Jul 012014
 
IOM condemns people smugglers who send migrants fleeing hardship to their deaths in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the Italian navy found some 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying up to 600 migrants between the Libyan coast and Sicily, the International Organization for Migration called upon European countries to provide additional resources for rescue operations in the Mediterranean. “It’s unacceptable that migrants [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM condemns people smugglers who send migrants fleeing hardship to their deaths in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the Italian navy found some 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying up to 600 migrants between the Libyan coast and Sicily, the International Organization for Migration called upon European countries to provide additional resources for rescue operations in the Mediterranean. “It’s unacceptable that migrants [...]

Jul 012014
 

JUBA, South Sudan, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Violence in hospitals and the destruction of medical facilities are denying medical services to many of South Sudan’s most vulnerable people, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today in a report, South Sudan Conflict: Violence Against Healthcare. Read the full report: South Sudan Conflict: [...]

Jul 012014
 
MADAGASCAR: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION ON THE PATH TO RECONCILIATION AND STABILITY

VATICAN, Holy See, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father Francis received in audience the president of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for Relations with States. During [...]

Jul 012014
 
Mauritania's Presidential Election

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 30, 2014 The United States congratulates the people of Mauritania on the successful completion of peaceful and orderly presidential elections on June 21. We greatly value our long-standing friendship and partnership with Mauritania [...]

Burundi Independence Day

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Jul 012014
 
Burundi Independence Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Burundi on the 52nd anniversary of your independence on July 1. The United States and [...]

Somalia’s National Day

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Jul 012014
 
Somalia's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people and government of Somalia on your 54th Independence Day on July 1. The United States is proud to support [...]

Jul 012014
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Democratic Republic of the Congo as they celebrate their Independence Day. I was inspired during my visit to Congo this spring. [...]

Rwanda National Day

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Jul 012014
 
Rwanda National Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Rwanda on the 52nd anniversary of your independence on July 1. Rwanda [...]

Jul 012014
 
Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu at the Conclusion of His Visit to Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr. Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today in Antananarivo at the conclusion of his two-day visit to Madagascar: “My visit has been very productive, and I wish to thank Prime Minister Roger Kolo, Minister of Finance [...]

Jul 012014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As armed conflict and violence intensify in some parts of Nigeria, the ICRC and the Nigerian Red Cross Society are responding to emergencies, managing and evacuating the wounded and dead, and helping people driven from their homes. Together they have brought aid to almost 50,000 displaced [...]

Jul 012014
 
Egypt: UN Experts “outraged” at confirmation of 183 death sentences

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of UN human rights experts* expressed outrage after a Criminal Court in Minya, Egypt, confirmed death sentences against 183 people, in what constitutes the largest mass death sentence to be confirmed in Egypt in recent history. The experts urged the Government to quash the [...]