Oct 092013
 
Remarks by the Chairperson of the Commission on the 7th consultative meeting between the members of the United Nations Security Council and the Peace and Security Council of the African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Members of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, Members of the United Nations Security Council, Ladies and gentlemen, It gives me a pleasure to address this joint consultative meeting between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the United Nations Security [...]

Oct 092013
 
Security and Governance in Somalia: Consolidating Gains, Confronting Challenges, and Charting the Path Forward

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Testimony Linda Thomas-Greenfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs Washington, DC October 8, 2013 Good afternoon, Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Flake, and distinguished Members of the Committee. It is my pleasure to appear before you today to [...]

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Oct 092013
 
The African Union calls for international assistance to facilitate the operationalization of the international support mission in the Central African Republic

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, took the opportunity of the meeting she had this morning with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Central African Republic (CAR) and Head of the UN [...]

Oct 092013
 
CPJ welcomes release of Liberian journalist Rodney Sieh

NEW YORK, October 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Monday’s decision by Liberia’s Ministry of Justice to grant Rodney Sieh-the publisher of FrontPageAfrica who has been jailed since August for not paying libel damages-”compassionate release” for 30 days. The conditions behind Sieh’s release were not clear, but the journalist’s [...]

Oct 082013
 

LONDON, United-Kingdom, October 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Next week is one of the most important in the contemporary art calendar with London’s Frieze. A stone’s throw away, in the iconic West Wing of Somerset House, 1:54, the first international fair dedicated to modern and contemporary African art, has announced an extensive programme to [...]

Yellow fever in Cameroon

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Oct 082013
 
Yellow fever in Cameroon

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Ministry of Health of Cameroon carried out a yellow fever mass vaccination campaign with a reported 94% coverage of the targeted population of 663 900 in 13 health districts considered to be at high risk of yellow fever. The vaccination campaign was carried out between [...]

Oct 082013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sidel (http://www.sidel.com), the international supplier of liquid packaging solutions to the drinks industry, has won another contract with Moha Soft Drinks industry S.C., operating in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The turnkey project involves installing the entire production line for Moha’s new Greenfield site [...]

Oct 082013
 
Senior Libyan Officials Return From Migration Study Tour in Spain

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Eight senior officials from the Libyan Ministry of Labour and Capacity Building have returned from a one-week IOM-organized tour to Spain to become acquainted with international best practices in the field of labour migration. While in Spain the delegation, headed by deputy minister for Labour, Ibrahim [...]

Oct 082013
 
IOM Barge Convoy Assists Stranded Returnees in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An IOM barge convoy carrying 947 returnees who had been stranded in Renk, South Sudan since 2011 departed on 4 October. The barges will reach the capital, Juba, in approximately 15 days, where the passengers will be provided with onward transportation overland to their final destinations. [...]

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Oct 082013
 
"Former Burundian Refugees Still in Need of Reintegration Support" says IOM

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Nine months after they returned home from the Mtabila Refugee Camp in western Tanzania, former Burundian refugees still face socio-economic challenges that hinder their effective reintegration into communities of return, according to IOM household socio-economic profiling conducted between 17 June and 24 August 2013. The new [...]

Oct 082013
 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Leaders of civil society organizations from each country affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as well as Europe and the United States met in Brussels this week and issued a joint statement calling for urgent action to finally end LRA atrocities and support [...]