Feb 172014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary marks third anniversary of Libyan Revolution

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — William Hague marks anniversary of Libyan Revolution: “I pay tribute to those Libyans who paid the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of freedom” Speaking on the anniversary of the Libyan Revolution, William Hague said: “On the third anniversary of the 17 February Revolution, I pay tribute to [...]

Feb 172014
 
UN human rights experts urge Kenya to repeal discriminatory sections in Matrimonial Property Act

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged Kenya to repeal sections of the Marriage and Property Act which effectively deny women the right to marital property upon divorce or death of their spouse, unless they can prove they made a contribution to the [...]

Feb 172014
 
New tools and farmer training could revolutionize pesticide management in West Africa / Studies reveal extent of risks from pesticides in the region, show that field schools can dramatically cut their

ROME, Italy, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Field schools that train farmers in alternative methods of pest control have succeeded in nearly eliminating the use of toxic pesticides by a community of cotton growers in Mali, according to a new FAO study published today by the London-based Royal Society. The study was conducted [...]

Feb 172014
 
Statement by the President on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. We believe that people everywhere should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, [...]

Feb 172014
 
Canada Heralds Anniversary of Libya's Pro-Democracy Revolution

OTTAWA, Canada, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today made the following statement on the third anniversary of Libya’s pro-democracy revolution: “Canada salutes the courage of the Libyan people, who rid themselves of the brutal Qadhafi dictatorship three years ago. We welcome the Libyan government’s efforts to fulfill the [...]

Feb 172014
 
UNAMID's Head stresses importance of dialogue to solve conflicts in Central Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 15 February 2014, the African Union – United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, addressed the Social Peace Conference organized by the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) in Zalengei, Central Darfur, and emphasized that the root causes of conflict in Darfur can [...]

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Feb 172014
 
Africa: Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield's Travel to Nigeria

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2014 Today, Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs, made her third trip to Nigeria since becoming Assistant Secretary in August. After spending the day in Kano, she travels now to Abuja to lead the [...]

Feb 162014
 
UNAMID's Head meets Ugandan President

KAMPALA, Uganda, February 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator Mohamed Ibn Chambas met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on 12 February during a three-day visit to the country, as part of the JSR’s efforts to mobilize regional support for an inclusive peace agreement in Darfur. The Head [...]

Feb 162014
 
CENTRAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND ALLOCATES ANOTHER US$10 MILLION FOR THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, February 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$10 million to support the most critical life-saving aid operations in the Central African Republic (CAR). This is an additional $10 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to CAR in a short [...]

Feb 162014
 
EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, February 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC WHO: Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos WHAT: Mission to the Central African Republic WHEN: 18-20 February 2014 WHERE: Bangui and field visits The Emergency Relief Coordinator and UN Under-Secretary-General [...]

Feb 142014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under The ECF Arrangement for Guinea and Approves US$28 Million Disbursement

CONAKRY, Guinea, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the third review of Guinea’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility arrangement (ECF). The Board’s decision, which was taken without a meeting,1 enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent [...]

Feb 142014
 
Communiqué of the 418th meeting of the AU PSC on the conclusions of the High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa held at the ministerial level, in Algiers, from 8 to 10 December 2013

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 418th meeting held on 11 February 2014, was briefed by the Commission on the Conclusions of the High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa, held at the ministerial level, in Algiers, from [...]