Mar 112014
 
IOM Aids South Sudanese Displaced by Conflict, Prepares for Rainy Season

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM is continuing to assist thousands of people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, while preparing for the challenges of the upcoming rainy season. The situation in South Sudan remains fluid and unstable, with continued fighting and displacement throughout the country. The UN estimates [...]

Mar 112014
 
Chadians Flee CAR, Return Home from Cameroon with IOM Road Convoy

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM today began to repatriate by road the first of thousands of Chadians who fled to Cameroon in January to escape fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR.) IOM yesterday (10/3) completed the registration of the first 1,000 Chadians scheduled to return home with IOM road [...]

Mar 112014
 
South Darfur: Pillay urges halt to attacks targeting civilians

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed deep concern on Tuesday that civilians in South Darfur, Sudan, have been bearing the brunt of recent attacks. “There has been a disproportionate use of force by armed groups in areas in South Darfur that are not [...]

Mar 102014
 
UN human rights chief to visit Nigeria, 11-14 March 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will conduct an official visit to Nigeria from 11 to 14 March 2014, at the invitation of the Government of Nigeria. It is the first such visit to Nigeria by any UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [...]

Mar 102014
 
Africom Commander: Terror Threat Remains Across Africa

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Helped by the Arab Spring, terrorist groups in North and West Africa have expanded their operations, increasing threats to the United States and its interests, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Congress today. “These revolutions, coupled with the fragility of neighboring states, continue to destabilize the [...]

Mar 102014
 
MEETING OF THE MINISTERIAL WORKING GROUP ONTHE TOURISM SECTOR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR AFRICA: AU AGENDA 2063

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHEN: 13 – 14 March 2014 The Ministerial Group meeting will be organised in two sessions as follows: – 13 March 2014: Expert meeting to prepare the Ministerial Session Working papers – 14 March 2014: Ministerial Meeting for adoption of the [...]

Mar 102014
 
NUSOJ condemns harsh sentence for Somali journalist in Ethiopia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today condemned guilty verdict and prison sentence against veteran Somali journalist Mohamed Aweys Mudey as “outrageous and unacceptable”, and urged Ethiopian authorities to release him immediately and unconditionally. According to the family of Mohamed Aweys Mudey, the journalist was [...]

Mar 102014
 
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) Hosts Inaugural Summit to Address the Scale of Africa's Infrastructure Requirements and Investment Deficit

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (http://www.africafc.org), an African-led multilateral development financial institution whose mission is to improve African economies by proactively developing and financing infrastructure assets announces details of its inaugural Summit. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/afc.jpg The Summit, titled: ‘AFC Live: Bridging the Infrastructure Divide’ responds to the [...]

Mar 102014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As plans progress for the voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees from Kenya to their home country, [1] M�decins Sans Fronti�res (MSF) has once again urged that this process is not carried out at the cost of the aid already being provided to [...]

Mar 102014
 
AU Launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia: “Keeping intra-country internet traffic within the country”

WINDHOEK, Namibia, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 7th March, 2014: The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology of Namibia today launched the Internet Exchange Point in Namibia. The Internet Exchange Point in Namibia will contribute to bringing efficiency in the [...]

Mar 102014
 
Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice's Travel to the United Arab Emirates and Djibouti

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice traveled to the United Arab Emirates and Djibouti from March 6-8. In the UAE, she held highly productive bilateral discussions with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed and other senior Emirati officials, including the Foreign Minister and Deputy Chief of [...]

Mar 102014
 
Somali National Army and AMISOM forces reclaim five strategic towns in the bay region of Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In renewed joint operations between the Somali National Army (SNA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces, five strategic towns in the Bay region of Somalia have been reclaimed from the control of the Al Shabaab terrorist group. In the last couple of days, [...]