Jan 242014
 
Signing of the Cessation of Hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and the Opposition Forces

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 23, 2014 The United States welcomes the signing of a cessation of hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and opposition forces. This agreement is a critical first step toward building a lasting [...]

Jan 242014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary welcomes agreement to cessation of hostilities between South Sudanese Government and opposition fighters

LONDON, United-Kingdom, January 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Foreign Secretary welcomes agreement to cessation of hostilities between South Sudanese Government and opposition fighters. Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I welcome the signing of a ceasefire agreement in South Sudan, and the efforts of regional mediators that made this possible. The brutal violence of [...]

Jan 242014
 
USA / Statement by the President on South Sudan

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement by the President on South Sudan I welcome today’s signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement in South Sudan, which is a critical first step toward building a lasting peace. Now, South Sudan’s leaders need to work to fully and immediately implement the agreement and start [...]

Jan 232014
 
Ceasefire agreement signed in South Sudan

OSLO, Norway, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Norway welcomes the ceasefire agreement in South Sudan. It is crucial that the parties now keep strictly to these agreements. All hostilities must cease at once and civilians must get access to humanitarian assistance,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs B

Jan 232014
 
UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT SOUTH SUDAN

NEW YORK, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN HUMANITARIAN CHIEF VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT SOUTH SUDAN WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator WHAT: Mission to the Republic of South Sudan WHEN: 27-29 January 2014 WHERE: The capital, Juba, and Lakes and Jonglei States UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie [...]

Jan 232014
 
World Bank Group Announces US$100 Million in Crisis Response for the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Bank Group announced today that it will mobilize US$100 million in emergency development funds to help restore key government services and provide much-needed food, healthcare, and other vital supplies for the people of the Central Africa Republic (CAR) after violence overwhelmed their country in recent [...]

Jan 232014
 
Journalists briefed on international public sector and accounting system – IPSAS

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr. Thomas Asare, Director of Planning Budget Finance and Accounting, at the African Union Commission gave a press briefing on Implementation- International Public sector and Accounting System (IPSAS) on 22nd January 2014 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, within the framework of the [...]

Jan 232014
 
Mauritania: Follow-up mission by UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Special Rapporteur on slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, will undertake a follow-up mission to Mauritania from 27 to 30 January 2014, to assess new developments since her first country visit in 2009 and the initiatives taken by the Government in response to her recommendations*. “This visit [...]

Jan 232014
 
Trafficking in persons: UN expert launches first official visit to Seychelles

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, will conduct an official visit to the Seychelles from 27 to 31 January 2014. “I would like to better understand the situation of trafficking of persons in the Seychelles, [...]

Jan 232014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE EVENTS SINCE 1 JANUARY 2013

NEW YORK, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Security Council, in its resolution 2127 (2013) of 5 December 2013, requested the Secretary-General to rapidly establish an international commission of inquiry for an initial period of one year, including experts in both international humanitarian law and human rights law, in order immediately to investigate [...]

Jan 232014
 
Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 414th meeting, on the revised Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Council, 1. Takes note of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the revised Concept of Operations for the AU Mission in Somalia; 2. Recalls its communiqué PSC/PR/Comm.(CCCXCIX) adopted at its 399th meeting held on 10 October 2013, endorsing the recommendations of the [...]