AFRICA

Catherine Ashton at the end of her visit to Egypt

Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton at the end of her visit to Egypt BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today I’ve spent all day in meetings with the acting President, vice-President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, the Minister of Defence; I’ve met with young people from Tamarod and I […]

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Notice to Congress — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013/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 […]

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Niger – the African green wall, piece by piece

Building the African green wall, piece by piece / Halting land degradation in Niger helps to tackle African desertification ROME, Italy, July 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — When village people and local authorities in southern Niger won back over one hundred hectares of degraded land, they added one extra piece to a mosaic being […]

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Aid agencies in Jonglei mount response for up to 25,000 civilians stranded in the bush

Aid agencies in Jonglei mount response for up to 25,000 civilians stranded in the bush JUBA, South Sudan, July 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Expanded access within Pibor county, Jonglei State, since 14 July has enabled aid agencies to assess the needs of up to 25,000 civilians who have sought refuge in the bush […]

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President and Mrs. Obama on Nelson Mandela International Day

Statement by the President and Mrs. Obama on Nelson Mandela International Day WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On behalf of our family and the people of the United States, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes and prayers to Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 95th birthday, as well as to […]

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