Jul 082013
 

NUSOJ condemns cold-blooded murder of a journalist in Galkayo MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked and saddened to learn of the cold blooded murder of journalist Liban Abdullahi Farah. On Sunday night, 7 July 2013, Liban Abdullahi Farah, who has been working for [...]

Jul 082013
 

Readout of the President Obama’s Meeting with the National Security Council Regarding the Situation in Egypt WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President Obama convened a secure conference call with the National Security Council today to review the very fluid situation in Egypt. The President condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt and expressed [...]

Jul 072013
 

IPU President Calls for Immediate Return to Democracy in Egypt Egypt, GENEVA, Switzerland, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Democratic institutions in Egypt must be restored forthwith, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said today. “Time and again over the last two years the Egyptian people have demonstrated their desire to live in a democratic society, [...]

Jul 072013
 

Statement by an IMF Staff Mission on the 2013 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Addis Ababa June 19-July 3 to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV1 Consultation. The mission met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Minister of [...]

Jul 072013
 

Statement by the Tánaiste on developments in Egypt The Tánaiste on developments in Egypt. DUBLIN, Ireland, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The events in Egypt overnight, which saw the removal of President Morsi and his government following military intervention and the suspension of the Egyptian constitution, are a matter of deep concern. No one who [...]

Jul 072013
 

BERLIN, Germany, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle today (4 July) issued the following statement in Athens commenting on events in Egypt: “This is a severe setback for democracy in Egypt. It is a matter of urgency that Egypt restore constitutional order as quickly as possible.The suspension of constitutional order [...]

Jul 072013
 

Army must ensure security and defend democracy in Egypt OSLO, Norway, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Norway regrets that the political process did not lead to a broadly supported solution for Egypt and that the army finally intervened, removed President Morsi from power and suspended the constitution. Norway has consistently encouraged President Morsi [...]

EGYPT: Bonino statement

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Jul 072013
 

EGYPT: COMPLEX SITUATION THAT CALLS FOR PRUDENCE, SAYS BONINO ROME, Italy, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With regard to the situation in Egypt, Minister Emma Bonino, said it was “absolutely in flux”. Prudence, she added, is the best line to take, without falling into judgments or assessments of a situation that cannot be [...]

Jul 072013
 

Business & human rights: UN expert group launches first fact-finding visit to Ghana GENEVA, Switzerland, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A United Nations group of independent experts on business and human rights will undertake an information-gathering visit to Ghana from 8 to 17 July 2013, to look at current initiatives, opportunities and challenges [...]

Jul 072013
 

New EU support for renewable energy policy in Nigeria BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, the European Commission announced €27 million of financial support to help improve the renewable energy policy in Nigeria. Currently, a large part of the Nigerian population lacks access to energy or relies on polluting [...]

Jul 072013
 

The AU reiterates its readiness to assist Egypt to build consensus on the challenges facing it and on early restoration of constitutional order ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, continues to follow closely the evolution of the situation [...]