Jul 092014
 
Appointment of a new African Union Special Representative for Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, today appointed Dr. Maman S. Sidikou, a Nigerien national, as the new African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia (SRCC) and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This appointment [...]

Jul 092014
 
The Republic of South Sudan's Independence Day

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 9, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, we extend our best wishes to the people of the Republic of South Sudan on the third anniversary of their country’s independence. Three [...]

Jul 092014
 
UN commitment to Government and people of Somalia remains strong following attack on Villa Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned last night’s attack on Villa Somalia, the seat of the Federal Government in Mogadishu. This was the latest in a series of attacks by Al Shabaab against Somalia’s political institutions, and comes [...]

Jul 092014
 
Canada / MP Leon Benoit to Make an Announcement Regarding Humanitarian Assistance in Africa

OTTAWA, Canada, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament (Vegreville – Wainwright), on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will deliver remarks at an event in Vermilion, Alberta. During the remarks, MP Benoit will make an announcement regarding Canadian humanitarian assistance in Central [...]

Jul 092014
 

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Said Djinnit, briefed yesterday the United Nations Security Council at the occasion of the presentation of the 13th report of the Secretary-General report on [...]

Jul 092014
 
Fish drying method changes lives in Burundi / FAO project to introduce simple raised drying racks improves livelihoods and nutrition for communities along the shores of Lake Tanganyika and beyond

ROME, Italy, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An FAO project to equip small fishing communities with the tools and know-how to dry fish on simple raised racks instead of on the sand has changed lives along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi. Women had always dried catches of small sardine-like silver lake [...]

Jul 092014
 
Fish drying method changes lives in Burundi / FAO project to introduce simple raised drying racks improves livelihoods and nutrition for communities along the shores of Lake Tanganyika and beyond

ROME, Italy, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An FAO project to equip small fishing communities with the tools and know-how to dry fish on simple raised racks instead of on the sand has changed lives along the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi. Women had always dried catches of small sardine-like silver lake [...]

Jul 092014
 
Remarks as Prepared by White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region Philip Gordon at the Ha'aretz Israel Conference for Peace

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thank you for that kind introduction. I also want to especially thank Ha’aretz publisher Amos Schocken, Ha’aretz Editor in Chief Aluf Ben, Ha’aretz CEO Rami Guez and the Ha’aretz Peace Conference CEO Akiva Eldar. This is a remarkable event and I am honored and grateful [...]

Jul 092014
 
U.S., Union of Comoros militaries sign Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement

MORONI, Comoros, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Officials from the Union of Comoros and United States signed an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement July 6 in Kandani, the Comoran National Army of Development (Armée nationale de développement, AND) headquarters, to increase flexibility of military exchanges. The document was signed by Rear Admiral Alex [...]

Jul 092014
 
WITH SOUTH SUDANESE BEARING BRUNT OF FAILURE TO LAY DOWN ARMS, UNITED NATIONS WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROTECT THEM, SAYS SECRETARY-GENERAL

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: On the occasion of the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the Secretary-General recalls the hopes and expectations of the people of South Sudan when their country was established on 9 July [...]