Apr 012014
 
Press briefing on the launch of the EU military operation in the Central African Republic

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Wednesday, 2 April 2014 at 15.30 Justus Lipsius building – Briefing room E (room 35.1) Press briefing on the launch of the EU military operation in the Central African Republic by Major General Philippe PONTIÈS Operation Commander for the EU military operation in the [...]

Apr 012014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Despite being the third largest oil producing country in sub-Saharan Africa, Equatorial Guinea reels from a poor economy, a lack of good governance and of independent and functioning state institutions. These issues were the focus of presentations made by human rights defenders from Equatorial Guinea in [...]

Apr 012014
 
UK / Foreign Secretary meets President Kikwete of Tanzania

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UK/Tanzania High Level Prosperity Partnership yields results as British businesses help develop Tanzania’s energy sector The Foreign Secretary yesterday met President Kikwete of Tanzania and commended the growing partnership between the UK and Tanzania on trade and investment, defence and security and governance and human rights. [...]

Apr 012014
 
Minister Paradis announces increased humanitarian assistance, and food security and livelihood support to South Sudan / Canada actively involved in supporting the crisis-afflicted people of South Suda

OTTAWA, Canada, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional support to the people of South Sudan in response to the escalation of violence in several regions of the country since December 2013. The security situation in South Sudan remains deeply concerning, with reports [...]

Apr 012014
 
Switzerland-Nigeria: a migration partnership that has evolved in three years

BERN, Switzerland, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Over three years after Switzerland and Nigeria signed their migration partnership agreement, the delegations of these two countries met today in Abuja for the 5th technical committee meeting. One of the main points of discussion was Switzerland’s recently launched regional migration and development programme in West [...]

Apr 012014
 
Egypt's Foreign Minister: “not a verdict yet” in trial against 529 Muslim Brothers

STASBOURG, France, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — There is “not a verdict” yet, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi told Foreign Affairs MEPs on Tuesday in response to their concerns over the recent sentencing to death of 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. While acknowledging the difficulties of the Egyptian government in the current [...]

Apr 012014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes Second and Third Reviews of Niger's Extended Credit Facility and Approves US$34.9 Million Disbursement

NIAMEY, Niger, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second and third reviews of Niger’s economic performance under the program supported by a three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The completion of these reviews enables an immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to [...]

Apr 012014
 
The 11th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference 2014 will be held in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Global Pacific & Partners (http://www.glopac-partners.com) announce the 11th Maghreb, Mediterranean, MidEast Upstream Conference 2014 from 20th to 21st May, at the Hilton Hotel in Nicosia, Cyprus, with the support of the European Rim Policy and Investment Council. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/140401.jpg Logo PetroAfricanus Club: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/petroafricanus_club.jpg Logo PetroArabian Club: [...]

Apr 012014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Religious beliefs and traditions in Africa continue to influence the way HIV is spread, especially among young women. There is a great need to understand these issues from a faith-based perspective, so that church leaders may engage in a constructive dialogue to help and support women [...]