Apr 082014
 
“Community Conversations” Target Irregular Migration from Ethiopia

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The recent mass expulsion of over 150,000 irregular Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted the human challenges posed by people smuggling in the Horn of Africa. The Ethiopian Government now recognizes the need to improve public awareness of the risks associated with irregular [...]

Apr 082014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS ‘COLD-BLOODED KILLING' OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME STAFFERS IN SOMALIA

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s cold-blooded killing of two colleagues working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at Galkayo Airport in Puntland, Somalia. He expresses [...]

Apr 082014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON ATTACK AGAINST UNITED NATIONS PERSONNEL IN SOMALIA

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued by Council President U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria): The members of the Security Council are outraged by the killing today of two UN personnel in Galkayo, Somalia. The members of the Security Council condemned the killings in the [...]

Apr 082014
 
THE THIRD SESSION OF CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN MINISTERS OF TRANSPORT MEET TO REVIEW TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Senior officials and experts from ministries and agencies responsible for transportation from the African Union Member States and other stakeholders are meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in preparation for the Third Session of the African Union Conference of African Ministers of Transport (CAMT), scheduled for [...]

Apr 082014
 
Attack on UN Employees in Somalia

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 7, 2014 The United States strongly condemns the killing of two employees of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Puntland, Somalia. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in [...]

Apr 082014
 
Africa: 20th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 7, 2014 It is almost inexpressible to think that the world is now marking 20 years since the start of the Rwandan genocide, which senselessly and savagely murdered more than 800,000 fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters. As [...]

Apr 082014
 
MISCA remembers victims and survivors of Rwanda Genocide

BANGUI, Central African Republic, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Rwandan contingent in the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), today, organized in Bangui a memorial service for the victims of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsis. The event was attended by the MISCA Head of Mission and [...]

Apr 082014
 
NUSOJ condemns closure of another critical newspaper in Somaliland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today expressed serious concern over the closure of yet another critical newspaper in Hargeisa by Somaliland authorities. The shutdown order was today implemented by Somaliland police after it was issued by Marodi Jeeh Regional court in Hargeisa against [...]

Apr 072014
 
Central African Republic: Cooperation dispatches humanitarian aid

ROME, Italy, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A flight will be dispatched tomorrow from the Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo) to the Central African Republic by the Italian Cooperation, carrying aid to the population severely affected by the crisis under way. Responding to an appeal by Italian volunteer associations, the Directorate General for [...]

Apr 072014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary condemns murder of UN staff in Somalia

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Foreign Secretary condemns murder of two UN officials earlier today in Somalia. The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, expressed his horror and outrage at the murder today of two UN officials, one British, at Galkayo Airport in Somalia. The Foreign Secretary said: “It is with deep [...]

Apr 072014
 
EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold a virtual press conference (VPC) on 8 April 2014 to give an update on the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa. Currently, both Guinea and Liberia are reporting on-going outbreaks of the disease (linked to the same index [...]

Apr 072014
 
POPE'S AUDIENCE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA: APPRECIATION FOR THE CHURCH'S COMMITMENT TO PEACE

VATICAN, Holy See, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, who subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by the secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti. [...]