learning platform Apolitical for his impact on influencing climate policy on the continent

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce  the nomination of Professor Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’ by Apolitical, a peer-to-peer learning platform for governments. Nyong, a pioneering and globally recognized climate change…

Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

United Nations – Appointment of a special envoy for the Horn of Africa (14 March 2019)

France welcomes the appointment by the UN secretary-general of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (Gabon) as special envoy for the Horn of Africa. In a region that is experiencing a historic momentum for peace, which must be consolidated, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga will notably be responsible, through his mediation and in collaboration with regional actors,…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

APO Group named the Official Newswire for One Planet Summit

The Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 14th March and will involve keynote speeches from French President Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, has been named the Official Newswire of the One Planet Summit (www.OnePlanetSummit.fr/en) - a unique platform dedicated to financial initiatives that brings attention to global climate change. More than 450 delegates are…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaulted while covering state elections

Journalists covering the elections told Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) they were detained and harassed by security services or other armed individuals

Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the March 9 gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering the elections told CPJ they were detained and harassed by security services or other…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa

Mr. Onanga-Anyanga holds a post-graduate degree in political science from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and a master’s degree in sociology from l’Université Omar Bongo in Libreville

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Mr. Onanga-Anyanga brings with him extensive experience with the United Nations, having served most recently as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic and…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

The Situation of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi OSUGA)

Japan hopes that the reforms will move forward stably based on the will of Algerian people

Japan pays close attention to the decision of Algerian President Bouteflika not to seek his fifth term and his announcement of a plan to reform the Algerian political system before the next presidential election. Japan hopes that the reforms will move forward stably based on the will of Algerian people.…

Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Bamba Sports Holds Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)'s Inaugural Chairmanship Debate

The Debate held at the Strathmore University was very well attended by vast stakeholders

On the 7th of March 2019, the Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) held the first ever Sports Chairmanship debate in the Country courtesy of the Union’s Broadcast Partner, Bamba Sports. The Debate held at the Strathmore University was very well attended by vast stakeholders. Former and current Club Chairmen, affiliates like the…

EurAfrican Forum
Source: EurAfrican Forum |

EurAfrican Forum appoints Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board

APO Group Founder Pompigne-Mognard brings his business expertise and unique knowledge of the African media landscape to help drive prosperity between Europe and Africa

EurAfrican Forum (http://www.EurAfricanForum.org/), an action-oriented platform that aims to foster stronger collaboration between Europe and Africa, today announced the appointment of Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board.  Pompigne-Mognard is the founder and chairman of APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and…