AFRICA

MSF South Sudan: As violence re-erupts in Malakal town, more than 25,000 people are sheltering in Protection of Civilians site

JUBA, South Sudan, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fresh fighting took place overnight on 21 April in Malakal between armed groups, causing some 900 people to flee to the Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, bringing the number of displaced people in the compound to more than 25,000. Two people were killed in […]

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On the Occasion of the United Republic of Tanzania’s Union Day

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 24, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Tanzania as you celebrate the 51st anniversary of the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Deep bonds of friendship […]

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Continued detention of Ethiopian journalists unacceptable – UN human rights experts

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, today said the detention of the six so-called “Zone Nine” bloggers and three other journalists in Ethiopia over the past year […]

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IOM Assists Victims of Migrant Attacks in South Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Responding to the recent spate of the violence against migrants in South Africa, largely in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) and Gauteng provinces, IOM is assisting victims of the violence. Over 8,000 migrants have been displaced since the violence broke out three weeks ago and they are currently […]

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Migrants Leaving Yemen for Horn of Africa Top 10,000

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM is continuing its humanitarian assistance to migrants, refugees and Third Country Nationals (TCNs) arriving in the Horn of Africa, fleeing the crisis in Yemen. This week the total arrivals in the Horn of Africa, including Djibouti, Somaliland and Puntland, since the start of the conflict, […]

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IOM Welcomes EU Council Decision on Migrants in Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has welcomed the decision of the Special European Council of Heads of State and Government to put saving lives at the heart of the European response to ending the unacceptable loss of lives of migrants in the Mediterranean. “IOM believes that the primary objective of […]

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