Feb 072014
 
Togolese Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 6, 2014 Secretary Kerry called Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe today to commend his government on the major strides being made to combat international wildlife trafficking, including the recent arrest of three major illegal wildlife traffickers in Togo. Togo [...]

Feb 072014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary concerned by arrest of journalists in Egypt

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — William Hague concerned by press restrictions in Egypt, and urges interim government to demonstrate commitment to free expression. Speaking today about increasing restrictions placed upon journalists and the media in Egypt, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am very concerned by restrictions on freedom of the [...]

Feb 072014
 
Egypt: end violence and engage with reconciliation, say MEPs

STASBOURG, France, February 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MEPs urged all the political actors and security forces in Egypt to show the utmost restraint and avoid provocation and further violence, in a vote on Thursday. The interim authorities and security forces must ensure the security of all citizens and commit to dialogue and non-violence, [...]

Feb 062014
 
Opening BUILD Africa a Forum to End the Infrastructure Gap in Africa

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On February 6th 2014, BUILD Africa (http://www.buildafricaforum.com), Africa’s premier international business and investment infrastructure forum opened in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Held over two days, the first edition of the forum will seek to provide a comprehensive response to the continent’s infrastructure [...]

Feb 062014
 
EU foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine and Egypt

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Events in Ukraine will again be in focus when EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels on 10 February. They will also discuss the situation in Egypt. Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will take part in the meeting. The EU’s continued efforts in the Eastern Partnership [...]

Feb 062014
 
UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review: Bahrain, Cameroon, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Finland

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 10 to 28 February to review women’s rights in the following countries: Bahrain (11 Feb); Cameroon (12 Feb); Qatar (13 Feb); Kazakhstan (14 Feb); Iraq (18 Feb); [...]

Feb 062014
 
Philips and AMREF announce strategic partnership to improve healthcare in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Royal Philips (http://www.philips.com) (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) (http://www.amref.org) announced that they will work closely together in an innovative shared-value partnership model designed to bring about a structural improvement in the healthcare infrastructure and healthcare provision on the African [...]

Feb 062014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Conflict-affected people in Nigeria are struggling to meet basic needs. The ICRC, in cooperation with the Nigerian Red Cross Society, has brought aid to around 40,000 displaced and otherwise vulnerable people. It has also been granted greater access to places of detention. “Violence, lack of security [...]

Feb 062014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE, SAYS OPERATIONALIZING RESOLUTION DECLARING ‘DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION' CAN HAVE PROFOUND EFFECT

NEW YORK, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, to be observed on 6 February under the theme, “Preserve the Best in Culture and Leave Harm Behind”: As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I hold high the [...]

Feb 062014
 
U.S. Condemns Sectarian Violence in the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 5, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by recent sectarian attacks against both Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Clashes during the past few days in the town of Boda [...]

Feb 062014
 
Minister Paradis Concludes a Productive Visit to Tanzania / Paradis confirmed Canada's engagement to help create prosperity and improve health services in Tanzania

OTTAWA, Canada, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — International Development Minister Christian Paradis meets with the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, to discuss continued collaboration in advancing joint objectives such as improving the health of mothers and young children. The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, today [...]