May 012014
 
The AU reiterates its commitment to work towards the effective implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — This week marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1540 (2004) by the United Nations (UN) Security Council. The resolution aims to prevent non-State actors and terrorists from acquiring, proliferating and using nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery. It […]

May 012014
 
Conclusion of the IMF Mission to Senegal for the Seventh Review of the PSI

DAKAR, Senegal, May 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Hervé Joly visited Senegal from April 16 to 30, 2014 to conduct the seventh review under the three-year Policy Support Instrument (PSI) approved in December 2010. The members of the mission met with the President of the Republic, […]

Apr 302014
 
AFRICAN CHARITY BAZAAR ORGANISED BY THE AFRICAN AMBASSADORS' SPOUSES GROUP IN ADDIS ABABA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA When: 10 May 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Where: New African Union Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Who: The African Ambassadors’ Spouses Group (AASG) in Addis Ababa Why: Fund raising in support of the needy people and […]

Apr 302014
 
PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE AU JOINT CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Within the frame work of the AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture the African Union Commission will on Thursday 01 May 2014 at 10:30 hold a press conference. The panelists on the press conference include: • H.E Ato Wondirad […]

Apr 302014
 
“Give us access to land, seeds and credit facilities” - African Farmers

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “The voice of farmers need to be heard to leapfrog agricultural transformation in Africa,” says Director of Programme at the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, (NEPAD) Agency Mrs Estherine Lisinge-Fotabong. Speaking at a consultation Forum with farmers’ organisations in Addis Ababa, on the side-lines of […]

23rd AU SUMMIT

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Apr 302014
 
23rd AU SUMMIT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media representatives are kindly informed that the 23rd African Union Summit is scheduled to take place from 20 – 27 June 2014 in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Venue: Sipopo Conference Center, Malabo Theme: The theme of the Summit is: “Agriculture and Food Security in […]

Apr 302014
 
Egyptian Ambassador summoned to the Federal Foreign Office

BERLIN, Germany, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of Foreign Minister Steinmeier, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, his Excellency Mohamed Higazy, was summoned to the Federal Foreign Office today (29 April). The Foreign Minister’s Personal Representative for the Arab World, Ambassador Volkmar Wenzel, delivered to Ambassador Higazy the […]

Apr 302014
 
Austrian Foreign Minister Kurz sharply criticises latest death sentences in Egypt / The principles of rule of law must be observed

VIENNA, Austria, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A criminal court in the Egyptian city of Minya sentenced 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, including their leader Mohammed Badie. In a separate trial, the judge confirmed 37 of the 529 death sentences passed in March on members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The […]

Apr 302014
 
US response force praised by South Sudan ambassador following return to Djibouti

STUTTGART, Germany, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The East Africa Response Force (EARF) returned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 20 2014, following a four-month forward-deployment to secure U.S. Embassy-South Sudan. The EARF, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), flew into Juba, the capital, Dec. 18, 2013, following an outbreak […]

Apr 302014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, AT DOCUMENT-HANDOVER CEREMONY, PLEDGES UNITED NATIONS AID, EXPERTISE TO RESTORE PEACE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the ceremony for handing over United Nations documents to the Central African Republic today: I am honoured to be here. The United Nations is working hard to help the suffering people of the Central African Republic. The Security […]