Jun 182014
 
Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr. Geert Cappelaere, on protection of medical units in South Kordofan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i., Mr. Geert Cappelaere, is deeply concerned by reports that a civilian hospital run by the international relief agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Farrandalla, South Kordofan, was recently bombed by military aircraft. “I am very concerned [...]

Jun 182014
 
Report: Nigeria vs. Iran World Cup Game Draws More Than 17.5 Million Nigerian Viewers

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — GeoPoll (http://research.geopoll.com), the world’s largest real-time mobile survey platform, today released initial findings on TV ratings, audience size and demographics following the first games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The data, gathered via mobile surveys in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, provides a first-ever [...]

Jun 182014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE TO MARK DAY OF AFRICAN CHILD, URGES ‘PAUSE' FOR NIGERIA'S KIDNAPPED SCHOOLGIRLS, DEMANDS THEIR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Chef de Cabinet Susanna Malcorra, for the panel discussion marking the Day of the African Child, in New York today: I am pleased to join you in marking the Day of the African Child, an initiative of [...]

Jun 182014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS LIEUTENANT GENERAL YOHANNES GEBREMESKEL TESFAMARIAM OF ETHIOPIA FORCE COMMANDER OF UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant-General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam of Ethiopia as the Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Lieutenant-General Tesfamariam succeeds Major-General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who completed his assignment on 9 June 2014. [...]

Seychelles National Day

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Jun 182014
 
Seychelles National Day

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 17, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am pleased to congratulate the people and government of Seychelles as you commemorate 21 years of independence on June 18. The lengthy [...]

Jun 182014
 
Secretary's Remarks: Libya: Ahmed Abu Khatallah

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 17, 2014 Since September 11, 2012, we have mourned the four Americans killed that day, cared for the survivors in our State Department family, and focused with intensity on strengthening security at our high-threat posts around the [...]

Jun 172014
 
The African Union strongly condemns the massacre carried out by Al-shabaab in Kenya

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the massacre of over 50 people, by Al-Shabaab, in the town of Mpeketoni, near the Kenyan coastal city of Lamu, on the night of 15 June 2014. The Chairperson of [...]

Jun 172014
 
The African Union welcomes the release of the Sudanese political leader Sadiq Al-Mahdi: The AU reiterates its support to the National Dialogue Initiative

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the release of former Prime Minister of Sudan and President of the National UMMA Party, Imam Sadiq Al-Mahdi, on 15 June 2014. Mr. Al Mahdi was arrested on 17 May 2014, [...]

Jun 172014
 
EMERGENCYRELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT COTE D'IVOIRE

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EMERGENCYRELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT COTE D’IVOIRE WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs WHAT: Mission to Cote d’Ivoire WHEN: 18-20 June 2014 WHERE: Abidjan and field visit; West and Central African Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit [...]

Jun 172014
 
Foreign Minister Steinmeier opens International Strategy Conference for the Preservation of Manuscripts from Timbuktu

BERLIN, Germany, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 18 and 19 June 2014, with the support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation the Federal Foreign Office is hosting an International Strategy Conference dedicated to the preservation of approximately 285,000 Islamic manuscripts from Timbuktu (Mali). Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will open the conference at 5 [...]

Jun 172014
 

PARIS, France, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During an aerial attack on a Sudanese village, Sudan’s air force bombed and partially destroyed a hospital run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the war-torn South Kordofan region Monday, depriving civilians of critical medical care, the organization said [...]

Jun 172014
 
Foreign Minister Steinmeier to meet the Foreign Minister of Mozambique

BERLIN, Germany, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Tuesday, 17 June 2014, Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier will meet the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Mozambique, Oldemiro Júlio Marques Balói, for talks at the Federal Foreign Office. Besides discussing bilateral relations between Germany and Mozambique, the Ministers will focus on current developments [...]