Jan 102014
 
South Sudan: MSF condemns the looting of its facilities in Bentiu

JUBA, South Sudan, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The international organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the looting of its facilities yesterday in Bentiu, capital of Unity State in South Sudan. MSF was one of the few remaining humanitarian organisations present in the town providing assistance to internally displaced people and wounded [...]

Jan 102014
 
Senegal nears first victory in war on tsetse fly / FAO/IAEA project lays foundation for thriving livestock sector

ROME, Italy, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication. “Since the project started, there is already less disease. [...]

Jan 102014
 
African Defense, Safety and Security Experts begin meeting in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Within the framework of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and in preparation for the 10th Meeting of African Chiefs of Defense Staff and Heads of Safety and Security Services, on 12 January 2014, and the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee [...]

Jan 102014
 
IOM Provides Livestock to Vulnerable Rwandan Returnees

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Vulnerable Rwandan returnees from neighbouring countries have received a consignment of livestock from IOM to boost their livelihoods and help them to reintegrate in Nyamagabe District in southern Rwanda. With funding from Japan, IOM is assisting over 5,000 returnees who previously sought refuge in the Democratic [...]

Jan 102014
 
Ethiopian Returnees from Saudi Arabia Top 151,000

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Two months after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) started its crackdown on irregular migration, the operation to repatriate Ethiopian irregular migrants from the Kingdom continues, with over 151,000 already returned home. Since the outset IOM has provided the returnees, over a third of whom are [...]

Jan 102014
 
IOM Aids Somalis Evacuated from South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — For the first time in 30 years, the Federal Government of Somalia has started to evacuate its citizens by air from a foreign country’s conflict zone. Close to 400 Somalis are expected to be evacuated from South Sudan at the end of the government-led operation, which [...]

Jan 102014
 
IOM Begins Airlift of Stranded Migrants from Central African Republic

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM will tomorrow (11/1/2014) start an airlift to evacuate stranded foreign nationals from the Central African Republic (CAR), following appeals from neighbouring African countries. The first three IOM charter flights this weekend will repatriate some 800 Chadians from the war torn CAR capital of Bangui to [...]

Jan 102014
 
AU Special Representative pays a courtesy call on new Somalia PM, promises AMISOM support

MOGADISHU, Somalia, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif today paid a courtesy call on the new Somalia Prime Minister H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed to congratulate him on his recent appointment and pledge AMISOM support to his [...]

Jan 102014
 
Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on South Sudan

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States strongly supports the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediators, Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin and General Lazaro Sumbeiywo, to secure a cessation of hostilities and to resolve the conflict in South Sudan peacefully through talks being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This crisis [...]

Jan 102014
 
European Union - Eastern and Southern Africa-Indian Ocean region / Ceremony for the donation of light equipment to the Seychelles Coast Guard in the framework of the Programme for Promoting Regional M

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Thursday 09 January 2013, Guy Samzun, Chargé d’affaires of the EU Delegation to Mauritius, for the Seychelles and the Union of Comoros, and Jean Claude de L’Estrac, Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), donated operational light equipment to the Coast Guard [...]

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