Oct 282013
 
The African Union strongly condemns the holding of a unilateral “referendum” in Abyei

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is closely following the situation in the Abyei Area. She has learned, with deep concern, of the organization by the leadership of the Ngok Dinka community of a unilateral “referendum”, to determine [...]

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Oct 282013
 

DAKAR, Sénégal, October 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (http://www.apo-opa.com) announced today a strategic partnership with Thomson Reuters that will provide APO’s clients with enhanced global visibility, making their Africa-related news releases available on Thomson Reuters Eikon (http://www.thomsonreuterseikon.com), the professional platform for market analysis and trading software. APO’s feed of Africa-related news releases issued [...]

Oct 282013
 
Global Community Gathers to Tackle Development Challenges at UN South-South Expo Held for the First Time in Africa Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Hundreds of high-level delegates from 150 countries and across the United Nations system gathered at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi on Monday to tackle development challenges by harnessing and exchanging innovative solutions developed in the global South. South-South cooperation is the [...]

Oct 282013
 
‘The Tunisia test': UN expert calls for clear goals on access to justice in the post-2015 development agenda

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on transitional justice, Pablo de Greiff, warned that “unaddressed human rights violations are spoilers of sustainable development,” and urged the UN and its Member States to incorporate goals on access to justice and remedy in the post-2015 development framework. “A limited [...]

Oct 282013
 
AfDB to Cooperate with South Sudan in Water Sector

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/african-development-bank-2.png The USD 5.4 million grant, extended from the Fragile States Facility, will benefit some [...]

Oct 282013
 
Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO condemns strongly M23 following the loss of one peacekeeper

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) October 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — One peacekeeper died today following fightings with M23 in Kiwanja. “I am outraged by this tragic news. The soldier died while protecting the people of Kiwanja. This deserves my deepest respect. I condemn emphatically people or groups involved in such actions, which [...]

Oct 272013
 
Regional Integration Key to Transformation and Development - African Economic Conference

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Heads of State and business and development experts from across the world will gather at the three-day African Economic Conference from Monday, October 28 to Wednesday, October 30 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss regional integration and its role in boosting economic growth and human well-being [...]

Oct 272013
 
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Regrets Killing of a Journalist in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has learnt with deep sorrow of the death of Mohamed Mohamud Tima’adde, a reporter with Universal TV, on the evening of 26 October. Mohamed succumbed to injuries he sustained on 22 October, when he [...]

Oct 272013
 
NUSOJ mourns death of journalist fatally injured in assassination attempt

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today expressed deep regret and shock at the death of the Mogadishu reporter of London-based Universal TV who has succumbed to wounds sustained in a targeted attack by gunmen. Mohamed Mohamud Tima’ade, 26, suffered an internal bleeding and blood [...]

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Oct 272013
 
Government forces raid, ransack prominent independent media outlets

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the crackdown and ransacking of Shabelle Media Network, the leading independent media network in Somalia, by the security forces of the Federal Government of Somalia as a serious threat to media freedom and freedom of expression in Somalia. [...]

Oct 272013
 
403th meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the situation in the Abyei area

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 403rdmeeting held on 26 October 2013, adopted the following decision: Council, Takes note of the statements made by the representatives of the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan; Recallscommuniqué PSC/MIN/COMM.1(CCCLXXXVII) [...]

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Oct 272013
 
Renewed Fighting in Eastern DRC

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 26, 2013 We are deeply concerned about reports of increased fighting in North Kivu and call on all parties to refrain from acts of further escalation. We are particularly concerned about reports of cross-border firing. We call on [...]