Apr 302014
 
PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE AU JOINT CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Within the frame work of the AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture the African Union Commission will on Thursday 01 May 2014 at 10:30 hold a press conference. The panelists on the press conference include: • H.E Ato Wondirad […]

Apr 302014
 
“Give us access to land, seeds and credit facilities” - African Farmers

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “The voice of farmers need to be heard to leapfrog agricultural transformation in Africa,” says Director of Programme at the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, (NEPAD) Agency Mrs Estherine Lisinge-Fotabong. Speaking at a consultation Forum with farmers’ organisations in Addis Ababa, on the side-lines of […]

23rd AU SUMMIT

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Apr 302014
 
23rd AU SUMMIT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media representatives are kindly informed that the 23rd African Union Summit is scheduled to take place from 20 – 27 June 2014 in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Venue: Sipopo Conference Center, Malabo Theme: The theme of the Summit is: “Agriculture and Food Security in […]

Apr 302014
 
Egyptian Ambassador summoned to the Federal Foreign Office

BERLIN, Germany, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of Foreign Minister Steinmeier, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, his Excellency Mohamed Higazy, was summoned to the Federal Foreign Office today (29 April). The Foreign Minister’s Personal Representative for the Arab World, Ambassador Volkmar Wenzel, delivered to Ambassador Higazy the […]

Apr 302014
 
Austrian Foreign Minister Kurz sharply criticises latest death sentences in Egypt / The principles of rule of law must be observed

VIENNA, Austria, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A criminal court in the Egyptian city of Minya sentenced 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, including their leader Mohammed Badie. In a separate trial, the judge confirmed 37 of the 529 death sentences passed in March on members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The […]

Apr 302014
 
US response force praised by South Sudan ambassador following return to Djibouti

STUTTGART, Germany, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The East Africa Response Force (EARF) returned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 20 2014, following a four-month forward-deployment to secure U.S. Embassy-South Sudan. The EARF, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), flew into Juba, the capital, Dec. 18, 2013, following an outbreak […]

Apr 302014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, AT DOCUMENT-HANDOVER CEREMONY, PLEDGES UNITED NATIONS AID, EXPERTISE TO RESTORE PEACE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the ceremony for handing over United Nations documents to the Central African Republic today: I am honoured to be here. The United Nations is working hard to help the suffering people of the Central African Republic. The Security […]

Apr 302014
 
Canada Welcomes Formation of New Government in Madagascar

OTTAWA, Canada, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the formation of a new government in Madagascar and the progress made in following the road map for the restoration of democracy. […]

Apr 302014
 
Ethiopia's Investments in Family Planning

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Anne C. Richard Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC April 23, 2014 Let me start by thanking you for organizing this event. And thank you for preparing this video. It is inspiring to see how enlightened […]

Apr 302014
 
Press Release of the High-Level Retreat on 28-29 April 2014 in Durban, South Africa, on the theme Silencing Guns in Africa: Building a Roadmap to a Conflict-Free Continent

DURBAN, South Africa, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC) convened a High-Level Retreat on 28-29 April 2014 in Durban, South Africa, on the theme Silencing Guns in Africa: Building a Roadmap to a Conflict-Free Continent, with the intention of exploring concrete options towards silencing guns in Africa. The overarching […]