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Council of the European Union: conclusions on the Boko Haram threat

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Boko Haram terrorist actions in north-eastern Nigeria are becoming a growing threat not only for the peace and security of Nigeria but to the whole region including Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The Council stresses the importance of an urgent, comprehensive response to the […]

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Weather and Climate Services Underpin Sustainable Development in Africa

PRAIA, Cabo Verde, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ministers responsible for meteorology in Africa are meeting to coordinate and accelerate regional efforts to strengthen resilience to extreme weather hazards and adapt to climate change. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/amcomet-2.png Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe0xMhOeBD8&feature=youtu.be Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1717 Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1716 Photo 3: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1715 The Third Session of the African […]

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Mali: ICRC treats people injured in Tabankort and Gao

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply concerned about the situation in northern Mali. The ICRC medical team at Gao regional hospital has treated 21 people wounded in the recent fighting in Tabankort (some 200 km north of Gao) and 18 others injured […]

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Norway to provide USD 20 million in emergency aid to South Sudan

OSLO, Norway, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Norway is providing USD 20 million (NOK 150 million) in emergency aid to the civilian population in South Sudan. ‘Nearly 6.5 million South Sudanese have been affected by the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the violent political power struggle in South Sudan. Norway wants to […]

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Canada Concerned by Postponement of Nigerian Elections

OTTAWA, Canada, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada is concerned that Nigeria’s presidential, legislative and state elections have been postponed. The people of Nigeria must be allowed to exercise their democratic […]

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MASS DEATH SENTENCES IN EGYPT A PROFOUND DISGRACE, UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS SAY

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of United Nations human rights experts* expressed outrage at the decision by an Egyptian court to uphold the death sentences against 183 people, and called on Egypt to respect its obligations under international human rights law. “By imposing mass death sentences on several occasions […]

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