AFRICA

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with the Arab Republic of Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt, February 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On January 28, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with the Arab Republic of Egypt. Following four years of political uncertainty and economic slowdown, the authorities have started implementing policies to raise growth, create jobs and restore […]

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Secretary-General Condemns Killing of National Coordinator for Peacebuilding Fund in Guinea

NEW YORK, February 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General condemns, in the strongest terms, the killing of Thierno Aliou Diaoune, National Coordinator for the UN Peacebuilding Fund in Conakry, Guinea, on 6 February. Mr. Diaoune was a trusted United […]

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Security Council Press Statement on Somalia

NEW YORK, February 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The members of the Security Council welcomed the approval of the Cabinet list by the Federal Parliament of Somalia on 9 February. They stressed the need for the Federal Government to accelerate delivery of the milestones of the Federal Government’s ‘Vision 2016′. In this context, they […]

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Guinea

NEW YORK, February 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General condemns, in the strongest terms, the killing of Thierno Aliou Diaoune, National Coordinator for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, in Conakry, Guinea, on 6 February 2015. Mr. Diaoune was a trusted United Nations partner and a tireless advocate for the construction of peace, democracy and […]

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Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice

COTONOU, Benin, February 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda. The announcement was made by the Honorable […]

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Africa: Intervention for South Sudan Pledging Event

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Anne C. Richard Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Nairobi, Kenya February 9, 2015 Good afternoon. I would like to thank the chairs of this meeting for bringing us together in Nairobi to address the ongoing, manmade humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. Thank you […]

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