Jul 262013
 

3rd International Conference on Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages Date: 03-Jul-2014 – 04-Jul-2014 Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom Contact Person: Dawn Marley Meeting Email: d.marley@surrey.ac.uk Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics Call Deadline: 17-Feb-2014 Meeting Description: The 3rd International Conference on Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages is a two-day international conference for scholars working on non-dominant varieties of pluricentric [...]

Jul 262013
 

Madagascar/ Child prostitution and sex tourism: for all to see, in total impunity GENEVA, Switzerland, July 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Special Rapporteur Najat Maalla M’jid encouraged today the Government of Madagascar to step up efforts to combat efficiently the scourge of child sexual exploitation, duly protect all children at risk and [...]

Jul 262013
 

DAKAR, 26 July 2013 (IRIN) – Malians are slowly returning from refuge in neighbouring Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger as stability improves more than a year after a military coup and an insurgency shook the West African country. Some 8,148 people who returned [ http://www.irinnews.org/report/97585/the-returns-challenge-in-mali ] on their own were registered between 25 June and 12 July [...]

Jul 262013
 

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) is concerned about the detention and planned deportation of American journalist Taylor Krauss.   Krauss says he was visiting Uganda to film the first parts of a possible television documentary. He was arrested by security personnel on Tuesday while [...]

Jul 252013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay strongly condemned Thursday the assassination of a leading opposition politician in Tunisia and urged the country’s people and politicians to form a united front against attempts to derail the country’s democratic transition.   Mohamed Brahmi, a member [...]

Jul 252013
 

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks, John Kerry, Secretary of State, United Nations, New York City, July 25, 2013 SECRETARY GENERAL BAN: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Secretary Kerry, welcome to the United Nations. I’d like to highly commend and appreciate the strong leadership of Secretary Kerry for global peace and security and development and human rights. [...]

Jul 252013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Despite the unstable environment, Libyans are striving to resume normal life. The ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent continue to provide urgent aid as needed, to promote detainee welfare and to improve water management. “Clashes have occasionally been flaring up in tense parts of the country, [...]

Jul 252013
 

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO urge peaceful response to dismissal of South Sudan government and rapid appointment of new ministers reflecting country’s diversity   FCO Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said:   “I have been concerned by the growing political divisions in South Sudan over the past months, culminating in [...]

Jul 252013
 

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF MALI PRESENTS CREDENTIALS NEW YORK, July 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sékou Kassé, the new Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.   Before his latest appointment, Mr. Kassé was the Director of the Department of International Organizations in the Ministry [...]

Jul 252013
 

High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of Delegation to Ethiopia and to Rwanda BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced today the appointment of two new Heads of Delegation. Chantal Hebberecht [...]

Jul 242013
 

TUNIS, Tunisia, July 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved today a senior loan of up to 50 million euros to finance the CIPREL Power Expansion Project to increase the existing plant capacity by 222 MW and thereby help Côte d’Ivoire to meet its [...]

Jul 242013
 

TUNIS, Tunisia, July 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved today an unfunded US $50-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) between the AfDB and Citibank NA (Citi) to support trade transactions originated by issuing banks in Africa. The facility will help address critical market demand [...]