Jan 212014
Japan / Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the Referendum on the Amended Constitution in Egypt

TOKYO, Japan, January 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. As a result of a public referendum held on 14th and 15th January, the draft of the amended Egyptian constitution was approved. Japan regards it as an important step towards the political normalization of Egypt according to the Road Map. Japan expects that attaining such [...]

Jan 212014

NEW YORK, January 21, 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 election of Catherine Samba Panza as Head of State of the Transition of the Central African Republic through a transparent process led by the National Transitional Council. He [...]

Jan 212014
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator in the economy and budget segment with over 1,700 hotels is celebrating today its 1000th ibis hotel around the world with Ibis expedition: the ultimate sleep

DAKAR, Sénégal, January 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In Africa, ibis is strong with its network of 34 ibis hotels in Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia. As a way of demonstrating to as many people as possible the absolute comfort guaranteed by Sweet Bed ibisTM, [...]

Jan 202014
DHL's focus on Africa pays off

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, January 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Over 20 external awards in 2013 across range of functions, including HR and Customer Service • Managing Director, Charles Brewer: “We have 3,500 amazing people who put the customer in the center of their world and this is a great recognition for their efforts” DHL [...]

Jan 202014
Statement by High Commissioner Pillay at the Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Situation of Human Rights in the Central African Republic

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement by High Commissioner Pillay at the Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Situation of Human Rights in the Central African Republic Geneva, 20 January 2014 Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies and Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, In my [...]

Jan 202014

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fresh intercommunal violence has flared in western and north-western parts of the Central African Republic. Since Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Central African Red Cross Society have been administering first aid and have taken 25 seriously injured people to hospital [...]

Jan 202014
Minister Costello calls for urgent response to Central African Republic crisis

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello T.D., has underlined the need for stronger international action to end the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic. The Minister was speaking before a High-Level meeting on the crisis taking place in Brussels on Monday morning which brings [...]

Jan 192014
Final Results of Madagascar's Presidential Election

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 18, 2014 The United States welcomes the announcement of the final results of Madagascar’s presidential election. We commend the Malagasy electoral authorities for organizing a poll that reflects the will of the Malagasy people and are grateful to [...]

Jan 192014
Egypt's Constitutional Referendum

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 17, 2014 Egypt’s turbulent experiment in participatory democracy the last three years has reminded us all that it’s not one vote that determines a democracy, it’s all the steps that follow. It’s a challenging transition that demands compromise, [...]

Jan 192014
The AU takes steps towards the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in South Sudan / The AU reiterates its call for an immediate cessation of hostilities and support t

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, reiterates her serious concern about the on-going situation in South Sudan. She deplores the senseless killing of innocent civilians and the humanitarian tragedy unfolding on the ground. Thousands of civilians continue [...]

Jan 182014
IMF Executive Board Completes Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$ 20Million Disbursement

LILONGWE, Malawi, January 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the third and fourth reviews of Malawi’s economic performance under a program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 13.01 million [...]

Jan 172014
South Sudan: Attacks on MSF health facilities obstruct aid efforts / Assault on Malakal compound is second looting of an MSF facility in one week

JUBA, South Sudan, January 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thousands of people are at risk of being left without desperately needed medical care after the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was forced to suspend activities in Malakal, South Sudan, following the looting of MSF compounds. “Armed men entered the MSF [...]