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Launch of the transition from MICOPAX to the African-Led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In pursuance of the communiqué of the 385th meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC), held in Addis Ababa on 19 July 2013, the [...]

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Need for life saving medical care increasingly urgent for estimated 100,000 people as violence continues in South Sudan’s Jonglei state JUBA, South Sudan, August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An estimated 100,000 people still have dangerously inadequate access to emergency medical care, almost three weeks after the latest mass movement into the bush to [...]

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) (http://www.marriott.com) is gearing up for the second half of 2013 with a collection of impressive statistics that demonstrate the increasing importance of Africa to its global and regional portfolio, while reaffirming the company’s ongoing commitment to the development of local [...]

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Top Human Rights expert: Do not forget the Central African Republic and its people GENEVA, Switzerland, August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović warned Thursday that state institutions throughout the Central Africa Republic remain “close to collapse” and urged the international community not to abandon the [...]

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MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In line with a framework introduced in 2012 for addressing excessive delays in the completion of Article IV consultations, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was informed on July 26, 2013 that there could not be a briefing to the Board with an [...]

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BEIJING, China, August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping announced the appointment of the following new Ambassadors in line with decisions adopted by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.   Sun Shuzhong was appointed Ambassador to Morocco, replacing Xu Jinghu.   Wang Hua was [...]

Aug 012013
 
Update on Books to Ghana - please help

Back in January I offered Keith Goddard the opportunity to tell readers of SocioLingo Africa more about what he is doing to bring books to children in Ghana as I felt that you may be interested, and might like to consider supporting this initiative.  Keith now has a website I’d encourage you to visit to [...]

Aug 012013
 

WITH LARGE-SCALE CYCLICAL VIOLENCE RAVAGING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS NO TOLERANCE FOR OBSTRUCTING CIVILIAN PROTECTION NEW YORK, August 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, to the Summit of Heads of State [...]

Jul 312013
 

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, July 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the call for entries for the 2014 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). The prestigious Prize, presented annually since 2012, aims at encouraging innovations that contribute to sustainable development in Africa. The winning submission will be awarded a prize of [...]

Jul 312013
 

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 29, 2013   The United States congratulates the people of Mali for their enthusiastic participation in the first round of Presidential elections on July 28. We commend the interim government for holding transparent, inclusive elections. [...]

Jul 312013
 

Communiqué of the Informal Ministerial Meeting Following the Security Council High-Level Debate on the Great Lakes Region NEW YORK, July 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 25 July the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region convened informal consultations on the margins of the high-level Security Council debate on the Great [...]