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 [...]

Feb 142014
 
IOM Builds Resilience in Somali Communities of Return

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees return to Somalia’s Jowhar and Balad districts, IOM is working to facilitate their reintegration by strengthening the absorption capacity of the two communities. The IDPs are Somalis who have mostly been displaced from the Middle Shabelle region by floods [...]

Feb 142014
 
IOM DRC Promotes Recovery in Former Rebel-Held Areas

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM is expanding its activities to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) and affected communities in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) through a new project: Human Security in Rutshuru and Nyiragongo Territories. The pilot project is part of IOM’s Dutch-funded DRC Recovery and Community [...]

Feb 142014
 
IOM Provides Aid, Transport to Zimbabwe Flood Victims

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Unusually heavy rains over the past two months have led to severe flooding across Zimbabwe, notably in Masvingo province close to the partially constructed Tokwe Murkosi dam. The flooding has affected over 2,230 families who are in the process of being evacuated from the dam basin. [...]

Feb 142014
 
IOM Aids Stranded Migrants in Central African Republic Military Airport Site

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has distributed 560 non-food relief item kits at Bangui’s Military Airport Transit Site to help some of the over 3,000 stranded third country nationals and internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering at the site. The kits, donated by UNHCR, included blankets, mats, mosquito nets, soap, kitchen [...]

Feb 142014
 
AMISOM condemns cowardly attack near Mogadishu Airport

MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned the attack outside the Villa Sultan Restaurant in Mogadishu today. Around 1240 HRS, a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) went off outside the restaurant located next to [...]

Feb 142014
 
Security Council Press Statement on Attack against UN Convoy in Somalia

NEW YORK, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The members of the Security Council are outraged by today’s terrorist attack which targeted a UN convoy in Mogadishu, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries. The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the victims and [...]

Feb 142014
 
Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Attack in Mogadishu, Somalia

NEW YORK, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General condemns the attack on a convoy of UN vehicles that occurred today near the international airport in Mogadishu. The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the families of the Somali citizens that have been killed as a result of this attack and wishes a [...]

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Feb 142014
 
Ambassador Bennett Condemns Attacks in Nigeria

OTTAWA, Canada, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns the awful attacks in northeastern Nigeria that have reportedly killed 39 people, including three children, wounded many others, and destroyed a mosque and more than 1,000 homes. “On behalf of all Canadians, [...]

Feb 142014
 
Canada Fights Wildlife Trafficking

OTTAWA, Canada, February 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced an additional contribution in emergency funding to combat wildlife trafficking in Eastern Africa. Baird is attending the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade from February 13 to 14, 2014. “Illegal wildlife trafficking is known to fund the drug trade, [...]