Sep 202013
 
Central African Republic: Population caught up in armed violence

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic and the humanitarian consequences for the population are deeply troubling. The current upsurge in fighting is the deadliest the country has experienced since March. “Civilians are the primary victims of the violence,” said Stefan Bigler, who heads a [...]

Sep 202013
 
IOM Aids Conflict-Affected Civilians in South Sudan's Jonglei State

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM and partner agencies are continuing to register conflict-affected people and deliver relief supplies in South Sudan’s restive Jonglei State. The latest registration exercise, covering some 21,000 individuals in and around Gumuruk, Pibor County, was completed on 24 August and the findings were published this week. [...]

Sep 202013
 
WFP SCALING UP OPERATIONS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC TO ASSIST PEOPLE IN NEED AND DISPLACED BY CONFLICT

BANGUI, Central African Republic, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the end of a two-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for West Africa, Denise Brown, says that the organization is committed to scaling up food assistance to people displaced by conflict in CAR. [...]

Sep 202013
 
U.S. Pledges $69 Million in Support of Somalia's New Deal Compact

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 19, 2013 At the September 16, 2013 New Deal conference for Somalia, in Brussels, a delegation of U.S. government officials underlined U.S. support for the priorities of Somalia’s New Deal Compact and pledged $69 [...]

Sep 202013
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Chad

NDJAMENA, Chad, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Mauricio Villafuerte visited N’Djamena during September 11 to 19, 2013 to conduct the first review under the Staff Monitored Program approved last July. The mission met with the Prime Minister; the Minister of Finance and Budget; the [...]

Sep 202013
 
IFC Zambezi Bond Marks First International Issuance in Zambia's Domestic Capital Markets

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today issued a 150 million kwacha bond—equivalent to approximately $28.4 million—to support domestic capital markets and increase access to local-currency finance in Zambia. The issue, dubbed “Zambezi” bond, is IFC’s first kwacha-denominated bond. It is also the first placement [...]

Sep 202013
 
Special Envoy Booth Travels to Sudan and South Sudan

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 13, 2013 Ambassador Donald Booth, U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, travels to Sudan and South Sudan this week for a series of high-level meetings with government officials, members of civil society, and representatives of international [...]

Sep 202013
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, September 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Ms. Corinne Deléchat, visited Monrovia from September 4-14, 2013 to conduct the second review of the government’s economic program supported by the IMF under an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The mission met with President Ellen [...]

Sep 192013
 
Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on political prisoners in Eritrea

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission issued the following statement today: “I remain deeply concerned that the Government of the State of Eritrea continues to violate its human rights obligations, under [...]

Sep 192013
 
Hilton and Transcorp partner to develop new Lagos hotel

LAGOS, Nigeria, September 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Building on its successful years of partnership with the Hilton Worldwide, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), a publicly quoted conglomerate, today announced a new premier hotel development in the upmarket suburb of Ikoyi in Lagos. Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=633 (Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings and Transcorp [...]

Sep 192013
 
NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SIERRA LEONE PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

NEW YORK, September 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The new Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Vandi Chidi Minah, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Until his appointment, Mr. Minah was his country’s Minister for Transport and Aviation since December 2010. Before that, he served as Deputy Minister [...]