Mar 242014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary concerned at Egypt court sentencing 528 people to death

LONDON, United-Kingdom, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — William Hague concerned at 528 death sentences passed in Egypt & worried by reports of shortcomings in judicial process Speaking today about an Egyptian court sentencing more than five hundred people to death, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am deeply concerned by the reports that [...]

Mar 242014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns violence in Baidoa

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the brutal killing of eight traditional elders yesterday in the Bay region of Somalia as well as the violence that erupted in Baidoa between supporters of different state formation initiatives. The community elders were [...]

Mar 242014
 
Statement to the 425th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council by Ambassador Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — [AS DELIVERED] Your Excellency, Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council, Your Excellencies, members of the Council, Ambassadors, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen Thank you very much indeed for inviting me to address the Council today and thank you for the African Union’s continued support to [...]

Mar 242014
 
TO THE BISHOPS OF GUINEA: DISCORD BETWEEN CHRISTIANS IS THE GREATEST OBSTACLE TO EVANGELISATION

VATICAN, Holy See, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gratitude for the great work of evangelisation that is taking place in Guinea, despite a lack of material resources, and invitations to unity, reconciliation and dialogue with members of other religions were the key points of the Pope’s address to the bishops of the Episcopal [...]

Mar 242014
 
MISCA strongly condemns unprovoked attacks on its staff

BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU) and Head of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), Gen. Jean Marie Michel Mokoko has expressed outrage and indignation at the unprovoked attack on one [...]

Mar 242014
 
FAO calls for action to accelerate economic transformation and development in Africa / Focus on smallholder farmers and family farming as Regional Conference for Africa gets under way

TUNIS, Tunisia, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Despite important economic progress and agricultural successes, Africa remains the world’s most food insecure continent, with relatively low levels of agricultural productivity, low rural incomes, and high rates of malnutrition, FAO said today. As the Organization’s 28th Regional Conference for Africa gathers in Tunis, FAO is [...]

Mar 242014
 
APO (African Press Organization) Opens Office in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa, announced today the opening of an office in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to serve the Middle East, where demand for APO media relations services [...]

Mar 242014
 
UNAMID protects displaced civilians following Darfur violence

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is providing protection to thousands of people who recently sought refuge at the Mission’s bases in Korma (North Darfur) and Khor Abeche (South Darfur), as a result of violent attacks by armed assailants on villages and [...]

Mar 242014
 
US $870m Financing Agreements Get Signed as Biggest Clean Power Energy Project in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (http://ltwp.co.ke) meant to add an existing 300MW of reliable, low cost wind energy to the national grid of Kenya reached a critical milestone following the signing of the financial agreements in Nairobi, Kenya. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/harith-1.png Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=735 (Tshepo Mahloele, CEO [...]

Mar 242014
 
Mozambique's Minister of Energy Hon. Salvador Namburete to give an exclusive insight into investment opportunities in Mozambique's power sector

MAPUTO, Mozambique, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mozambique’s discovery of the 4th largest gas reserves in the world, coupled with an estimated US$12 billion worth of power projects in the pipeline and steady economic growth of 8% a year, makes the country one of the most exciting and lucrative power investment destinations in [...]

Mar 242014
 
Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za'tari, on increasing violence and displacement in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, has expressed his deep concern at increasing violence in Darfur, as tens of thousands of people continue to be displaced from their homes. Since the beginning of 2014, over 200,000 people in Darfur have [...]

Mar 242014
 
4th Meeting of the International Contact Group on the Central African Republic - Brazzaville, Republic of The Congo Friday, 21 March 2014

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, March 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — CONCLUSIONS 1. The International Contact Group on the Central African Republic (ICG-CAR) held its fourth meeting in Brazzaville, on Friday, 21 March 2014, under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Basile Ikouebe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of the Congo, and [...]