Oct 132013
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON POLIO VACCINATION IN SUDAN

NEW YORK, October 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Agshin Mehdiyev ( Azerbaijan): On 10 October, the United Nations Security Council was briefed by the Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Hervé Ladsous, and United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei Force Commander, Major General […]

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Oct 132013
 
Burkina Faso Forum promotes digital data for development / Strengthening cybersecurity seen as key component

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Pan-African Forum on sharing best practices in information and communication technologies opened today in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The two-day forum, organized with support from ITU, aims to highlight ICT solutions to accelerate socio-economic development in Africa. The theme of the Forum is “Digital Data for […]

Oct 132013
 
Sudan—Meeting of the Technical Working Group on External Debt

KHARTOUM, Sudan, October 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On October 9th, the IMF and World Bank staff co-chaired the 7th meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Sudan’s external debt on the sidelines of the 2013 IMF–World Bank Group Annual Meetings. Delegations from the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan and President Mbeki, […]

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Oct 122013
 
Equatorial Guinea National Day

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC October 11, 2013 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer best wishes to the people of Equatorial Guinea as you celebrate your National Day on October 12. The United States and […]

Oct 112013
 
AfDB Supports COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Capacity Building Programme

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, approved a grant of US $7.5 million to finance the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Capacity Building Programme (TCBP). Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/african-development-bank-2.png The programme will provide technical assistance to the three regional Economic communities […]

Oct 112013
 
Communique on 399th PSC meeting on the Joint AU-United Nations Review of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the benchmarking exercise

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 399th meeting held on 10 October 2013, adopted the following decision on the Joint AU-United Nations Review of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the benchmarking exercise: Council, 1. Takes note of […]

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Oct 112013
 
Norway concerned about developments in Libya

OSLO, Norway, October 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “The abduction of Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan gives further cause for concern about the political and security situation in Libya,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide. Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was abducted on Thursday morning. A few hours later it was reported […]

Oct 112013
 
Statement by Minister of State Yelich on Return of Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson to Canada

OTTAWA, Canada, October 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement: “Canada joins the families of Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson in welcoming their return to Canada. “I thank the Government of Egypt for its considerable assistance in this matter and […]

Oct 112013
 
International Criminal Court - African Union: Op-ed from the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute

THE HAGUE, Netherland, October 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Op-ed from the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute: Annual session of States Parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court is a venue for all States Parties Recently, the International Criminal Court has been in the spotlight of […]