Jul 252014
 
IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thousands of Chadian migrants fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been stranded in Cameroon since the beginning of 2014. This week, IOM Cameroon and Chad completed the return by road of almost 500 Chadian migrants from the town of Garoua Boulai, Cameroon, to [...]

Jul 252014
 
Migrants Tell of Mass Murder on Vessel  Smuggling Migrants from Libya

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Migrants at a school serving as a reception centre in Sicily yesterday told IOM of a nightmare voyage from Libya that ended with 29 of their number suffocating to death from choking fumes in the hold of an over-crowded vessel, where they had been driven at [...]

Jul 252014
 
Regional leaders meet in Nairobi, Kenya, to fight youth unemployment

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Outgoing Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa, Mrs. Mary Robinson, addressed the extraordinary Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, between 19 and 24 July 2014, to address the question of [...]

Jul 252014
 
Press Invitation - UNMISS Commissioner of Police in South Sudan Briefing

JUBA, South Sudan, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to attend a press briefing to update on UN Police’s (UNPOL) role under the new mission’s mandate; UN contributing Force Protection Unit efforts in managing IDPs in the [...]

Jul 252014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS DIANE CORNER OF UNITED KINGDOM DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MINUSCA

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Diane Corner of the United Kingdom as his Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), established by Security Council resolution 2149 (2014) of [...]

Jul 252014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda): The members of the Security Council welcomed the signing of a cessation of hostilities and violence agreement between armed groups in the Central African Republic during the Central African National Reconciliation [...]

Jul 252014
 
Canada supporting Save the Children Canada project in Somalia / Canada 's contribution is helping to improve health and well-being of displaced Somali children and their families

OTTAWA, Canada, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, announced new humanitarian assistance funding to Save the Children Canada for a project in Somalia that is contributing to the improved health and [...]

Jul 252014
 
The African Union welcomes the signing of an Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in the Central African Republic / The AU urges the CAR stakeholders to pursue their efforts towards a lasting solution to the crisis in their country

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the signing, yesterday, in Brazzaville, by the Central African Republic (CAR) parties, of an Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, within the framework of the Forum for National Reconciliation in the [...]

Jul 242014
 
Address by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification: Announcement of Funding to UNICEF for Humanitarian Assistance in Democratic Republic of the Congo

OTTAWA, Canada, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Check Against Delivery Good morning/afternoon. Thank you for joining us. We are here today to discuss a global initiative that came together under Canada’s leadership. In 2010, Canada hosted the G-8 where the Prime Minister launched the Muskoka Initiative. This initiative put maternal, newborn and child [...]

Jul 242014
 
SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018. Sweden’s total support is estimated at SEK 1.35 billion (approx. 200 MUSD). The aim is to improve child and maternal health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, sustainable growth and employment. The [...]

Jul 242014
 
AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS), led by H.E. Chairperson, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Sunday, 20 July 2014 in continuation of the fact finding work which African Head of State and Government tasked [...]

Jul 242014
 
Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Graduates Its First Class

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda (http://www.cmu.edu) is proud to announce that its first class in Africa graduated on 24 July, 2014. The ceremony, which took place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, awarded 22 students with master’s degrees in information technology (IT). Photo 1: [...]