Aug 022014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES UGANDA'S DECISION TO ANNUL ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT

NEW YORK, August 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act as a victory for the rule of law. He pays tribute to all those who [...]

Aug 022014
 
Statement from Ministers Rona Ambrose and Lynne Yelich on the Ebola Outbreak in Western Africa

OTTAWA, Canada, August 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement regarding the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic outbreak in western [...]

Aug 022014
 
Canada / Africa / Diplomatic Appointments

OTTAWA, Canada, August 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the following diplomatic appointments and term extensions: Louis de Lorimier’s term as Ambassador to the Republic of Mali is extended. Chantal de Varennes’s term as Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is extended Ivan Roberts’s term as Ambassador [...]

Aug 012014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia deeply concerned by murder of Somali MPs

MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned the murder today of Sheikh Aden Madeer, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his concern over the continued attacks on MPs. Mr. Madeer was killed in Mogadishu. He served [...]

Aug 012014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia deeply concerned by murder of Somali MPs

MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned the murder today of Sheikh Aden Madeer, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his concern over the continued attacks on MPs. Mr. Madeer was killed in Mogadishu. He served [...]

Aug 012014
 
Japan-U.S. Cooperation in African Women's Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)

TOKYO, Japan, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. As a part of Japan-U.S. development cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give a seminar on August 5th to the participants of the fifth annual AWEP International Visitor Leadership Program hosted by the U.S. Department [...]

Aug 012014
 
Japan-U.S. Cooperation in African Women's Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)

TOKYO, Japan, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. As a part of Japan-U.S. development cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give a seminar on August 5th to the participants of the fifth annual AWEP International Visitor Leadership Program hosted by the U.S. Department [...]

Aug 012014
 
Minister Flanagan statement on Irish citizens in Libya

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan, TD, made the following statement on the situation of Irish citizens in Libya. “The security situation in Libya has deteriorated significantly in recent weeks as fighting between rival militia groups has intensified in Tripoli and other [...]

Aug 012014
 
WHO Virtual Press Conference following the first meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola Viral Disease

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO Virtual Press Conference following the first meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Ebola Viral Disease WHAT: On 6-7 August, the World Health Organization will convene an Emergency Committee meeting in order to ascertain whether the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes [...]

Aug 012014
 
MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT/ OUAGA+10 EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media representatives are kindly informed that the African Union is organizing an extraordinary session of the Assembly of the Union dubbed Ouaga+10 scheduled to take place from 26 August to 7 September 2014 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Venue: Ouaga 2000 Conference Center, Ouagadougou Theme: The [...]