May 162014
 
7th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the AUPSC and the EUPSC

7th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the European Union Political and Security Committee, Brussels, 15 May 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 15 May 2014, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee […]

May 162014
 
Canada Appalled by Death Sentence Handed to Sudanese Woman

OTTAWA, Canada, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada is shocked and appalled by the decision to impose a sentence of death for apostasy and of 100 lashes for ‘adultery’ in the trial of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Christian mother expecting […]

May 162014
 
U.S. Deeply Disturbed by Court Ruling in Sudan Apostasy Case

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 15, 2014     We are deeply disturbed over the sentencing today of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag to death by hanging for apostasy. We are also deeply concerned by the flogging sentence for […]

May 162014
 
U.S. Army Africa coordinates ADAPT program in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Recently, U.S. Army Africa coordinated instruction for Burkina Faso Armed Forces personnel with the third phase of unit movement training.   Keeping in stride with USARAF’s guiding principle of helping African’s solve African problems, a two-man Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team – Ground or ADAPT-G as […]

May 152014
 
Nigeria : Statement by Mr. Said Djinnit

Statement by Mr. Said Djinnit, High-Level Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria Special Representative for West Africa ABUJA, Nigeria, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement by Mr. Said Djinnit I am concluding today a four day visit to Nigeria. My visit is as a follow up to a telephone conversation between the […]

May 152014
 
UK Minister for Africa appalled by death sentence in Sudan

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds calls upon the Government of Sudan to respect the right to freedom of religion and international human rights laws.   Commenting after a pregnant Sudanese mother was sentenced to death for apostasy and to 100 lashes for adultery, Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said […]

May 152014
 
Central African Republic : IMF Executive Board Approves US$12.9 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Approves US$12.9 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for the Central African Republic BANGUI, Central African Republic, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved on May 14, 2014 financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in the amount equivalent to […]

May 152014
 
Tanzania : IMF Executive Board Concludes Consultation

  IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On April 25, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Tanzania and completed the third and final review of the country’s performance under an […]

May 152014
 
Central African Republic : Press Secretary Statement

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In late 2012, armed groups began a rebellion that sparked a period of devastating instability, lawlessness, and anarchy in the Central African Republic (CAR) that led to the overthrow of its government in early 2013. Escalating violence and human rights abuses set the stage for the eruption […]

May 152014
 
Central African Republic : Obama Executive Order

  Executive Order — Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EXECUTIVE ORDER     BLOCKING PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONFLICT IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC     By the authority vested in me as President by […]

May 152014
 
Activities of Secretary-General in South Sudan, 6 May

NEW YORK, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Juba from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 6 May.   Soon after arrival, the Secretary-General, accompanied by his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Hilde F. Johnson, visited the Tomping Protection of Civilians […]

May 152014
 
U.S. Policy and Response to Recent Refugee Crises in Africa

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Photo by EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Ethiopian Community Development Council Washington, DC May 1, 2014     Good morning and thank you for that kind introduction. It is an honor to be here. The best part of my job is the chance to meet people like […]