May 202014
 
UK FCO Minister condemns fighting and kidnappings by rebels in Mali

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Minister Mark Simmonds condemns fighting in Mali, calls for peace talks to begin immediately and urges the release of all hostages.   FCO Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said;   “I strongly condemn the attacks that took place in Kidal on Saturday that led to […]

May 202014
 
Emergency Grant Aid to South Sudan Refugees and IDPs

    TOKYO, Japan, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On May 20, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grand Aid of 12 million US dollars (approximately 1,164 million Japanese yen), through World Food Program (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International […]

May 202014
 
International community pledges additional USD 600 million to South Sudan

  International community pledges additional USD 600 million to South Sudan OSLO, Norway, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The international humanitarian pledging conference for South Sudan has resulted in a doubling of the funds pledged by the international community for humanitarian efforts, from USD 600 million to over USD 1.2 billion. ‘I am […]

May 202014
 
South Sudan : Donors pledge more than $600 million

DONORS PLEDGE MORE THAN $600 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS OSLO, Norway, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The international donor community today raised more than US$600 million in pledges to scale up humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis at a conference hosted by Norway in collaboration with the UN […]

May 202014
 
South sudan : IFRC calls for urgent support

  IFRC calls for urgent support as the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan crosses regional borders GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With the crisis in South Sudan now stretching into its sixth month, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is welcoming donor efforts arising from […]

May 202014
 
South Sudan : Deepak Obhrai to Highlight Canada's Leadership in Improving Maternal and Child Survival

Parliamentary Secretary Deepak Obhrai to Highlight Canada’s Leadership in Improving Maternal and Child Survival in South Sudan OTTAWA, Canada, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and […]

May 202014
 
Dassault Announces Ultra Long Range Falcon 8X

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dassault Aviation (http://www.dassault-aviation.com) today launched the Falcon 8X, the newest addition to the Falcon family in the ultra long range category.     More photos: http://www.falconphotogallery.com   The Falcon 8X (http://www.dassaultfalcon.com/8x) will offer a range of 6,450 nm (11,945 km) and will feature the longest cabin […]

May 202014
 
Switzerland commits an additional CHF 4.5 million for South Sudan

BERN, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland has allocated an additional CHF 4.5 million for the victims of the crisis in South Sudan. This was announced on Tuesday at a conference of donor countries held in Oslo. Switzerland’s overall financial commitment to humanitarian aid for this country in the Horn of Africa […]

May 202014
 
Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the detention of journalists in Egypt

Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the detention of journalists in Egypt BERLIN, Germany, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Christoph Strässer, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement today (19 May 2014) on the detention of journalists in Egypt: I am deeply concerned about the health […]

May 202014
 
Malawi : Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General

  Photo by Derek N Winterburn NEW YORK, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General takes note of Malawi’s first tripartite elections, to be held on 20 May 2014, and urges all candidates, political parties, and state institutions to ensure that the polls are peaceful and inclusive. He appeals to the candidates, parties […]

May 202014
 
Leaders in One Bangui Community Seek to Rebuild Shattered Infrastructure

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Community leaders from Bangui’s 3rd arrondissement met this weekend to identify and prioritize infrastructure projects to revitalize their district. Much of the community’s public infrastructure was destroyed or abandoned when the civil war broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2013. This was […]