Dec 202013
 
Ethiopian returnees from KSA speak up at International Migrants Day event

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As many as 140,357 migrants from Saudi Arabia have returned home to Ethiopia, 36 days after the expulsion operation started. “As we speak, Ethiopia is welcoming thousands of Ethiopian migrants returning home following the Saudi government crackdown on irregular migrants residing in the kingdom. IOM is [...]

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Dec 202013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Several tens of thousands of displaced people continue to take refuge at sites set up for them in Bangui, where sanitary conditions are poor. The ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are maintaining their aid effort in the capital and throughout the country. “Displaced [...]

Dec 202013
 
Togo: Navi Pillay calls for greater respect of human rights in the administration of justice

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Togo still needs to strengthen respect for human rights in the administration of justice and improve the overall functioning of its justice system, despite some progress and reform, a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has concluded. The findings are based on work [...]

Dec 202013
 
Nomeação de novo presidente do UBA destaca crescimento dinâmico nos mercados Africanos

LAGOS, Nigeria, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — O United Bank for Africa (UBA), o grupo de serviços financeiros pan-africano no qual a empresa de investimento Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com) tem um interesse estratégico, anunciou a nomeação de um novo presidente do conselho de administração, o embaixador Joe Keshi. A nomeação do embaixador Keshi, que [...]

Dec 202013
 
APPALLED BY GROWING VIOLENCE IN SOUTH SUDAN, SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS ON NATIONAL LEADERS TO PREVENT DESCENT INTO CHAOS

NEW YORK, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about continued reports of growing violence in many parts of South Sudan, human rights abuses and killings fuelled by ethnic tensions. He demands that Government and opposition [...]

Dec 202013
 
Statement by the President on South Sudan

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In 2011, millions of South Sudanese voted to forge a new nation, founded on the promise of a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of South Sudan’s people. In recent years, against great odds, South Sudan has made great progress toward breaking the cycle of violence [...]

Dec 202013
 
IMF Staff Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation Meetings and Third Review of the PLL with Morocco

RABAT, Morocco, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Jean-François Dauphin visited Morocco from December 5 to 19, 2013 to conduct with the Moroccan authorities discussions on the 2013 Article IV consultation, as well as on the third review of Morocco’s economic performance under an arrangement [...]

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Dec 192013
 
FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In recent weeks, government affiliated armed groups and independent militias have committed shocking and horrific atrocities against innocent civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR). The CAR faces extraordinary challenges to restore security and to ensure protection of the civilian population. We are grateful for the important [...]

Dec 192013
 
South Sudan: Pillay warns against rapidly deteriorating security situation and risk of ethnic clashes

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned Thursday against the rapidly deteriorating security situation in South Sudan and the consequences for the civilian population. On Sunday, violent clashes between soldiers erupted in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, leading to an unknown number of [...]

Dec 192013
 
Central African Republic: UN rights experts urge all sides to step back from the brink of all-out conflict

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged all parties in the Central African Republic to call an immediate and unconditional halt to the violence and to bring their forces and militias under control and immediately stop attacks against civilians. “The current shocking violence [...]

Dec 192013
 
Crisis unit takes steps to evacuate German nationals from South Sudan

BERLIN, Germany, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the behest of Foreign Minister Steinmeier, the Federal Foreign Office has established a crisis unit to monitor and respond to the current situation in South Sudan. The crisis unit has decided to take steps to evacuate German nationals from the country. All German nationals in [...]

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Dec 192013
 

Lagos, Nigeria, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Bank for Africa (UBA), the pan-African financial services group in which investment company Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com/) has a strategic interest, has announced the appointment of a new board chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi. The appointment of Ambassador Keshi, who brings significant foreign service experience, signals the [...]

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