Feb 282014
 
IOM Helps Cyclone-Affected Population in Puntland to Fight Malaria

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following a malaria outbreak in a cyclone-affected area of Puntland, Somalia, IOM, in coordination with the Puntland health authorities and UN agencies, has distributed a total of 3,050 mosquito nets to 15,250 people in nine internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements in Bossaso. In November 2013, a [...]

Feb 282014
 
IOM Releases Updated Profiles of Displacement Sites in Central African Republic

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has released updated profiles of 54 displacement sites in Bangui, CAR. Due to escalating violence in CAR, there are now approximately 276,500 displacedpeople (IDPs) living in 62 displacement sites in Bangui. In coordination with partners, IOM rolled out its Displacement Tracking Matrix in December to [...]

Feb 282014
 
SPEAK OUT FORCEFULLY AGAINST THREAT OF MASS ATROCITIES, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS AT LAUNCH OF KWIBUKA20 RWANDA GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION

NEW YORK, February 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the launch of Kwibuka20 in New York today: I am honoured to be here for the New York launch of Kwibuka20, a series of events marking 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda. The theme for Kwibuka20, “Remember, [...]

Feb 282014
 
EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR AND UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS, VALERIE AMOS STATEMENT ON SOUTH SUDAN

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — I am deeply concerned by the grave humanitarian situation in South Sudan, where, despite the recent ceasefire agreement, the lives of millions of civilians are threatened by lack of food, outbreaks of disease, and continued violence. Malakal, a city in Upper Nile State that I visited [...]

Feb 282014
 
UN rights expert urges Mauritania to turn pledges into deeds in the fight against slavery

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, February 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, today hailed Mauritania’s commitment and progress in the fight against slavery, but called on the authorities “to take more vigorous measures to eliminate slavery and to fully implement the laws and policies.” Ms. Shahinian’s call comes at [...]

Feb 272014
 
Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i. , Mr Adnan Khan, on direct talks between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Move

KHARTOUM, Sudan, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Sudan a.i., Mr. Adnan Khan, has welcomed the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel’s (AUHIP) invitation to the Sudanese Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) to re-engage in direct talks on 28 February in [...]

Feb 272014
 
FCO Press Release: Minister for Africa gives keynote address at Nigerian Centenary

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds gave a keynote speech at the Nigerian centenary celebrations. The Centenary was attended by Heads of State from across Africa. The Minister was speaking on behalf of the Prime Minister and brought a message from Her Majesty the [...]

Feb 272014
 
WorldVentures Expands Unique Travel Experiences to Puerto Rico

PLANO (Texas), USA, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WorldVentures™ (http://www.worldventures.com), the leading international direct seller of vacation club memberships, with presence in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Botswana, announced its expansion into Puerto Rico today. Known for its beautiful beaches, lively cultural events and music, the all-star island has been on the company’s [...]

Feb 272014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON GUINEA-BISSAU

NEW YORK, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė ( Lithuania): On 26 February 2014, the members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, José Ramos-Horta, and the Chair of the Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the [...]

Feb 272014
 
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for a New U.S. Embassy in N'djamena, Chad

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 26, 2014 The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the design/build award, through best value determination, for a new U.S. Embassy in N’djamena, Chad to BL Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama. This project includes [...]

Feb 272014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Benin

COTONOU, Benin, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Cotonou during February 10-20, 2014 to conduct discussions on the sixth review of the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) approved by the IMF Executive Board on June 14, 2010.1 The mission had an audience with Dr. [...]

Feb 272014
 
Counselor's Travel to West Africa, February 26 - March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 26, 2014 The Department of State’s Counselor, Thomas Shannon, arrives today in West Africa for visits to Nigeria and Liberia. The Counselor is traveling to Nigeria, as the leader of a Presidential Delegation to Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration in [...]