Feb 172014
 
Canada Heralds Anniversary of Libya's Pro-Democracy Revolution

OTTAWA, Canada, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today made the following statement on the third anniversary of Libya’s pro-democracy revolution: “Canada salutes the courage of the Libyan people, who rid themselves of the brutal Qadhafi dictatorship three years ago. We welcome the Libyan government’s efforts to fulfill the [...]

Feb 172014
 
UNAMID's Head stresses importance of dialogue to solve conflicts in Central Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 15 February 2014, the African Union – United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, addressed the Social Peace Conference organized by the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) in Zalengei, Central Darfur, and emphasized that the root causes of conflict in Darfur can [...]

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Feb 172014
 
Africa: Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield's Travel to Nigeria

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2014 Today, Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs, made her third trip to Nigeria since becoming Assistant Secretary in August. After spending the day in Kano, she travels now to Abuja to lead the [...]

Feb 162014
 
UNAMID's Head meets Ugandan President

KAMPALA, Uganda, February 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator Mohamed Ibn Chambas met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on 12 February during a three-day visit to the country, as part of the JSR’s efforts to mobilize regional support for an inclusive peace agreement in Darfur. The Head [...]

Feb 162014
 
CENTRAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND ALLOCATES ANOTHER US$10 MILLION FOR THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, February 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$10 million to support the most critical life-saving aid operations in the Central African Republic (CAR). This is an additional $10 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to CAR in a short [...]

Feb 162014
 
EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, February 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC WHO: Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos WHAT: Mission to the Central African Republic WHEN: 18-20 February 2014 WHERE: Bangui and field visits The Emergency Relief Coordinator and UN Under-Secretary-General [...]

Feb 142014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under The ECF Arrangement for Guinea and Approves US$28 Million Disbursement

CONAKRY, Guinea, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the third review of Guinea’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility arrangement (ECF). The Board’s decision, which was taken without a meeting,1 enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent [...]

Feb 142014
 
Communiqué of the 418th meeting of the AU PSC on the conclusions of the High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa held at the ministerial level, in Algiers, from 8 to 10 December 2013

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 418th meeting held on 11 February 2014, was briefed by the Commission on the Conclusions of the High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa, held at the ministerial level, in Algiers, from [...]

Feb 142014
 
Nigeria: UN rights expert to assess the situation of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Independent Expert on minority issues, Rita Izsák, will carry out her first official visit to Nigeria between 17 to 28 February 2014, to examine the situation of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. “Nigeria is a richly diverse country which hosts a great variety of [...]

Feb 142014
 
New EU support for renewable energy and governance in Cape Verde

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During his first ever visit to the country EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, announced €55 million of new support for Cape Verde during the period 2014 – 2020. The funding will focus specifically on the areas of the fight against poverty, sustainable and inclusive [...]

Feb 142014
 
UN Independent Expert to assess human rights situation in Mali

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Suliman Baldo, will undertake his second information-gathering mission to the country from 17 to 26 February 2014. “I will assess the authorities’ response to a number of key challenges, including the fight against [...]

Feb 142014
 
Sweden Backs IOM Plan to Reduce Health Vulnerability of Migrants in East and Southern Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM, with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is launching a project aimed at reducing the health vulnerability of migrants and people affected by migration in East and Southern Africa. The project, Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa Phase [...]