Jan 222014
 
US Airlifts Rwandans to Central African Republic

KIGALI, Rwanda, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operating at the request of the French government and African Union authorities continued airlifting a Rwandan mechanized battalion Jan. 19. The joint operation with personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force is in support of an [...]

Jan 222014
 
U.S. Welcomes Selection of New Transitional President of the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 21, 2014 The United States welcomes the selection of Catherine Samba-Panza as Transitional President in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). As C.A.R.’s first woman head of state since the country’s independence, and with her special background in [...]

Jan 222014
 
Statement at the End of an IMF Staff Visit to Swaziland

MBABANE, Swaziland, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Jiro Honda visited the Kingdom of Swaziland during January 13‒21, 2014. The mission discussed macroeconomic developments, the preliminary fiscal framework for 2014/15, and the authorities’ policy priorities, setting the stage for the upcoming 2014 Article [...]

Jan 222014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An IMF mission led by Harry Snoek visited Conakry during January 9-17, 2013 to complete discussions on the third review of a program supported by an arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF),i which was approved by the IMF Executive Board on February 24, 2012 (see [...]

Jan 222014
 
22nd Summit of the African Union: The urgency to Ensure Protection, Security and Justice to African Populations

PARIS, France, January 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the populations of the Central African Republic and South Sudan witness the commission of abhorrent atrocities, as those in Mali and Libya experience persistent insecurity and as those in Egypt face increasing restrictions upon their fundamental freedoms, FIDH calls upon the African Union, on the [...]

Jan 212014
 
UN Envoy to Somalia on the new Cabinet

MOGADISHU, Somalia, January 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the endorsement of the Cabinet nominated by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed following a vote today in the Somali Federal Parliament. “I congratulate the new Ministers, Deputy and State Ministers of Somalia. [...]

Jan 212014
 
UN Backs IOM Aid to IDPs Displaced by Conflict in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated USD 8 million to IOM to support the organization’s response to the growing displacement crisis in South Sudan. UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos emphasized the urgent need for the [...]

Jan 212014
 
IOM Uganda Promotes HIV/AIDS Prevention among Mobile Populations

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM is distributing medical and laboratory equipment to different health clinics strategically located in HIV hot-spots in Uganda to tackle the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS along major transport corridors in the country. “HIV/AIDS is still stigmatized in Uganda and especially in my community, a fishing community,” [...]

Jan 212014
 
EU confirms its support for development of Central Africa

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs is going to announce close to €3 billion in grants for countries and organisations in the region of Central Africa (including ten countries) for the period 2014-2020. The announcement will be made during a more than two-day event [...]

Jan 212014
 
IFC Supports Expansion of Primary Education with Investment in Bridge International Academies

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will invest $10 million in equity to support the expansion of Bridge International Academies, a provider of high-quality primary and pre-primary education for children from poor families. CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, will invest $6 million in [...]