Apr 222014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns killing of parliamentarian and media worker

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the killing of Mr. Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal, a Member of the country’s Federal Parliament. Mr. Mursal was shot dead earlier today in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen. Mr. Mursal is the second MP to [...]

Apr 222014
 
IFJ Condemns Killing of Media Staff in Mogadishu, Clampdown on Critical Media in Somaliland

DAKAR, Senegal, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has strongly condemned the murder of a media professional in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, yesterday, Monday 21 April. According to IFJ affiliate, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Mohamed Omar Mohamed, known as Amaar, an advertising and marketing staff [...]

Apr 222014
 
IPU calls for greater protection for MPs in Somalia following another assassination

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IPU has condemned the killing of Somali MP Isaak Mohamed Rinoco in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu and is urging authorities in the Northeast African country to ensure greater protection of parliamentarians. Isaak Mohamed Rinoco was killed on Monday when a bomb concealed in his [...]

Apr 222014
 
UN Committee against Torture to review Uruguay, Thailand, Sierra Leone, Holy See, Guinea, Montenegro, Cyprus, Lithuania

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Committee Against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 28 April to 23 May to review the following countries: Uruguay (29-30 April); Thailand (30 April – 1 May); Sierra Leone (1-2 May); Holy See (5-6 May); Guinea (6-7 May); Montenegro (7-8 May); Cyprus (8-9 May); [...]

Apr 222014
 
IOM Distributes Non-Food Aid, Health Care in Boda: CAR Conflict Town

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Over the past week IOM has distributed over 700 emergency relief kits including buckets, jerry cans, blankets, mosquito nets, mats, and soap to 1,400 households in Boda in the Central African Republic (CAR). The distribution, to roughly a quarter of the town’s displaced households, was made [...]

Apr 222014
 
DHL announces new heads for key Africa regions

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • DHL Global Forwarding makes top promotions • Lubabalo ‘Twine’ Mtya to head Southern Africa and Pramod Bagalwadi to run Eastern Africa and Kenya DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com), has promoted two African country heads to take [...]

Apr 222014
 
EnergyNet recognised by British Prime Minister and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in Birthday Honours

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EnergyNet (http://www.energynet.co.uk) is delighted to announce that on the advice of the British Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present EnergyNet Ltd. the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/energynet.png This [...]

Apr 222014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON ATTACKS AGAINST UNITED NATIONS AND CIVILIANS IN SOUTH SUDAN

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria): The members of the Security Council expressed their outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as United Nations Mission [...]

Apr 222014
 
AMISOM condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif strongly condemns the assassination of Somali Member of Parliament Isaak Mohamed Rino in Mogadishu today. Isaak Mohamed ‘Rino’ was killed in a car bomb attack as he entered [...]

Apr 222014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of Somali MP

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned the murder of Isaak Mohamed Rino, a Member of the country’s Federal Parliament. Following the attack the Federal Government called for a full investigation and for the perpetrators to be brought to [...]