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 [...]

Feb 272014
 
Press briefing with Toby Lanzer, the Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan and Jan Egeland, the Secretary General of Norwegian Refugee Council.

JUBA, South Sudan, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Invitation South Sudan | 27 February 2014 The Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, cordially invites members of the media to a press briefing with Jan Egeland, the Secretary General of Norwegian Refugee Council, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief [...]

Feb 272014
 
Remarks With Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Russell D. Feingold Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Washington, DC February 26, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Thanks, all, for coming in. Just want to say how much I appreciate Senator Russ Feingold’s efforts with [...]

Feb 262014
 
The Tony Elumelu Foundation provides sponsorship grant to Afrit Education Foundation for Innovation Cluster Mapping Project

LAGOS, Nigeria, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Tony Elumelu Foundation (http://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org) announced today that it has provided grant support for the Nigeria Innovations Cluster Mapping project. Executed by the African Institution of Technology’s (AFRIT) Education Foundation, the project intends to uncover innovation clusters—groups of companies in similar industries employing new technologies in [...]

Feb 262014
 
DRC must arrest Omar Al-Bashir

PARIS, France, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Last Night, Sudanese President arrived to Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to participate in a summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market of East and South Africa (COMESA). He is subject to an arrest warrant of the International [...]

Feb 262014
 
IMF Mission Urges Ghana Government to Address Short-Term Vulnerabilities

ACCRA, Ghana, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christina Daseking, visited Accra during February 12-25, 2014, to conduct discussions for the 2014 Article IV consultation. The mission met with Vice-President Amissah-Arthur, Finance Minister Terkper, Bank of Ghana Governor Wampah, other senior officials, members of [...]

Feb 262014
 
USARAF Training Provides Africans Insight into the Greater Need

ROME, Italy, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — U.S. Army Africa continues to provide training to different African nations to help them secure their own borders, thereby helping them secure the region. Because of this, whatever American interests are in that region or country will, as a secondary effect, be secure as well. USARAF’s [...]

Feb 262014
 
Norway condemns school attack in Nigeria

OSLO, Norway, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “I am deeply shocked by the terrorist attack on schoolchildren and other innocent people in Yobe in north-eastern Nigeria. Norway condemns both this latest atrocity and the recent violence against people in the neighbouring state of Borno in the strongest possible terms. I am concerned about [...]

Feb 262014
 
Chairperson of international Commission of Inquiry visits the Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the International Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating human rights violations in the Central African Republic, Bernard Acho Muna, will be visiting Bangui from 26 February until 1 March, for the first time since his appointment last month. The purpose of [...]

Feb 262014
 

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Feb 262014
 
President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Attend Nigeria's Centenary Celebration

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration, February 27-28, 2014. The Honorable Thomas Shannon, Jr., Counselor of the Department of State, will lead the delegation. Member of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable [...]