Dec 162013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, permanent representative of South Africa to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, recalled his friend and former president Nelson Mandela in a memorial service on 16 December at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva. The service of prayer, remembrance […]

Dec 162013
 
Canada underlines support for sustainable natural resource development to reduce poverty in Africa

OTTAWA, Canada, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, Christian Paradis, attended the third African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development in Maputo, Mozambique. During the conference, PS Brown helped launch the African Minerals Development Centre, […]

Dec 162013
 
Foreign Secretary welcomes announcement of new Tunisian Prime Minister

LONDON, United-Kingdom, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the eve of the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, William Hague calls for further political, economic and security progress in Tunisia Following the announcement of Mr Mehdi Jomaa as Prime Minister of Tunisia, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I warmly welcome the announcement of […]

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Dec 162013
 
The African Union condemns the Kidal terrorist attack against United Nations forces

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack perpetrated, on Saturday 14 December 2013, against forces of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Kidal. This attack resulted in the […]

Dec 162013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Conflict since January 2012 and repeated food crises have forced tens of thousands to flee the north of Mali. Some were separated from other family members while seeking refuge within Mali or abroad. The Mali Red Cross and the ICRC are helping to restore contact. “Over […]

Dec 162013
 
Council conclusions on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions: “1. Recalling its Council conclusions of 22 July 20131, the European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement for the DRC and the Region (PSC Framework) and to promoting stability and development […]

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Dec 162013
 
Media Delegation from Algeria and Mauritania Wraps up Visit to AFRICOM

STUTTGART, Germany, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A media delegation from Algeria and Mauritania wrapped up a five-day visit to U.S. Africa Command, Friday, December 13, 2013. While at the Stuttgart, Germany-based combatant command, the 13 journalists received in-depth briefings on how AFRICOM operates. On the first day of their visit, the delegation […]

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Dec 162013
 
Millions at risk of food insecurity in Central African Republic / Farmers need urgent help to prepare for upcoming planting seasons to prevent situation from deteriorating

ROME, Italy, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Farmers in the Central African Republic need urgent assistance to prevent the food security situation in the conflict-stricken country from worsening for millions of people, FAO warned today. According to the FAO-supported Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, about 1.29 million people, or more than 40 percent […]

Dec 162013
 
MALIANS VOTE IN RUN-OFF LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — For the second time within three weeks, Malians went to the polls on Sunday to elect members of their National Assembly following an inconclusive first round balloting on 24th November that produced only 20 out of the 147-seat Parliament. After visiting a number of Polling Centres […]

Dec 162013
 
Canada Funds Mission in Central African Republic to Restore Security and Protect Religious Freedom

OTTAWA, Canada, December 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada will contribute $5 million to the UN-mandated trust fund to support the international mission led by the African Union in the Central African Republic (CAR). “Canada’s financial support will contribute to efforts by the African Union to […]

Dec 152013
 
ECOWAS POLL OBSERVERS CHARGED ON INTEGRITY, DEDICATION

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Sunday’s second round Parliamentary polls in Mali, Prof. Amos Sawyer, has urged the 50 regional observers “to bring their experience, integrity, commitment and dedication to bear,” on their conduct as the region accompanies the country to exit […]