APO - Africa Newsroom

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

New Livestock Traceability System Launched

ully implemented, the system will help to gather information regarding source/origin of the animal, type of husbandry, and management system in place resulting in quality products for consumers and increased incomes of farmers

With the financial and technical support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries today launched the Ethiopian Livestock Identification and Traceability System. Fully implemented, the system will help to gather information regarding source/origin of the animal, type…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Update on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are among the 13 highest-burden countries that have the greatest potential to control their epidemics by 2020 through the UNAIDS 90-90-90 framework and expansion of HIV prevention, leading PEPFAR to accelerate its efforts in these particular countries

Today, the United States announced that through support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) four African countries are approaching control of their HIV epidemics. Groundbreaking new PEPFAR data show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control across all age groups in Swaziland, the country with…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

UNAIDS congratulates Kingdom of Swaziland on achieving over 73% viral load suppression among adults living with HIV and a major reduction in HIV incidence between 2011 and 2016

New study shows results delivered thanks to focused efforts in collaboration with United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

UNAIDS congratulates the Kingdom of Swaziland on the findings of the Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS 2) announced by Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini today in Mbabane, Swaziland that 73% of the adult population aged 15 years and older are virally suppressed—76% of adult women and 68% of adult…

Source: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa |

Dr. Jenna Jambeck, U.S. Expert on Marine Waste, Joins South Africa’s Fight Against Plastic Pollution

She travelled to Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Hermanus, Cape Town and Durban this week

The U.S. Mission to South Africa hosted Dr. Jenna Jambeck, an expert on plastic waste from the University of Georgia, for meetings with environmental leaders, local government officials, academics and members of the public in three provinces along South Africa’s coastline July 9-18, 2017.  She travelled to Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the European Union

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks today at a UN Security Council Open Debate on peace and security in Africa. Ambassador Haley highlighted the nexus between humanitarian crises, human rights, and international peace and security on the continent.  “More than 14 million people are…

Source: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa |

Exercise Shared Accord: U.S. Embassy Invitation to Telephonic Briefing with U.S. Brigadier General William Prendergast and South African Defense Force’s Brigadier General Gustav Lategan

It is taking place at the South Africa National Defense Force Combat Training Center in Lohatla

On July 17, the U.S. military, in partnership with the South Africa National Defense Force, launched Exercise Shared Accord 2017, a command post and company-level field training exercise that will take place July 17 – August 3. Shared Accord 17 is a U.S. Africa Command directed and U.S. Army Africa…

Gigawatt Global
  • Multimedia content

  • Videos (1)
    • Rwanda gets a solar field
  • Images (3)
    • Bujumbura Mayor and Gigawatt Global leaders Michael Fichtenberg and Nathaniel Johnson sign the solar 'Light Islands' deal
    • Gigawatt Global launches its off-grid program in Africa, starting in Bujumbura
    • "Educating the next generation about how to use solar is part of our mission," says Yosef Abramowitz, CEO of Gigawatt Global
  • Links (2)
  • All (6)
Source: Gigawatt Global |

Solar Street Lights Illuminate Bujumbura, Burundi

Solar Pioneer Gigawatt Global Expands its Green Energy Offerings in Africa

“By expanding our investments from commercial scale projects to include off-grid additionally, we are positively impacting the lives of millions of people in Burundi and throughout Africa” - Yosef I. Abramowitz, CEO, Gigawatt Global  Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy MBONIMPA and…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

U.S. Army Africa and 101st Airborne Division to participate in Exercise Shared Accord 2017

The exercise, which will take place at the South Africa National Defense Force Combat Training Center, will include headquarters staff training, land force maneuvers and culminate with a platoon-level live-fire demonstration

The U.S. military, in partnership with the South Africa National Defense Force, will conduct Exercise Shared Accord 2017, a command post and company-level field training exercise, July 17 – August 3. Shared Accord 17 is a U.S. Africa Command directed and U.S. Army Africa led exercise designed to assess the…