Oct 232013
 
Humanitarian coordinator condemns violence in Jonglei State's Twic East County

JUBA, South Sudan, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “On behalf of the humanitarian community, I strongly condemn the attack on civilians which took place in Jonglei State’s Twic East County on 20 October 2013. Immediately after the attack health organizations mobilized to help those injured in the violence. On 20 and 21 October [...]

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Oct 232013
 

MUSCAT, Oman, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sidel (http://www.sidel.com) has recently partnered with a new customer in the Sultanate of Oman, Barzman National (LLC), for a complete PET water bottling line. Barzman, one of the leading domestic producers in the Omani market, first approached Sidel in 2012 looking for a fast, high capacity [...]

Oct 232013
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES SUDAN-SOUTH SUDAN SUMMIT, REITERATING CALL FOR URGENT RESUMPTION OF TALKS TO RESOLVE FINAL STATUS OF ABYEI

NEW YORK, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of a summit between the Presidents of Sudan and South Sudan in Juba today, and takes note of the two Presidents’ intent to expedite the establishment of [...]

Oct 232013
 
Release of United States African Development Foundation Data on the Foreign Assistance Dashboard

WASHINGTON, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2013 The Department of State and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) are pleased to announce that data for USADF is now available on the Foreign Assistance Dashboard (www.foreignassistance.gov). The addition of USADF budget, obligation, disbursement, [...]

Oct 222013
 
Visit to Japan by Ms. Hilde. F. Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

TOKYO, Japan, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Ms. Hilde. F. Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Republic of South Sudan, will visit Japan from October 26 to 31. 2. During her stay in Japan, Ms. Johnson will exchange opinions with various senior officials of the Japanese Government who are in [...]

Oct 222013
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Aid for 33,000 people in Katanga

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Armed violence has resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of people who fled their villages in north-central Katanga province. The ICRC and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have started a major distribution of emergency aid. Armed violence in [...]

Oct 222013
 
Public Lecture by the Deputy Secretary-General on 24 October 2013

NEW YORK, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media invite – Public Lecture by the Deputy Secretary-General on 24 October 2013 What Public Lecture Who Jan Eliasson , UN Deputy Secretary-General When 24 October 2013, 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM Where Conference Room 1 The Deputy Secretary-General will deliver a lecture entitled “The United [...]

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Oct 222013
 
IMF and Ghana to Co-Host High-Level Conference on the Opportunities, Challenges of Financial Integration in West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will co-host a regional conference on October 28, 2013, in Accra, on the opportunities and challenges of financial integration in West Africa. The conference—which will bring together senior policymakers from the Economic Community of West African [...]

Oct 222013
 
SOMALIA: NUSOJ Is Shocked By Heinous Assassination Attempt Against a TV journalist in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] is shocked by the heinous assassination attempt against a TV journalist Mohamed Mohamud Timacadde 26, who was working with Universal TV in Mogadishu today 22nd October, 2013. According to local sources and family members who spoke with NUSOJ, the [...]

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Oct 222013
 
SOMALIA: NUSOJ Is Shocked By Heinous Assassination Attempt Against a TV journalist in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] is shocked by the heinous assassination attempt against a TV journalist Mohamed Mohamud Timacadde 26, who was working with Universal TV in Mogadishu today 22nd October, 2013. According to local sources and family members who spoke with NUSOJ, the [...]

Oct 222013
 
EU will support women's engagement in peace and security in northern Nigeria

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, the EU approved new support for Nigeria to help promote women’s engagement in peace and security in the northern part of the country, emphasizing the importance of women for development and peace stability. Activities will include forums for dialogue, radio programmes on the [...]

Oct 222013
 
Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia: Quarterly Update

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fact Sheet Bureau of Political-Military Affairs October 21, 2013 The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia was created on January 14, 2009 pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1851. This voluntary ad hoc international forum brings together over 80 countries, organizations, and industry groups [...]