Jan 282014
 
UNAMID training aims to better assist prisoners in reintegration

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 27 January 2014, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the North Darfur Prisons Administration, launched a three-week training programme for more than 60 newly recruited prison staff. The training focuses on [...]

Jan 282014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent are concerned about continued fighting in the south-western city of Sabha and in areas such as Kufra and the outskirts of Tripoli, and are calling for the wounded and civilians to be spared. [...]

Jan 282014
 
IOM Launches Project to Engage Tanzanian Diaspora

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has launched a new outreach project designed to engage Tanzanians living abroad in the country’s development. The project “Enhancing the Migration Evidence Base for the Development of Tanzania” started this week with a three-day diaspora engagement workshop to highlight the ways in which the diaspora [...]

Jan 282014
 
Ethiopian Diaspora Funds IOM through USAIM to Aid Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Yemen

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Global Alliance for the Rights of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia has donated an additional USD 32,000 to support IOM’s ongoing assistance to Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen. This second contribution from the Ethiopian diaspora organization based in Washington, DC follows an initial USD 30,000 contribution [...]

Jan 282014
 
After Saudi Arabian Exodus, Ethiopia Sees New Migrant Influx from South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the number of Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia passes 156,000, Ethiopia has been hit with another influx of migrants – this time from the neighbouring South Sudan. Following the fighting which broke out in the Southern Sudan capital of Juba on 15th December 2013, thousands [...]

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Jan 282014
 

DAKAR, Sénégal, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the leading press release wire in Africa, and global leader in media relations related to Africa, today announced that Euronews had chosen APO to distribute on a Pan-African scale the press release announcing the launch of Africanews, the first Pan-African multilingual [...]

Jan 282014
 
Kurz: "Tunisia gives reason for optimism” / A new constitution with modern aspects opens the way for free elections to be held soon

BERLIN, Germany, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “The new Tunisian constitution that enters into force on Monday is an important step on the long road to democracy following the dramatic events of the Arab Spring” Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said. What came to be known as the Arab Spring began in Tunisia [...]

Jan 282014
 
“Africa needs to speak with one voice”, says Commissioner Fatima Haram Acyl

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union, Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, gave an assessment of the role of existing African Union trade and industry frame works for the economic integration of African countries, and underlined the need for African countries to speak [...]

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Jan 282014
 
Statement by Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai on Inauguration of New President of Madagascar

OTTAWA, Canada, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada acknowledges the inauguration of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina following the announcement of the final result of the Malagasy presidential election by the Special Electoral Court. “The people [...]

Jan 282014
 
U.S. Delegation to African Union Summit

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 27, 2014 U.S. Delegation to African Union Summit Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will lead the U.S. delegation to the African Union (AU) Summit. The delegation will include high-level officials from across the [...]

Jan 282014
 
IMF and Mozambique to Host Regional Conference Africa Rising on Economic Successes and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa

MAPUTO, Mozambique, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Government of Mozambique will co-host a conference on May 29-30, 2014, in Maputo to take stock of Sub-Saharan Africa’s strong economic performance and the ongoing challenges in the region. The Africa Rising conferencewill also explore how to strengthen the [...]