Feb 242014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE, TELLS PEOPLE OF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ‘YOU ARE NOT ALONE, MANY ARE WORKING FOR PEACE IN YOUR COUNTRY'

NEW YORK, February 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following is UN Secretary-General’s video/radio message to the people of the Central African Republic, in New York, 21 February: Mbi bala ala kwe. So mbi Ban Ki-Moon, kota wa kwasu, ti kota bumbi ti béndo ti gigi. [This is Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.] […]

Feb 242014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACK IN SOMALIA

NEW YORK, February 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė ( Lithuania): The members of the Security Council are appalled by today’s terrorist attack in Somalia, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility. The attack was targeted against the office of the President […]

Feb 242014
 
The African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic condemns the killing of innocent civilians in Bangui

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA) condemns the cold blood killing of three innocent civilians yesterday in the 4th district of Bangui, in an area called ‘Combatant’. According to witness accounts, six individuals took a taxi from the city center […]

Feb 242014
 
Recent Attacks by Boko Haram

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC February 23, 2014 Unspeakable violence and acts of terror like the ones committed by Boko Haram last week in northern Nigeria are horrific, wrong, and have no place in our world. Last Saturday, a brazen attack on the […]

Feb 222014
 
140 000 people to get cholera vaccine in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera. The vaccines come from an emergency stockpile managed by WHO, the International Federation of the Red Cross and […]

Feb 222014
 
AMISOM condemns attack on Villa Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has condemned the cowardly attack on Villa Somalia today. As people gathered for Friday prayers, a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) went off at the entrance of the […]

Feb 222014
 
Canada Condemns Attack Against Somali President

OTTAWA, Canada, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today released the following statement: “Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack today against the presidential palace in Mogadishu, which was claimed by Al Shabaab. This attack killed a number of people, including worshippers who were attending Friday prayers. […]

Feb 222014
 
MEETING OF SHERPAS OF THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE ON THE POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHEN: 24-27 February 2014 WHERE: Ndjamena, Republic of Chad WHO: Organised by the African Union Department of Economic Affairs in collaboration with the Government of Chad and the office of the Chair of the High Level Committee on the Post 2015 […]

Feb 212014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary condemns attacks in Somalia

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary William Hague condemns today’s attacks in Mogadishu and praises Somali emergency response. The Foreign Secretary said: “I condemn today’s attack on Villa Somalia, in Mogadishu, in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and those injured. I’d also […]

Feb 212014
 
Africa: Associate RSD Officer: Kakuma, Kenya

WASHINGTON, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa: Associate RSD Officer: Kakuma, Kenya Application Deadline: March 14th, 2014 Applications must be emailed to JPOCoordinator@state.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on the date indicated in order to be considered. Thank you. How to Apply: Please note that PRM-sponsored JPO positions are open to U.S. […]

Feb 212014
 
Journalist seriously wounded in presidential palace attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A radio journalist was seriously wounded today after Al-shabaab fighters wearing suicide vests and carrying guns and grenades attacked Villa Somalia (the presidential palace) today. Journalist Ahmed Said Ahmed of Radio Kulmiye was wounded at the right side of the chest and right shoulder in this […]