Jul 082014
 
IOM Conducts Waste Management Campaigns for 740,000 Displaced in Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM, in partnership with UNICEF and WHO, has provided and maintained basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) lifesaving services for displaced people affected by the recent heavy rains and flash floods in the most vulnerable states across Sudan. IOM has carried out campaigns that aim to [...]

Jul 082014
 
IOM Welcomes Action to Eliminate Malaria in Endemic Zones of Southern Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has welcomed the decision of Ministers of Health from Malaria-Endemic Countries in Southern Africa this week to adopt the Victoria Falls Declaration, in which they commit to eliminate and expand malaria control to hard-to-reach migrant and mobile communities. This was the first high level meeting [...]

Jul 082014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fourteen Rwandan children have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Rwanda, where they were reunited with their families. Scattered by the violence that has gripped the region for several years, the families were at last reunited thanks to the efforts of [...]

Jul 082014
 
Kenya / Launch of MDG Report 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media invite – Launch of MDG Report 2014 What : MDGs Report 2014 launch Who : Ms. Nardos Bekele Thomas, UN Resident Coordinator When : Wednesday 9 July at 10 a.m Where : New Stanley Hotel The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in collaboration with the [...]

Jul 082014
 
Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Sierra Leone

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, her final stop on a three-country visit to Africa. In Sierra Leone, Dr. Biden will highlight how her trip to Africa has focused on the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil [...]

Jul 082014
 
Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Sierra Leone

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, her final stop on a three-country visit to Africa. In Sierra Leone, Dr. Biden will highlight how her trip to Africa has focused on the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil [...]

Jul 072014
 
International Contact Group on the Central African Republic meets in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Fifth meeting of the International Contact Group on the Central African Republic (ICG-CAR) was opened this morning by key speakers from the African Union, United Nations, the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). The [...]

Jul 072014
 
International Contact Group on the Central African Republic meets in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Fifth meeting of the International Contact Group on the Central African Republic (ICG-CAR) was opened this morning by key speakers from the African Union, United Nations, the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). The [...]

Jul 072014
 
Federal Foreign Office supports the fight against Ebola in West Africa

BERLIN, Germany, July 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With regard to the support Germany is providing within the context of the German Partnership Programme for Excellence in Biological and Health Security, Minister of State Maria Böhmer issued the following statement: “We must do everything we can to support the people in West Africa in [...]

Jul 072014
 
Ethiopia: Fears for Safety of Returned Opposition Leader  / Yemen Unlawfully Deported Andargachew Tsige, Concerns over Possible Mistreatment

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An exiled Ethiopian opposition leader unlawfully deported by Yemen back to Ethiopia is at risk of mistreatment including torture, Human Rights Watch said today. Andargachew Tsige is secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a banned Ethiopian opposition organization, and was convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in [...]

Jul 072014
 
Somalia : Nicholas Kay condemns attack on Somali Parliament

UN Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemns attack on Somali Parliament MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the attack on the Somali Parliament and the many killings claimed by Al-Shabaab’s since the start of the holy month of [...]