Jan 272014
 
FCO Press Release: FCO Minister welcomes adoption of new Constitution in Tunisia

LONDON, United-Kingdom, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Minister welcomes the adoption of the new Constitution and signals UK support for Tunisia. Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Hugh Robertson said: “I warmly welcome the adoption of the new Constitution in Tunisia today. The people of Tunisia can be [...]

Jan 272014
 
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Bombings in Egypt

TOKYO, Japan, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Japan deeply deplores the bombings that occurred outside the Police Headquarters in central Cairo, capital of Egypt and near the metro station in Dokki district, Giza prefecture, west of Cairo on the early morning of January 24th (the afternoon of January 24th Japan time) and [...]

Jan 272014
 
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the Signing of Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan

TOKYO, Japan, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Japan welcomes that the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan was signed under the mediation of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 23 (local time). Japan also highly appreciates the efforts made by the neighboring countries in [...]

Jan 272014
 
PRESS BRIEFING OF CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE COMMISSION

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Within the frame work of the 22nd AU Summit, H.E. Amb. Jean- Baptiste Natama, Chief of Staff, Bureau of the Chairperson of the AU Commission will on Tuesday 28 January 2014 at 12:00 hold a press briefing on the following issue: – Africa, a partner [...]

Jan 272014
 
Norway provides an additional NOK 50 million in emergency relief to South Sudan

OSLO, Norway, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Over 4.4 million people in South Sudan are in need of emergency assistance. The conflict that broke out in December has made a difficult situation even worse. We are therefore doubling Norway’s funding for humanitarian assistance, from NOK 50 million to NOK 100 million,” said Minister [...]

Jan 272014
 
European Commission / €140 million released to support development in Guinea

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Commission has released almost €140 million to finance five development projects for the Republic of Guinea. Following inclusive and peaceful elections held on 28 September 2013, the European Union was able to resume full cooperation with the country and release the funds [...]

Jan 272014
 
U.S. Condemns Renewed Violence in Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 26, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by renewed inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). We condemn attacks by both anti-Balaka and Seleka groups in Bangui and the provinces. We are also deeply disturbed [...]

Jan 272014
 
Federal Foreign Office on recent attacks in Egypt

BERLIN, Germany, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Federal Foreign Office spokeswoman today (24 January) issued the following statement concerning recent events in Egypt: We utterly condemn today’s attacks in Cairo that claimed several lives and left many people injured. Our sympathy is with the families and friends of the victims. To the [...]

Tunisia Constitution

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Jan 272014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — New Constitution a defining moment for democracy in Tunisia – The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today congratulated Tunisia on the adoption of the country’s new Constitution which enshrines religious freedom and equality between men and women. In a letter to the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly, IPU [...]

Jan 272014
 
Central African Republic at a critical juncture, warns Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Central African Republic is now at a critical juncture, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned on Monday, amid renewed fighting and the flight of ex-Séléka and Muslim civilians towards the north of the country. Since 21 January, clashes between anti-Balaka and [...]