Jul 122014
 
Commissioner Chergui welcomes the South Korean Vice Foreign Minister

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb Smail Chergui, today received the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, Mr Lee Kyung Soo to exchange views on AU-South Korea cooperation and other related matters. Welcoming his interlocutor, the Commissioner expressed satisfaction with the growing [...]

Jul 112014
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On July 3, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation 1 with Botswana and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.2 Botswana’s economy grew faster than expected reaching a real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of [...]

Jul 112014
 
OECD and FAO see lower farm prices - livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production

ROME, Italy, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases – Special focus on India Agriculture has to provide not just more food for [...]

Jul 112014
 
Canada Provides Humanitarian Assistance to the Great Lakes Region of Africa / Canada will support the work of the ICRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring countries

OTTAWA, Canada, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament for Vegreville – Wainwright, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced that Canada will support the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Great Lakes region of Africa. [...]

Jul 112014
 
Uganda: Ruling Against LGBT Activists Violates Rights / Sets Dangerous Precedent; Inhibits Advocacy, HIV Outreach

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The decision of the Ugandan High Court published on July 9, 2014, endorsing the government closure of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights workshop violates the right to freedom of assembly, Human Rights Watch said today. Justice Stephen Musota ruled against four LGBT rights [...]

Jul 112014
 
IOM Reunites Somali Family in Slovenia

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Somalia, in coordination with the Somali immigration department, has conducted its first family reunification from the south central region of the country. The operation reunited a mother and her three children who had been living in Mogadishu for 12 years with their husband and father [...]

Jul 112014
 
WHO Disease Outbreak News: Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Epidemiology and surveillance The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In Guinea, the current epidemic trend shows low activity of community viral transmission, with only 1 confirmed EVD case reported [...]

Jul 112014
 
SRSG Djinnit renews UN support to ECOWAS

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, attended the 45th Ordinary Summit of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, held on 10th July in Accra. In his address to the ECOWAS leaders, the Special Representative [...]

Jul 112014
 
SRSG Djinnit renews UN support to ECOWAS

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, attended the 45th Ordinary Summit of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, held on 10th July in Accra. In his address to the ECOWAS leaders, the Special Representative [...]

Jul 112014
 
Normalisation Committee appointed for Gambia Football Federation

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 10 July 2014, to appoint a Normalisation Committee in accordance with article 7 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes and to authorise the FIFA administration to identify five persons to form such committee in order to solve the problems [...]