May 142014
 
Nigeria : UN Committee marks one month since abduction of schoolgirls

  UN Committee marks one month since abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, urging their release, warning of consequences GENEVA, Switzerland, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Wednesday firmly condemned the acts of violence against more than 200 girls who were abducted from their [...]

May 072014
 
“We must fight against the abduction of girls” - Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has totally condemned the abduction of schools in Nigeria by suspected militants of the extremist group Boko Haram, as part of their strategy to terrorise and scare into submission the Nigerian public and [...]

May 072014
 
Mr Simmonds speaks at UK/Cameroon Investment Forum

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds promotes the UK’s partnership with Cameroon, trade and investment.   Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, today spoke to over 500 delegates at the UK/Cameroon Investment Forum, organised by Developing Markets Associates held at Church House.   Mr Simmonds welcomed the role that [...]

May 072014
 
Africa and China Strategic Partnership gets new impetus with the visit of China Premier to the AU headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang, has reiterated China’s commitment to reinforce the Sino-Africa strategic partnership. Mr. Kegiang was speaking on Monday 5 May 2014 while addressing AU Officials and staff; the diplomatic Corps; the [...]

May 072014
 
African Union Second Decade for Education in Africa: The AU and ADEA launch publications on skills for Africa's accelerated and sustainable development

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) launched two series of publications in Yaoundé on April 24, 2014. The launch session took place during the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union (COMEDAF VI), [...]

May 072014
 
MINUSCA reiterates its commitment to support peace and reconciliation efforts of the transitional authorities

BANGUI, Central African Republic, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the Central African Republic, Mr. Babacar Gaye, congratulates the Head of State and the Transitional Government, on the occasion of one hundred day anniversary of the inauguration of Catherine Samba-Panza as President of the Central African [...]

May 072014
 
Background Briefing on South Sudan

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Special Briefing Senior Administration Officials Via Teleconference May 6, 2014   MODERATOR: Hi everyone, this is [Moderator]. This is a background call. We’ll have a couple of speakers, both of whom should be referred to in reporting as Senior Administration Officials, please. That’s how we’re going to [...]

May 072014
 
First session of the specialised technical committee on justice and legal affairs

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — (FORMER CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF JUSTICE/ATTORNEYS FROM MEMBER STATES BUT NOW INCLUDING MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUES SUCH AS HUMAN RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONALISM AND RULE OF LAW)   INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA       When: 6 – 16 May 2014   The meetings will [...]

May 072014
 
Egypt in breach of international obligations

OSLO, Norway, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘The death sentences in Egypt in recent months are a clear breach of human rights and of Egypt’s international obligations. Norway condemns these sentences, and we have raised the matter directly with the Egyptian authorities,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende. The Egyptian Ambassador was called in [...]

May 072014
 
Africa: Remarks With EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton After Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC May 6, 2014     SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I am very pleased, as always, to welcome my very good friend and colleague in these endeavors, the EU High Representative Cathy Ashton back here to [...]

May 072014
 
Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos calls for more humanitarian support for Chad

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos completed her two-day mission to Chad late Tuesday, calling for urgent donor support to meet the humanitarian needs of 97,000 people who have fled the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and for the two million Chadians suffering from [...]

May 072014
 
Solutions for Kenya's displaced require urgent action determined by reality – UN expert

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, today called for concerted development and peacebuilding action to achieve durable solutions for internal displacement in Kenya.   “The end of displacement cannot be determined by a political decision, but [...]