May 232014
 
IOM Pilots Biometric Registration for Displaced People in South Sudan

  IOM Pilots Biometric Registration for Displaced People in South Sudan GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has completed a registration of a total of 28,968 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in two of South Sudan’s largest protection of civilian (PoC) sites in Juba – UN House and Tomping. Biometric technology [...]

May 232014
 
Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee adds Boko Haram

  SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ADDS BOKO HARAM TO ITS SANCTIONS LIST NEW YORK, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 22 May 2014, the Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee approved the addition of Boko Haram to its list of individuals and entities subject to the targeted financial sanctions and the arms embargo [...]

May 232014
 
FCO Press Release: UN imposes sanctions on terror group Boko Haram

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary welcomes addition of Boko Haram on UN sanctions list.   On 22 May, the UN Security Council’s Al Qaida Sanctions Committee approved the addition of Boko Haram to its list of groups subject to financial and arms sanctions. The UK has shown its strong [...]

May 232014
 
UNAMID Force Commander meets displaced in Khor Abeche, South Darfur

  UNAMID Force Commander meets displaced in Khor Abeche, South Darfur EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 20 May 2014, UNAMID Force Commander Lt. Gen. Paul Mella travelled to Khor Abeche, South Darfur, to assess the situation of the displaced Darfuris settling close to UNAMID’s base; following a 22 [...]

May 232014
 
MEPs to observe Presidential elections in Egypt

STASBOURG, France, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A delegation of six MEPs will observe the Presidential elections in Egypt on 26 and 27 May. Headed by Robert GOEBBELS (S&D, LU) and composed exclusively of outgoing MEPs not seeking re-election, the delegation also consists of Filip KACZMAREK (EPP, PL), Jan BŘEZINA (EPP, CZ), Juan [...]

May 232014
 
South Sudan : Ireland to provide €2 million in emergency assistance

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ireland will provide an additional €2 million to support life-saving work in South Sudan, where an estimated five million people are in urgent need of assistance, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD has announced.   Due to ongoing conflict in South [...]

May 222014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned about the humanitarian consequences of recent fighting in northern Mali. Twenty people injured in clashes in Kidal and a further three injured in demonstrations in the city of Gao are being provided with care by an [...]

May 222014
 
Great Run Africa May 25 - Africa Day Celebration

PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE “GREAT RUN AFRICA” ORGANISED AHEAD OF MAY 25 – AFRICA DAY CELEBRATION ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of the activities marking the celebration of the Africa Day on Sunday 25 May 2014, alongside the closing events of the year long closing events of the [...]

May 222014
 
AU commends the people of Malawi for a transparent electoral process

  ‘AU commends the people of Malawi for a transparent electoral process and calls for stakeholders to exercise restraint as they await the Final Results’ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Malawi and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), the African [...]

May 222014
 
Boko Haram: The Growing Threat to Schoolgirls in Nigeria and Beyond

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Testimony Sarah Sewall Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC May 21, 2014 Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss Nigeria’s struggle against Boko Haram, one of the most [...]

May 222014
 

PARIS, France, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner” award will recognize the best project that integrates [...]

May 222014
 
Zambian Government and IBM to Provide Improved Access to Life Saving Drugs

LUSAKA, Zambia, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IBM (NYSE:IBM) (http://www.ibm.com) today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s Medical Stores Limited (MSL) will deploy a [...]