Mar 072014
 
AU Commission Chairperson meets Darfur armed movements' leaders

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “We have only one option: to work for a peaceful, unified, diverse Sudan with a common identity”- Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Friday 7 March 2014,met with a delegation of the Darfur [...]

Mar 072014
 
Partners harmonise AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria strategies for Africa

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals fast approaching over 60 partners from the African Union, Regional Economic Communities, civil society, UN organisations and development partners met in Brazzaville, Congo Wednesday through Friday to streamline harmonisation and coordination of AIDS, tuberculosis and [...]

Mar 072014
 
EU Donates 50 Million Euros to Support AU Mission in CAR

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) has signed an agreement with the European Union (EU), formalizing an EU contribution of Fifty (50) million Euros to support the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA). The agreement was signed today at AU Headquarters , by [...]

Mar 072014
 
Burundi: Pillay denounces increasing restrictions on political and civil rights ahead of 2015 elections

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed concern at the increasing restrictions on civil and political rights in Burundi, following a series of violent acts by the ruling party’s youth wing and the disruption of public meetings organised by opposition parties. “I [...]

Mar 072014
 
CAMEROONIAN WOMEN IN ADDIS ABABA (CAMLADIES) TO CELEBRATE WOMEN'S DAY WITH CHILDREN IN ORPHANAGES

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the celebration of the International Women’s Day observed on 8 March every year, women from the Cameroonian community in Addis Ababa (CAMLADIES) will tomorrow, Saturday 8 March 2014, join the rest of the women in Africa and worldwide, to commemorate the day through different [...]

Mar 072014
 
We hold up half the sky[1] Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on the occasion of the Commemoration of International Women's Day. Addis Ababa, 8th

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — We hold up half the sky[1] Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on the occasion of the Commemoration of International Women’s Day. Addis Ababa, 8th March 2014 On the occasion to commemorate the 103rdInternational Women’s Day, I wish [...]

Mar 072014
 
DRC: Germain Katanga before the International Crminal Court, a mixed verdict

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, the Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2003. The infamous warlord from DRC was found guilty of contributing to the crimes of [...]

Mar 072014
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On February 21, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Nigeria. Real GDP is projected to grow at 6.4 percent in 2013 owing to continued strong performance in the non-oil sector. Inflation declined to 7.9 percent at [...]

Mar 072014
 
Côte d'Ivoire: UN expert urges Government to allow rights defenders to play their role for reconciliation and progress

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Cote d’Ivoire, Doudou Diène, today called on the authorities to take all necessary measures to allow human rights defenders organisations to play their role for the reconciliation and consolidation of progress in the country. [...]

Mar 072014
 
IFJ Raises Serious Concerns Over Safety of Journalists in Somalia

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has raised serious concerns over the safety of journalists in the Puntland/Galmudug state of Somalia (North-East) following the discovery of the names of seven journalists, including a radio director, in an Al-Shabaab hit list. According to IFJ affiliate, the National [...]

Mar 072014
 
Exercise Saharan Express 2014 Commences

DAKAR, Senegal, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Naval forces from the United States along with African and European maritime partners commenced the fourth annual multinational exercise Saharan Express 2014, March 6. Exercise Saharan Express 2014, being held in waters off West Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise [...]

Mar 072014
 
IOM Encourages Coexistence in CAR through Youth Street Cleaning Program

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM launched a cash-for-work street cleaning project with local youths in the 3rd district (arondissement) of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) this week. The 3rd district is one of the last areas in Bangui where Muslims and Christians continue to live in [...]