Dec 132013
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN SECURITY COUNCIL, URGES FULFILMENT OF PROMISES TO HELP AFRICA'S FRAGILE SAHEL REGION BUILD BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL

NEW YORK, December 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Security Council briefing on peace and security in Africa, in New York today: Je vous remercie très profondément, Président Araud, d’avoir organisé cette séance. Nous sommes réunis ici pour honorer notre engagement à l’égard des populations du [...]

Dec 132013
 
Wang Yi to Visit Palestine, Israel, Algeria, Morocco and Saudi Arabia

BEIJING, China, December 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei announces at the regular press conference: At the invitation of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Salah Eddine Mezouar and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud [...]

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Dec 132013
 
Africa: Looking Ahead: Opportunities & Challenges for Women's Political Participation in 2014

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Catherine M. Russell Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues National Democratic Institute (NDI) Offices Washington, DC December 12, 2013 Thank you Ken for opening up NDI to us today, and thank you Lorne for your kind introduction. I’d like to thank IRI and NDI for the work [...]

Dec 122013
 
U.S. Supports Peacekeeping Efforts in Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and a small command and support team are on the ground in Uganda, preparing to conduct airlift operations in support of ongoing peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, said today. [...]

Dec 122013
 
Japan / Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Situation in the Central African Republic

TOKYO, Japan, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Japan is deeply concerned about the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic due to the clash that occurred on December 5 and at the same time strongly urges restraint by all the relevant parties. 2. Japan welcomes and expects continuous [...]

Dec 122013
 
DDPD Implementation Follow-up Commission to meet in El Fasher to discuss progress and challenges

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — All media are invited to the opening ceremony of the seventh meeting of the Implementation Follow–up Commission (IFC), established by the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), that will take place on Monday 16 December 2013, at 10:00 hours, at UNAMID Headquarters in [...]

Dec 122013
 
ECOWAS MEMBER STATES TO RAISE US$50 MILLION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ABIDJAN-LAGOS CORRIDOR ROAD PROJECT

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Five ECOWAS Member States involved in the Abidjan-Lagos road corridor project have agreed to contribute US$50 million in “seed money” to ensure speedy implementation of the 1028-km project. The Steering Committee agreed at its third ministerial session in Yamoussoukro on 10th December 2013, that the money [...]

Dec 122013
 
Joint Chief Mediator commends willingness of movements to engage in peace talks

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union-United Nations Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, said he values and appreciates the three-day workshop on peace and security in Darfur, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the participation of two non-signatory movements, Sudan Liberation Army / Minni [...]

Dec 122013
 
The EU resumes full cooperation with the Republic of Guinea

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council has today decided that the conditions have been fulfilled for the complete resumption of the European Union’s cooperation with the Republic of Guinea under the aegis of the Tenth European Development Fund. The holding of parliamentary elections in the Republic of Guinea [...]

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Dec 122013
 
Africa: United States Dedicates New U.S. Embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

WASHINGTON, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 11, 2013 In an important symbol of our friendship and bilateral relationship with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Mark L. Asquino presided [...]

Dec 122013
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes the Second Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement with Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, December 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second review under the three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia. The completion of the review enables the disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 7.382 million (about US$11.4 million), bringing [...]

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Dec 112013
 

DOHA, Qatar, December 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Doha GOALS 2013 will be remembered for the series of firsts that were delivered throughout the forum amongst them, the first ever Sports Ministers Summit and the launch of the first initiatives to benefit from the actions agreed at Doha GOALS last year. The second edition [...]