Feb 072014
 
CAR Needs Immediate Humanitarian Assistance: IOM Director General

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Director General William Lacy Swing is in the Central African Republic (CAR) to review IOM operations in the country and highlight spiraling humanitarian needs. Widespread violence continues and over 800,000 people in the CAR have been displaced. Ambassador Swing met with newly appointed interim President [...]

Feb 072014
 
Special Representative receives United States Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire and head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Mrs Aïchatou Mindaoudou, on Thursday, 6 February 2014, received the United States Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, His Excellency Mr. Terence P. McCulley at [...]

Feb 072014
 
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: MSF CONDEMNS CONTINUED ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIANS / MUSLIM COMMUNITIES THREATENED IN MANY TOWNS, FORCED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY

PARIS, France, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Over the past weeks the extreme violence in the Central African Republic has reached intolerable and unprecedented levels, said the international medical-humanitarian organization, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). The whole civilian population is trapped within extreme polarised violence, and each day, civilians are paying the price of [...]

Feb 072014
 
CITING LOSS IN AFRICA OF $50 BILLION IN ILLICIT OUTFLOWS, DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL TELLS PANEL STAGGERING FIGURE REPRESENTS DAMAGE TO INDIVIDUALS, DEVELOPMENT

NEW YORK, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Opening Session of the High‑level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, in New York, 6 February: I am delighted to introduce His Excellency Thabo Mbeki, my friend and the former President of [...]

Feb 072014
 
The African Union Commission Selects the Internet Society for the Regional Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Carrier Workshops of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) Project

GABORONE, Botswana, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Internet Society (http://www.internetsociety.org) today announced that it has been selected by the African Union Commission (AUC) for the Regional Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Carrier Workshops of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project (http://pages.au.int/axis). The AXIS project is focused on keeping Africa’s Internet [...]

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Feb 072014
 
Togolese Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 6, 2014 Secretary Kerry called Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe today to commend his government on the major strides being made to combat international wildlife trafficking, including the recent arrest of three major illegal wildlife traffickers in Togo. Togo [...]

Feb 072014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary concerned by arrest of journalists in Egypt

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — William Hague concerned by press restrictions in Egypt, and urges interim government to demonstrate commitment to free expression. Speaking today about increasing restrictions placed upon journalists and the media in Egypt, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am very concerned by restrictions on freedom of the [...]

Feb 072014
 
Egypt: end violence and engage with reconciliation, say MEPs

STASBOURG, France, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MEPs urged all the political actors and security forces in Egypt to show the utmost restraint and avoid provocation and further violence, in a vote on Thursday. The interim authorities and security forces must ensure the security of all citizens and commit to dialogue and non-violence, [...]

Feb 062014
 
Opening BUILD Africa a Forum to End the Infrastructure Gap in Africa

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On February 6th 2014, BUILD Africa (http://www.buildafricaforum.com), Africa’s premier international business and investment infrastructure forum opened in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Held over two days, the first edition of the forum will seek to provide a comprehensive response to the continent’s infrastructure [...]

Feb 062014
 
EU foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine and Egypt

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Events in Ukraine will again be in focus when EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels on 10 February. They will also discuss the situation in Egypt. Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will take part in the meeting. The EU’s continued efforts in the Eastern Partnership [...]

Feb 062014
 
UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review: Bahrain, Cameroon, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Finland

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 10 to 28 February to review women’s rights in the following countries: Bahrain (11 Feb); Cameroon (12 Feb); Qatar (13 Feb); Kazakhstan (14 Feb); Iraq (18 Feb); [...]

Feb 062014
 
Philips and AMREF announce strategic partnership to improve healthcare in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Royal Philips (http://www.philips.com) (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) (http://www.amref.org) announced that they will work closely together in an innovative shared-value partnership model designed to bring about a structural improvement in the healthcare infrastructure and healthcare provision on the African [...]