AFRICA

Press Availability With President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC February 27, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. I am extremely pleased to welcome Her Excellency, Dr. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, here to America and to the Department of State. President Sirleaf is […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on Boko Haram Attacks

NEW YORK, February 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General reiterates his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. The abduction and use of children, including as “suicide bombers”, is particularly abhorrent. The Secretary-General is encouraged by the positive steps […]

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CAR refugees and host community struggling to survive in northern DRC

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) February 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Since December 2014, an estimated 20,000 Central Africans have fled over the river Ubangi into the Bili and Bosobolo health zones in Equateur Province, northern DRC, adding to 10,000 refugees already present in the area. The refugees have arrived with very few […]

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FDFA State Secretary Yves Rossier has visited South Africa and Burundi

BERN, Switzerland, February 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of a four-day visit ending today, the State Secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Yves Rossier, has held political consultations in South Africa and Burundi. In South Africa, the two parties established a platform for cooperation in the area of human […]

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UN Envoy to Somalia welcomes release of hostages, calls for remaining captives to be freed

MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed the release on 25 February of four remaining crewmen of the FV Prantalay 12 vessel, taken hostage at sea by Somali pirates on 18 April 2010. This is the longest period of captivity […]

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IOM Works with Yemeni Coastal Community to Aid Migrants from Horn of Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has been working to improve water and sanitation facilities at the Al-Husna Mosque, a local mosque in Basateen, whose Imam offers a temporary safe haven to destitute migrants from the Horn of Africa stranded en route to Saudi Arabia. Basateen is an impoverished area in […]

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