Mar 182014
 
UN human rights chief to visit CAR, 18-20 March 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will visit the war-torn Central African Republic from 18 to 20 March 2014, to discuss the dire human rights situation there with the interim Government and key international institutions and peace-keeping forces. During her visit, Pillay plans [...]

Mar 182014
 
Ask your questions LIVE to the CEO of the African Guarantee Fund (AGF)

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With reference to the 2nd Africa CEO Forum to be held in Geneva, the CEO of the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) (http://www.africanguaranteefund.com), Felix BIKPO, will host a press conference available live over the internet on Tuesday March 18 at 17h00 GMT. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/agf.png A milestone event [...]

Mar 182014
 
GABON, OFFICE FOR DISARMAMENT AFFAIRS TO HOST WORKSHOP ON REPORTING REQUIREMENTS UNDER SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1540 (2004), 20-21 MARCH

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of Gabon and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) will host a workshop in Libreville 20-21 March to help French-speaking States in preparing their initial reports pursuant to Security Council resolutions concerning the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to non-State actors. [...]

Mar 182014
 
28th Session of FAO Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis from 24 to 28 March 2014

ROME, Italy, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Theme: African youth in agriculture and rural development WHAT: 28th Session of FAO Regional Conference for Africa WHERE: Hotel “Le Palace” Gammarth, Tunis – Tunisia WHEN: March 24 to 28, 2014 FAO in collaboration with the Government of Tunisia will convene the 28th Session of the [...]

Mar 172014
 
Mrs Bangura visits the CAR to follow-up on commitments made in the fight against sexual violence in conflict

BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura, arrived in Bangui on 17 March for a 3 day visit. Among other goals, she will interact with the transition authorities on matters relating to the prevention of sexual [...]

Mar 172014
 
Ministerial Working Group on Tourism meets in Seychelles to brainstorm on making Africa the preferred destination for tourism in the context of AU Agenda 2063

VICTORIA, Mahé, March 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Ministerial Working Group on tourism sector development strategy have concluded a two-day brainstorming meeting on 14 March 2014 in Seychelles in view to strategise on how to make an African brand through tourism while attracting visitors to chose Africa as major destination. Key [...]

Mar 132014
 
U.S. Welcomes Joint AMISOM-Somali National Army Efforts Against al-Shabaab

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 12, 2014 The AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops working jointly with the Somali National Army have liberated several towns from al-Shabaab in Western Somalia. These efforts will help spread security and stability to [...]

Mar 122014
 
Central African Republic: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement condemns the killing of yet another Red Cross worker

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement condemns the killing of Patrick Matede, a 36-year-old volunteer with the Central African Red Cross Society who was gunned down in Bangui on Sunday 9 March. A first aid worker for the past five years, Patrick was one [...]

Mar 122014
 
Announcement of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the TICAD Process

TOKYO, Japan, March 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Joint Monitoring Committee of the TICAD Process will be held on March 14 at JICA Research Institute. The Committee will be chaired by Amb. Yoshifumi Okamura, Director-General for African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and will be attended by representatives of the ministries concerned, [...]

Mar 122014
 
Accusations against UN mission in South Sudan are unacceptable

OSLO, Norway, March 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “The unreasonable and groundless accusations that have been made against the UN mission in South Sudan the last few days are unacceptable. The UN represents the entire international community in its efforts to support South Sudan on the path towards peace, reconciliation and economic and social [...]

Mar 122014
 
The PSC of the AU, at its 423rd meeting held on 10 March 2014, adopted a decision on the situation in Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 423rd meeting held on 10 March 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Sudan: Council, 1. Takes note of the briefing made by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) and [...]

Mar 122014
 
Briefing to the Security Council by Ambassador Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia

NEW YORK, March 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — [AS DELIVERED] Madam President, Members of the Council Thank you for giving me the opportunity to brief the Council from Mogadishu today, and for your continued support to Somalia’s peace-building and state-building. I am on the ground in Mogadishu and not with you in New York [...]