Apr 112014
 
African Union commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda genocide (1994-2014)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Musical theatre and choir, stories, video documentaries, religious services and prayers from different religious denominations based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were some of the activities that took place during the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide commemorated today, 11 April 2014 at the headquarters of [...]

Apr 112014
 
The Commission of the African Union signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UNESCO International Institute

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commission of the African Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) on Wednesday 9 April 2014, at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. Speaking during the signing ceremony, H.E. [...]

Apr 112014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MSF confirms that Daniel Njuguna was not an MSF member of staff. At the time he was taken captive, he was working as a driver’s helper for the transport company Shibli Enterprises Ltd, that was contracted to transport MSF supplies from Nairobi to Marere, Middle Juba, [...]

Apr 112014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Four months after the beginning of the conflict, humanitarian needs continue to increase in South Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced. Tens of thousands need medical care. With fighting continuing in several areas and the rainy season approaching, the ICRC is concerned. “We are [...]

Apr 112014
 
IOM Supports Cross Border Campaign to Eliminate Malaria in Southern Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Malaria is a major global public health problem affecting over 109 countries globally and ranked as the fifth cause of deaths among communicable diseases worldwide. Because of increasing internal and cross-border movements of people, Southern Africa is one of the world’s high-risk malaria zones. IOM will [...]

Apr 112014
 
USAID Donates Plastic Sheets as Rains Hit South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has received 4,000 plastic sheet tarpaulins from the USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan as the first heavy rains of the wet season hit overcrowded displacement camps. The tarpaulins will help some of the estimated 62,800 [...]

Apr 112014
 
Chadians Continue to Flee CAR, Often Destitute: IOM

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Since late December 2013 IOM has registered and tracked over 95,000 often destitute Chadian returnees, Central African nationals and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) arriving in Chad from the Central African Republic (CAR). At least 10,000 Chadians and other TCNs, including Malians and Sudanese, have fled [...]

Apr 112014
 
Press Statement of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 427th meeting on the incidents in Bangui on 29 March 2014 and the decision of the Republic of Chad to withdraw its c

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 427th meeting held on 9 April 2014, recalled the briefing made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security at its 426th meeting held on 7 April 2014. Council also took note of the [...]

Apr 112014
 
Press Statement of the The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 426th meeting on the human rights situation in Mali, during the period of the occupation of the three northern r

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 426th meeting held on 7 April 2014, was briefed by the Commissioner for Political Affairs of the AU on the human rights situation in Mali, during the period of the occupation of the [...]

Apr 112014
 
Union Election Observation Mission to the Presidential and Legislative Elections of 13 April 2014 in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

BISSAU, Guinea Bissau, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has deployed an African Union Election Observation Mission (AU EOM) to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau to observe the Presidential and Legislative Elections scheduled [...]

Apr 112014
 
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the establishment of a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic

NEW YORK, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption today of Security Council Resolution 2149, establishing the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). He trusts that this important decision of the international community will lead to the immediate, concrete and sustainable support that the [...]

Apr 112014
 
Africa: Meeting With South Sudanese Minister Awan Riak

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 10, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry met today with the South Sudanese Minister in the Office of the President Honorable Awan Riak. The Secretary noted his grave concern with respect to the situation there, and reaffirmed our [...]