Mar 102014
 
“A turning point in the fight against slavery in Mauritania” - UN expert greets adoption of road map

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on slavery, Ms. Gulnara Shahinian, hailed as “an essential step forward in the fight against slavery” the formal adoption by the Mauritanian Government of the road map prepared in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. […]

Mar 102014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is profoundly shocked by the killing today of one of its staff members in northern Central African Republic. The killing occurred in connection with violence in Ndele. Armed men entered the Catholic mission there, where four ICRC staff […]

Mar 102014
 
U.S. Concern About Escalation of Violence and Insecurity in Darfur

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 8, 2014 We are deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence by the Sudanese Government-supported Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur. The United States strongly condemns attacks on civilians and calls upon the Government of Sudan to […]

Mar 082014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT VERDICT CONVICTING REBEL LEADER FOR ATROCITIES IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

NEW YORK, March 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the verdict issued by the International Criminal Court against Germain Katanga, convicting him on four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against humanity committed in 2003 […]

Mar 082014
 
UN Envoy to Somalia urges greater role for women in state-building

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, joins the Somali people in celebrating International Women’s Day, and urges the Federal Government to broaden opportunities for women to contribute to the country’s peace-building and state-building processes. “Over the past two extremely difficult decades, […]

Mar 082014
 
The Verdict in the Germain Katanga Trial at the International Criminal Court

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 7, 2014 Today, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Germain Katanga, the commander of the Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) militia, for his responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity during […]

Mar 082014
 
Minister Yelich Concludes Canada's Participation in Ministerial Meeting on Libya

OTTAWA, Canada, March 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement at the conclusion of her visit to Rome, where she attended the Rome Ministerial Conference on Libya, convened to reconfirm international support for that country’s democratic transition: “Canada is proud […]

Mar 072014
 
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice's Travel to the United Arab Emirates and Djibouti

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice is traveling to the United Arab Emirates and Djibouti from March 6-8. In the United Arab Emirates she is meeting with senior Emirati officials including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed to discuss U.S.-UAE cooperation on a range of regional […]

Mar 072014
 
Partners harmonise AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria strategies for Africa

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals fast approaching over 60 partners from the African Union, Regional Economic Communities, civil society, UN organisations and development partners met in Brazzaville, Congo Wednesday through Friday to streamline harmonisation and coordination of AIDS, tuberculosis and […]

Mar 072014
 
EU Donates 50 Million Euros to Support AU Mission in CAR

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) has signed an agreement with the European Union (EU), formalizing an EU contribution of Fifty (50) million Euros to support the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA). The agreement was signed today at AU Headquarters , by […]