Jun 142013
 

South Sudan: 120,000 people cut off from medical care in Pibor county / MSF warns of impending catastrophe with thousands at risk of death as rains and malaria season approach LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An estimated 120,000 people have fled fighting in and around the main towns in Pibor county, [...]

Jun 142013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Report of the chairperson of the commission on the situation in Somalia   I. INTRODUCTION 1. At its 356th meeting held on 27 February 2013, the Peace and Security Council, having welcomed the outcome of the Commission’s Strategic Review of the African Union Mission in [...]

Jun 142013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commission of the African Union (AU) and the United States Government concluded from 10 to 11 June 2013, two unprecedented meetings, to build on the joint commitments of the AU Commission and United States to increase cooperation. On 10 June, the first meeting of [...]

Jun 142013
 

NEW YORK, June 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant (United Kingdom): On Thursday, 13 June, the Security Council received a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General Tayé-Brook Zerihoun on the situation in the Juba regions of Somalia. Members of the Security Council [...]

Jun 132013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Private sector-led economic growth is creating opportunities to move people from poverty to prosperity in developing countries. Today, to mark the launch event of the Canadian chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation and Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary [...]

Jun 132013
 

AfDB supports a greener pathway in Egypt CAIRO, Egypt, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – As part of its ongoing activities under the South-South Cooperation Trust Fund (funded by the Government of Brazil), the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) hosted a high-level workshop in Cairo, Egypt, on June 11, [...]

Jun 132013
 

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has approved a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for Zimbabwe, covering the period April-December 2013. An SMP is an informal agreement between country authorities and Fund staff to monitor the implementation of the authorities’ economic program. SMPs do not entail [...]

Jun 132013
 

BERLIN, Germany, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today regarding the death threats made against Mr Abdel-Samad in Egypt: €œI condemn the death threats made against author Hamed Abdel-Samad in the strongest terms. I am seriously concerned for his safety and expect the Egyptian Government to prevent [...]

Jun 132013
 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union and Côte d’Ivoire announced today that they will launch negotiations of a new trade agreement to combat illegal logging. This scourge affects millions of poor people who depend on forests for their livelihoods, deprives governments of billions of euros every year [...]

Jun 132013
 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The EU should be strongly involved in reconstruction and democratisation of Mali, either via its funding and technical assistance or by extending the mandate of EU missions to help broader long-term capacity building in the Malian security sector and government, according to a resolution [...]

Jun 132013
 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The new Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary €“General (SRSG) Nicholas Kay arrived in Hargeisa, Somaliland this morning to meet with His Excellency President Ahmed Mahamed Mohamud (Silaanyo) and officials of the Somaliland Administration. This is SRSG Kay’s first visit to Somaliland since he assumed [...]