Feb 062014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE, SAYS OPERATIONALIZING RESOLUTION DECLARING ‘DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION' CAN HAVE PROFOUND EFFECT

NEW YORK, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, to be observed on 6 February under the theme, “Preserve the Best in Culture and Leave Harm Behind”: As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I hold high the [...]

Feb 062014
 
U.S. Condemns Sectarian Violence in the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 5, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by recent sectarian attacks against both Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Clashes during the past few days in the town of Boda [...]

Feb 062014
 
Minister Paradis Concludes a Productive Visit to Tanzania / Paradis confirmed Canada's engagement to help create prosperity and improve health services in Tanzania

OTTAWA, Canada, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — International Development Minister Christian Paradis meets with the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, to discuss continued collaboration in advancing joint objectives such as improving the health of mothers and young children. The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, today [...]

Feb 052014
 
FCO Press Release: Sexual violence in DRC: Minister and Archbishops visit Goma

DUBLIN, Ireland, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds visits HEAL Africa in Goma with Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop of DRC. Mr Simmonds visited HEAL Africa in Goma today with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Archbishop of DRC to learn more about the devastating impact of sexual [...]

Feb 052014
 
IMF Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission to Mauritius

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Martin Petri visited Port Louis during January 22–February 5, 2014 to conduct the discussions for the 2014 Article IV consultation with Mauritius. The mission met with The Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Navin Ramgoolam, Vice Prime Minister and Minister [...]

Feb 052014
 
Adoption of a New Constitution in the Republic of Tunisia

TOKYO, Japan, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Government of Japan welcomes the adoption of a new constitution in the Republic of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly on January 26 (same day local time) as steady progress in the democratic transition process in Tunisia. 2. The Government of Japan expects that the new [...]

Feb 052014
 
The “Emerging Equatorial Guinea Symposium”: A Key Turning Point in the Country's Economic Emergence

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Yesterday ended the International Symposium for Economic diversification in Equatorial Guinea (http://www.emergingeg.com), putting the country back on the agenda of international investment opportunities. For two days, the 800 delegates, among which over 200 international investors, shared their expertise and experience to shape policy and determine [...]

Feb 052014
 
Media Advisory - London: South Sudan's Foreign Affairs Minister to hold a press conference in London on February 12

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — South Sudan, the World’s youngest nation is facing some challenging times. The most immediate question is whether the agreement on a cessation of hostilities (http://bit.ly/1bqiwFn), signed on January 23 between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) (http://www.goss.org) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement [...]

Feb 052014
 
IOM appeals for new funding as South Sudan displacement crisis grows

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has revised its emergency funding appeal for the South Sudan crisis, reflecting expanded needs as the number of displaced civilians in the country continues to grow. It is now seeking USD 63 million from the international community to provide urgent, lifesaving assistance in South Sudan [...]

Feb 052014
 
IFC, EU and Syngenta Foundation to Expand Weather Insurance to One Million East African Farmers

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed two grant agreements, with a combined value of $3.9 million, with the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture to expand index-based insurance to small-scale farmers in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. Index-based weather insurance can protect against the adverse [...]

Feb 052014
 
Message -- Continuation of the National Emergency with respect to Côte d'Ivoire

WASHINGTON, February 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency, unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits [...]