Mar 112014
 
IMF Mission Reaches Staff Level Agreement with Seychelles on a 3-year Successor Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility

VICTORIA, Mahé, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An IMF staff mission led by Mr. Marshall Mills visited Victoria during February 26-March 11, reaching agreement with the Seychellois authorities on their request for a new 3-year arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, in support of the economic and financial program of the government and […]

Mar 112014
 
Saharan Express Building Collective Skills to Increase Maritime Security in Waters off West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, March 10, a team of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Sailors had the great pleasure of joining with personnel from 13 partner nations to kick off the at-sea portion of Exercise Saharan Express 2014. Over the next three days, during this segment of Saharan Express, we […]

Mar 112014
 
ACTIVITIES OF SECRETARY-GENERAL IN SIERRA LEONE, INCLUDING STOPOVERS IN LIBERIA, UNITED KINGDOM, 4-6 MARCH

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Madam Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, late in the evening of 4 March, after a stopover in Monrovia. Upon arrival in Freetown, the Secretary-General was greeted by Samura M.W. Kamara, the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The next […]

Mar 112014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, CONCERNED ABOUT ESCALATING VIOLENCE IN DARFUR, URGES ALL PARTIES TO CEASE HOSTILITIES, ENSURE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the escalation of violence and its effect on civilians in Darfur. Since late February, fighting between rebel groups and local militia in South Darfur has left […]

Mar 112014
 
Martin Kobler announces MONUSCO's strong support to FARDC operations against the FDLR

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “I urge all FDLR rebels to immediately break away from their leaders who are being prosecuted by justice, otherwise they will be forcibly disarmed,” declared Martin Kobler, the Head of MONUSCO. MONUSCO calls on all FDLR members to surrender without delay and […]

Mar 112014
 
Conference on Integration of Regularized Migrants in Morocco

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the Moroccan National Human Rights Council’s September 2013 thematic report on the situation of migrants and refugees in Morocco and King Mohammed VI’s strategic guidance to improve the situation of undocumented migrants in the country, the Moroccan government has been working on implementing the new […]

Mar 112014
 
IOM Supports Integration of Displaced Families in Somaliland

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM, in close collaboration with the Government of Somaliland and in partnership with UN agencies, has opened a new Digaale permanent settlement in Hargeisa, Somaliland, for 500 displaced (IDP) families who in the past lived in destitute temporary settlements. IOM is providing durable solutions for the […]

Mar 112014
 
IOM Aids South Sudanese Displaced by Conflict, Prepares for Rainy Season

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM is continuing to assist thousands of people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, while preparing for the challenges of the upcoming rainy season. The situation in South Sudan remains fluid and unstable, with continued fighting and displacement throughout the country. The UN estimates […]

Mar 112014
 
Chadians Flee CAR, Return Home from Cameroon with IOM Road Convoy

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM today began to repatriate by road the first of thousands of Chadians who fled to Cameroon in January to escape fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR.) IOM yesterday (10/3) completed the registration of the first 1,000 Chadians scheduled to return home with IOM road […]

Mar 112014
 
South Darfur: Pillay urges halt to attacks targeting civilians

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed deep concern on Tuesday that civilians in South Darfur, Sudan, have been bearing the brunt of recent attacks. “There has been a disproportionate use of force by armed groups in areas in South Darfur that are not […]

Mar 102014
 
UN human rights chief to visit Nigeria, 11-14 March 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will conduct an official visit to Nigeria from 11 to 14 March 2014, at the invitation of the Government of Nigeria. It is the first such visit to Nigeria by any UN High Commissioner for Human Rights […]

Mar 102014
 
Africom Commander: Terror Threat Remains Across Africa

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Helped by the Arab Spring, terrorist groups in North and West Africa have expanded their operations, increasing threats to the United States and its interests, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Congress today. “These revolutions, coupled with the fragility of neighboring states, continue to destabilize the […]