Jun 242014
 
Release of report Central African Republic: "They must all leave or die."

PARIS, France, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — War crimes and crimes against humanity have been perpetrated in the Central African Republic (CAR) and continue to be, state our organisations in a report published today. This report follows several fact-finding missions conducted in the CAR and establishes the responsibilities of the various parties to [...]

Jun 242014
 
Rolex Announces Young Laureates of 2014 Global Awards Programme

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Five young visionaries from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East were announced today at London’s leading scientific institution, the Royal Society, as winners of the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise (http://www.rolexawards.com). Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/rae.png Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1190 (Arthur Zang, Rolex Young Laureate 2014) Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1189 [...]

Jun 242014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A workshop on the treatment of patients injured by firearms or explosive devices, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is opening today in Bamako. “War injuries have to be treated in a special way that is not usually taught in medical schools,” [...]

Jun 242014
 
Inter-Ministerial Workshop Develops Strategic Migration Plan for Libya / IOM is today conducting a one day inter-ministerial workshop in Tripoli to develop a strategic action plan for Libya in the field of migration.

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The session aims to identify migration priorities to guide the development of future policies and programmes related to migration, and will reflect Libyan national interests, applicable human rights guarantees, and support for the socio-economic development of the country. Eight Libyan ministries with migration functions are set [...]

Jun 242014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT AHEAD OF 25 JUNE ELECTIONS IN LIBYA

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Vitaly I. Churkin ( Russian Federation): The members of the Security Council welcomed the holding of parliamentary elections in Libya on 25 June. They emphasized that these elections are an important step in Libya’s [...]

Jun 242014
 
Gubernatorial Elections in Ekiti State, Nigeria

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 23, 2014 The United States commends the people of Ekiti State, Nigeria, who turned out to vote in the June 21 gubernatorial election. U.S. Embassy and international observers assessed that the process was [...]

Jun 242014
 
U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 23, 2014 Today the United States announced nearly $51 million in additional humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). This new assistance brings the [...]

Jun 242014
 
U.S. Welcomes Court Ruling to Free Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 23, 2014 We obviously welcome the decision by the Sudanese Appeals Court to order the release of Ms. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag. Her case has rightly drawn the attention of the world and has been of deep [...]

Jun 242014
 
Canada Welcomes Release of Christian Mother in Sudan

OTTAWA, Canada, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the release of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from a Sudanese prison. Ms. Meriam is a Christian mother who gave birth to her second child in prison after being sentenced to death for [...]

Jun 242014
 
Minister Fast Announces Export Development Canada to Expand Its Footprint into Africa / On-the-ground support in southern Africa will help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) boost their exports and create jobs and opportunities at hom

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Export Development Canada (EDC) will open its first African location next year in Johannesburg, South Africa. EDC selected Johannesburg because of its economic position as the financial gateway to southern Africa. The city is a [...]

Jun 242014
 
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on confirmation of death sentences and sentencing of journalists in Egypt

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by recent court decisions in Egypt, particularly the confirmation of death sentences for 183 people and the sentencing of journalists, including from Al Jazeera today, to lengthy jail terms. Proceedings that clearly appear not to meet basic fair trial standards, particularly [...]

Jun 242014
 
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on confirmation of death sentences and sentencing of journalists in Egypt

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by recent court decisions in Egypt, particularly the confirmation of death sentences for 183 people and the sentencing of journalists, including from Al Jazeera today, to lengthy jail terms. Proceedings that clearly appear not to meet basic fair trial standards, particularly [...]