Jun 232014
 
UK Foreign Secretary appalled by verdicts on journalists in Egypt

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary appalled by an Egyptian court returning guilty verdicts against Egyptian and international journalists. Reacting to the verdict, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am appalled by the guilty verdicts handed down today against Egyptian and international journalists in Egypt. Amongst those found guilty were [...]

Jun 232014
 
TV viewing breaks records in first FIFA World Cup matches

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Television coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ broke a whole host of viewing records during the first round of group matches in Brazil, highlighting the growing popularity of the competition and football around the world. Opening matches set new audience highs for 2014 all over [...]

Jun 232014
 
Remarks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry After Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt June 22, 2014 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via interpreter) I would like to welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in his current visit to Cairo. And this visit (inaudible) time. Egypt is taking steady steps to (inaudible) the implementation [...]

Jun 232014
 
Minister Fast Meets with Canadian Delegates Joining Him on Trade Mission to Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, meets with 26 delegates from 19 organizations accompanying him on a Canadian trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania from June 22 to 27, 2014. The trade mission is focused on the extractive (mining, oil and gas) and [...]

Jun 232014
 

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Briefing on Crisis in Central African Republic with MSF Head of Mission Sylvain Groulx WHO: Sylvain Groulx, outgoing MSF head of mission, Central African Republic WHAT: Off the record press briefing on crisis in Central African Republic; On the record interviews will follow as desired [...]

Jun 222014
 
Minister Fast Concludes First Visit to Madagascar / Commits to signing foreign investment promotion and protection agreement during first visit by Canadian minister to Madagascar since 2009

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today was in Antananarivo, Madagascar, as Canada is following the transition of the new government, a critical step in the country’s return to constitutional order and greater democratic governance grounded in the rule of law. During a meeting [...]

Jun 222014
 
UK Foreign Secretary's deep concern over Egypt death sentences

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary William Hague expresses his concern at Egyptian Court’s confirmation of 183 death sentences Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am deeply concerned by reports that an Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 people. The United Kingdom opposes the death penalty in all [...]

Jun 222014
 
Historic First Session of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) Opens in Nairobi Monday

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Over 1300 High Level Participants, Ministers, Chief Justices, Economists and Civil Society Leaders from Around the World Daily Press Events, Launches and Symposia The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) – the highest-level UN body ever convened on the environment – gets into gear on Monday with a [...]

Jun 222014
 
UN Envoy to Somalia condemns killing of journalist

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has condemned the killing of radio journalist Yusuf Keynan in the capital, Mogadishu, this morning. Mr. Keynan, who was working for Radio Mustaqbal and Radio Ergo at the time of his death, was killed when [...]

Jun 222014
 
U.S. Special Representative for the Central African Republic W. Stuart Symington Travel to Bangui, Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 21, 2014 U.S. Special Representative for the Central African Republic W. Stuart Symington travelled to Bangui, Central African Republic, from June 17-21. Special Representative Symington’s visit to the Central African Republic reflects the U.S. government’s continued high-level commitment [...]

Jun 222014
 
U.S. Condemns Civilian Bombings in Sudan's Southern Kordofan

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 20, 2014 The United States strongly condemns the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) aerial bombardment in Southern Kordofan and reiterates its call upon the Government of Sudan to halt this three-year campaign of armed violence against its own citizens. [...]

Jun 222014
 
Canada Condemns Continued Attacks Against Civilians in Sudan

OTTAWA, Canada, June 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns in the strongest terms the extensive bombing of civilian areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile by the Sudanese armed forces and the government’s use of the Rapid Support Forces militia to target civilians [...]