Feb 222014
 
140 000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera. The vaccines come from an emergency stockpile managed by WHO, the International Federation of the Red Cross and [...]

Feb 222014
 
AMISOM condemns attack on Villa Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned the cowardly attack on Villa Somalia today. As people gathered for Friday prayers, a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) went off at the entrance of the [...]

Feb 222014
 
Canada Condemns Attack Against Somali President

OTTAWA, Canada, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today released the following statement: “Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack today against the presidential palace in Mogadishu, which was claimed by Al Shabaab. This attack killed a number of people, including worshippers who were attending Friday prayers. [...]

Feb 222014
 
MEETING OF SHERPAS OF THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE ON THE POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHEN: 24-27 February 2014 WHERE: Ndjamena, Republic of Chad WHO: Organised by the African Union Department of Economic Affairs in collaboration with the Government of Chad and the office of the Chair of the High Level Committee on the Post 2015 [...]

Feb 212014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary condemns attacks in Somalia

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary William Hague condemns today’s attacks in Mogadishu and praises Somali emergency response. The Foreign Secretary said: “I condemn today’s attack on Villa Somalia, in Mogadishu, in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and those injured. I’d also [...]

Feb 212014
 
Africa: Associate RSD Officer: Kakuma, Kenya

WASHINGTON, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa: Associate RSD Officer: Kakuma, Kenya Application Deadline: March 14th, 2014 Applications must be emailed to JPOCoordinator@state.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on the date indicated in order to be considered. Thank you. How to Apply: Please note that PRM-sponsored JPO positions are open to U.S. [...]

Feb 212014
 
Journalist seriously wounded in presidential palace attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A radio journalist was seriously wounded today after Al-shabaab fighters wearing suicide vests and carrying guns and grenades attacked Villa Somalia (the presidential palace) today. Journalist Ahmed Said Ahmed of Radio Kulmiye was wounded at the right side of the chest and right shoulder in this [...]

Feb 212014
 
UN envoy condemns attack on Somali government

MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today condemned an attack on the headquarters of the Somali government in Mogadishu. “This is another desperate and criminal act which does nothing but harm to the people of Somalia”said Kay, after speaking to the [...]

Feb 212014
 
Sweden Backs IOM Support for Mobile and Vulnerable Populations in Zimbabwe

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and IOM Zimbabwe have signed a two-year SEK 20 million (USD 3 million) funding agreement. The funding will strengthen IOM and the Government of Zimbabwe’s capacity to respond to the emergency and humanitarian needs of vulnerable migrants. It will [...]

Feb 212014
 
IOM Provides Life-Saving Transport for Refugees from South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, IOM has been providing life-saving transport from the borders for thousands of South Sudanese refugees fleeing into neighbouring Ethiopia and Kenya. At least 716,100 people are now internally displaced in South Sudan, with 75,300 seeking [...]

Feb 212014
 
UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights launches first official visit to Guinea-Bissau

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Special Rapporteur Magdalena SepĂșlveda will undertake an official visit to Guinea-Bissau from 24 February to 1 March 2014 to collect first-hand information on the situation of people living in extreme poverty and to assess the initiatives taken by the authorities to improve their situation. [...]