May 162014
 
Central African Republic : Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools

Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in Central African Republic / FAO also providing longer-term assistance to rebuild livelihoods and increase resilience in conflict-stricken nation ROME, Italy, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families. [...]

May 162014
 
Ethiopians Abroad Rally to Help Compatriots Expelled from Saudi Arabia

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Ethiopian community in Finland has donated over EUR 7,700 towards IOM’s relief efforts to help destitute Ethiopians expelled from Saudi Arabia. The donation from the Finnish Ethiopian community follows similar initiatives by US-based Ethiopian associations and individuals who have also offered support for IOM’s humanitarian [...]

May 162014
 
Mali, Togo Share Good Practices on Diaspora Management

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Representatives of the Togolese Government have completed a three-day study visit to Mali to share information on good practices related to the management of diasporas. The visit, organized by IOM, was designed to share Mali’s experience in the management of its diaspora and to support Togolese [...]

May 162014
 
Landmark Diaspora Affairs Bureau Launched in Ghana

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has welcomed the launch of a newly created Diaspora Affairs Bureau within Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. This is a landmark achievement on the part of the Government of Ghana, which has formalized the engagement of the Ghanaian diaspora for effective migration [...]

May 162014
 
Central African Republic Pictures

The Central African Republic in Pictures is part of a series of posts of Africa in pictures on this website. All pictures are Creative Commons. You may also be interested in the book: Central African Republic in Pictures (Visual Geography (Twenty-First Century)) The Central African Republic  is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South [...]

May 162014
 
Book :  Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages

Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Publications in Language Use and Education  #6),  2014,  SIL International Publications    http://www.sil.org/resources/publications Available from Amazon: Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Sil International Publications in Language Use and Education) Editor: Michael Cahill Editor: Keren Rice Paperback: ISBN:  9781556713477 Pages: 275 Price: U.S. $ 44.95 Abstract: While investigating endangered languages, many researchers become interested [...]

May 162014
 
7th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the AUPSC and the EUPSC

7th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the European Union Political and Security Committee, Brussels, 15 May 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 15 May 2014, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee [...]

May 162014
 
Canada Appalled by Death Sentence Handed to Sudanese Woman

OTTAWA, Canada, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada is shocked and appalled by the decision to impose a sentence of death for apostasy and of 100 lashes for ‘adultery’ in the trial of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Christian mother expecting [...]

May 162014
 
U.S. Deeply Disturbed by Court Ruling in Sudan Apostasy Case

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 15, 2014     We are deeply disturbed over the sentencing today of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag to death by hanging for apostasy. We are also deeply concerned by the flogging sentence for [...]

May 162014
 
U.S. Army Africa coordinates ADAPT program in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Recently, U.S. Army Africa coordinated instruction for Burkina Faso Armed Forces personnel with the third phase of unit movement training.   Keeping in stride with USARAF’s guiding principle of helping African’s solve African problems, a two-man Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team – Ground or ADAPT-G as [...]

May 152014
 
Nigeria : Statement by Mr. Said Djinnit

Statement by Mr. Said Djinnit, High-Level Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria Special Representative for West Africa ABUJA, Nigeria, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement by Mr. Said Djinnit I am concluding today a four day visit to Nigeria. My visit is as a follow up to a telephone conversation between the [...]

May 152014
 
UK Minister for Africa appalled by death sentence in Sudan

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds calls upon the Government of Sudan to respect the right to freedom of religion and international human rights laws.   Commenting after a pregnant Sudanese mother was sentenced to death for apostasy and to 100 lashes for adultery, Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said [...]