Jul 172014
 
EMERGENCY RELIEFCOORDINATOR AND UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, VALERIE AMOS STATEMENT TO THE PRESS SECURITY COUNCIL BRIEFING ON SUDAN/SOUTH SUDAN

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Checked against delivery I have just briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, which continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries. It is more than two years since the Council adopted resolution 2046 in May [...]

Jul 172014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS BABACAR GAYE OF SENEGAL SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Babacar Gaye of Senegal as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). MINUSCA was established by Security Council resolution 2149 (2014) of 10 April [...]

Jul 172014
 
IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year Policy Support Instrument for Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a new three-year Policy Support Instrument (PSI) for Tanzania.1 The IMF recently concluded the final review of the country’s economic performance under a Standby Credit Facility (SCF) arrangement (See Press Release 14/182), together [...]

Jul 172014
 
IMF Announces Staff-Level Agreement with Tunisia on the Fourth Review of the Stand-By Arrangement

TUNIS, Tunisia, July 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Amine Mati, visited Tunis during June 10–24, 2014 to conduct discussions on the fourth review of Tunisia’s economic performance under the 24-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) approved by the IMF Executive Board on June 7, 2013. [...]

Jul 162014
 
AUC Chairperson joins meeting of African Ministers of Integration in Swaziland

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has arrived in Ezulwini, Swaziland to participate in the Seventh Conference of African Ministers in charge of integration (COMAIV11), being held under the theme, infrastructure and integration in Africa. She was met on arrival by the [...]

Jul 162014
 
Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishi to Visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Turkey

TOKYO, Japan, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi will visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel, the Palestine and Turkey from July 19 to July 26. 2.Mr.Kishi, in his visit to Cairo, capital of Egypt, between July 19 and July 20, will hold discussions with Egyptian government officials. [...]

Jul 162014
 
The AU PSC, at its 446th meeting held on 9 July 2014, adopted a decision on the situation in Darfur and the activities of the UNAMID

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 446th meeting held on 9 July 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Darfur and the activities of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Council, 1. Takes note [...]

Jul 162014
 
IOM Appoints New Chief of Mission for South Africa

PRETORIA, South-Africa, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Organization for Migration has appointed Mr. Richard Ots as the new Chief of Mission for the IOM mission in South Africa effective from 1 July 2014. Mr. Ots will oversee the South Africa main office based in Pretoria including three sub-offices in Durban, Cape [...]

Jul 162014
 
Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa through launch of first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Orange (http://www.orange.com) has opened today West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability [...]

Jul 162014
 
Sudan: Humanitarian Needs Reach US$982 million

KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A significant increase in humanitarian needs in Sudan during the first six months of 2014 has necessitated a revision of the Sudan Response Plan. Aid agencies in Sudan now urgently require $982 million to assist 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (roughly 20% of [...]

Jul 162014
 
Notice to Congress -- Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect To The Former Liberian Regime Of Charles Taylor

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — NOTICE CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMER LIBERIAN REGIME OF CHARLES TAYLOR On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers [...]

Jul 162014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Tsidi Tsikata, visited Lilongwe from July 7 to 15, 2014 to review recent economic developments, discuss the Government’s policy priorities, and assist with the development of the broad parameters of the Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget. [...]