Nov 132013
 
Canada Welcomes Decision of Indian and Mauritian Prime Ministers Not to Participate in Commonwealth Meeting in Sri Lanka

OTTAWA, Canada, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today released the following statement after India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mauritius’s Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam announced they will not attend this month’s Commonwealth Heads of Government [...]

Nov 132013
 
UNAMID promotes women's participation in Native Administration

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 12-13 November 2013, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in collaboration with the South Darfur State Ministry of Social Affairs, Culture and Information, held a two-day workshop in Nyala, South Darfur, for 77 community leaders to discuss issues related to gender [...]

Nov 132013
 
Burkina Faso receives $11.5 million to increase forest carbon sequestration and reduce rural poverty

Washington, DC, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) support, Burkina Faso has received an $11.5 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) (https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/node/5) to undertake the Gazetted Forests Participatory Management Project for REDD+* (https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/sites/climateinvestmentfunds.org/files/AfDB_Burkina_Faso_FIP_Project_Document.pdf) to create critically needed transformation of 12 of its [...]

Nov 132013
 
Swiss government names new Ambassadors

BERN, Switzerland, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Swiss government (Federal Council) has approved the list of diplomatic staff transfers scheduled for 2014 submitted by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will be made in accordance with the normal rate of transfers, to be communicated at the time of the decision [...]

Nov 132013
 
Exercise Cutlass Express 2013 Commences

PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Maritime forces from the United States, 10 East African and two European nations, along with several international organizations, commenced the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2013, Nov. 11. Exercise Cutlass Express 2013, held in several operational areas in waters off East Africa, is an at-sea [...]

Nov 132013
 
A DHL ajuda a proteger os leopardos em vias de extinção em África

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A DHL (http://www.dhl.com), a empresa líder em logística no mundo, celebrou um acordo com a Panthera (https://www.panthera.org), a maior organização mundial em preservação de grandes felinos, para enviar peles falsas de leopardo para África para ajudar a proteger esta espécie em vias de extinção, cuja pele [...]

Nov 132013
 
DHL helps protect Africa's endangered leopards

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — DHL (http://www.dhl.com), the world’s leading logistics company, has entered into an agreement with Panthera (https://www.panthera.org), the world’s leading big-cat conservation organization, to ship faux leopard furs to Africa to help protect this endangered species whose fur is ceremonially worn by followers of the Shembe community in [...]

Nov 132013
 
ACTIVITIES OF SECRETARY-GENERAL IN NIGER, 6 NOVEMBER

NEW YORK, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Niamey, from Mali early in the morning of Wednesday, 6 November. This was the second leg of a four-country joint visit to the Sahel region with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; the President [...]

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Nov 132013
 
ACTIVITIES OF SECRETARY-GENERAL IN BURKINA FASO, 6-7 NOVEMBER

NEW YORK, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from Niger, on Wednesday evening, 6 November. This was the third leg of a four-country joint visit of the Sahel region with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; the President of [...]

Nov 132013
 
ACTIVITIES OF SECRETARY-GENERAL IN CHAD, 7 NOVEMBER

NEW YORK, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in N’Djamena, Chad, from Burkina Faso, in the afternoon of Thursday, 7 November. This was the last leg of a four-country joint visit of the Sahel region with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; the [...]

Nov 132013
 
Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Requests Increase in Troop Strength

NEW YORK, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Security Council today extended the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to 31 October 2014, requesting the African Union to increase the troop strength of that regional peacekeeping body from 17,731 to a maximum of 22,126 uniformed personnel as part of overall [...]

Nov 132013
 
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for a Rainwater Storage System at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone

WASHINGTON, November 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 12, 2013 The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the construction award, through best value determination, of a new rainwater capture and storage system at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone to Pernix [...]