Jan 232014
 
Mauritania: Follow-up mission by UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Special Rapporteur on slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, will undertake a follow-up mission to Mauritania from 27 to 30 January 2014, to assess new developments since her first country visit in 2009 and the initiatives taken by the Government in response to her recommendations*. “This visit [...]

Jan 232014
 
Trafficking in persons: UN expert launches first official visit to Seychelles

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, will conduct an official visit to the Seychelles from 27 to 31 January 2014. “I would like to better understand the situation of trafficking of persons in the Seychelles, [...]

Jan 232014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE EVENTS SINCE 1 JANUARY 2013

NEW YORK, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Security Council, in its resolution 2127 (2013) of 5 December 2013, requested the Secretary-General to rapidly establish an international commission of inquiry for an initial period of one year, including experts in both international humanitarian law and human rights law, in order immediately to investigate [...]

Jan 232014
 
Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 414th meeting, on the revised Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Council, 1. Takes note of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the revised Concept of Operations for the AU Mission in Somalia; 2. Recalls its communiqué PSC/PR/Comm.(CCCXCIX) adopted at its 399th meeting held on 10 October 2013, endorsing the recommendations of the [...]

Jan 222014
 
US Airlifts Rwandans to Central African Republic

KIGALI, Rwanda, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operating at the request of the French government and African Union authorities continued airlifting a Rwandan mechanized battalion Jan. 19. The joint operation with personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force is in support of an [...]

Jan 222014
 
U.S. Welcomes Selection of New Transitional President of the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 21, 2014 The United States welcomes the selection of Catherine Samba-Panza as Transitional President in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). As C.A.R.’s first woman head of state since the country’s independence, and with her special background in [...]

Jan 222014
 
Statement at the End of an IMF Staff Visit to Swaziland

MBABANE, Swaziland, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Jiro Honda visited the Kingdom of Swaziland during January 13‒21, 2014. The mission discussed macroeconomic developments, the preliminary fiscal framework for 2014/15, and the authorities’ policy priorities, setting the stage for the upcoming 2014 Article [...]

Jan 222014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An IMF mission led by Harry Snoek visited Conakry during January 9-17, 2013 to complete discussions on the third review of a program supported by an arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF),i which was approved by the IMF Executive Board on February 24, 2012 (see [...]

Jan 222014
 
22nd Summit of the African Union: The urgency to Ensure Protection, Security and Justice to African Populations

PARIS, France, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the populations of the Central African Republic and South Sudan witness the commission of abhorrent atrocities, as those in Mali and Libya experience persistent insecurity and as those in Egypt face increasing restrictions upon their fundamental freedoms, FIDH calls upon the African Union, on the [...]