Apr 112014
 
Africa: FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania 04/10/2014 01:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania Funding Opportunity Announcement Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration April 10, 2014 ________________________________________ Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-PRMOAPAF-14-010 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance [...]

Apr 102014
 
MISCA receives additional support from the United States of America

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission and Head of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), Gen. Jean Marie Michel Mokoko, has extended the profound appreciation of the AU to the American Government for the [...]

Apr 102014
 
The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) holds its 23rd Ordinary Session at the African Union headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) was opened yesterday, 09 April, 2014, at the African Union Conference Centre, in presence of representatives of the African Union Commission, Representatives of the UNOHCHR, UNHCR, [...]

Apr 102014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Community acceptance, provision of impartial treatment and psychosocial support for medical staff working under stress can all play key roles in making health-care facilities more secure amid armed conflict or other emergencies. These are some of the recommendations that emerged from a workshop that took place [...]

Apr 102014
 
Cameroon: UN experts on minorities and indigenous peoples concerned about destruction of pastoralist homes

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on minority issues, Rita Izsák, and on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, today called on the Government and the Catholic University in Bamenda, Cameroon, to urgently review the evictions and demolition of houses of a Mbororo pastoralist community. An [...]

Apr 102014
 
Canada Resumes Direct Bilateral Assistance to the Republic of Mali / Canada supports Mali's development efforts to improve living conditions and reinforce democracy as well as security

OTTAWA, Canada, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, confirmed today that, following a successful democratic transition by means of Presidential and legislative elections, Canada will resume direct bilateral assistance to the government of the Republic of Mali. Canada’s bilateral assistance to Mali will [...]

Apr 102014
 
African Ombudsmen and mediators to join AU peacemaking and preventive diplomacy initiatives

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Members of the African Ombudsmen and Mediators Association(AOMA) will henceforth join various African Union peacemaking and preventive diplomacy initiatives and missions. The AU Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma affirmed this engagement during an audience she granted a delegation of the AOMA, led by [...]

Apr 102014
 
COMMEMORATION OF THE 20TH OF ANNIVERSARY OF THE RWANDA GENOCIDE

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Addis Ababa will jointly organize the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. The event will take place at the African Union [...]

Apr 102014
 
Experts agree that more needs to be done to expand and intensify interventions to reach zero new HIV infections in South Africa

PRETORIA, South-Africa, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During a two-day consultation, HIV surveillance experts in South Africa agreed that the large scale AIDS response in South Africa has resulted in significant gains. The country made remarkable progress in expanding access to antiretroviral treatment that increased life expectancy amongst people living with HIV and [...]

Apr 102014
 
Austria / Foreign Ministry: Council of Ministers decides on appointments to leading diplomatic mission posts abroad

VIENNA, Austria, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Council of Ministers decided on new appointments to leading positions at Austrian diplomatic missions abroad. It was suggested to entrust the following persons with leadership functions abroad: Dr. Franziska HONSOWITZ-FRIESSNIGG, Austrian Embassy Algiers, Dr. Caroline GUDENUS, [...]

Apr 102014
 

PARIS, France, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Tens of thousands of refugees who have fled violence and deprivation in South Sudan and sought refuge in camps in Ethiopia’s Gambella region are faced with a lack of water, food, and sanitation and are suffering from a range of emergency medical conditions, including highly infectious [...]

Apr 102014
 
Sudan faces worsening hunger and malnutrition crisis / Food insecure population expected to hit 4 million in coming months

ROME, Italy, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Farmers and herders in Sudan need urgent support to help prevent the food security situation in the country from deteriorating further, FAO warned today. Some 3.3 million people are currently suffering from food insecurity with numbers likely to rise to 4 million in the coming months [...]