Jul 072014
 
Somalia : Nicholas Kay condemns attack on Somali Parliament

UN Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemns attack on Somali Parliament MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the attack on the Somali Parliament and the many killings claimed by Al-Shabaab’s since the start of the holy month of [...]

Jul 042014
 
Burkina Faso : Clitoraid and Raëlian Church win their case

Clitoraid and Raëlian Church win their case: obstetrician-gynaecologist Professor Charlemagne Marie Ouédraogo, who opposed the opening of AVFE/CLITORAID’s Kamkaso Hospital, is convicted of defamation OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In its verdict, which was made public on 30 June 2014, the Ouagadougou Regional Court found Professor Charlemagne Marie Ouédraogo guilty of [...]

Jul 042014
 
South Sudan : Hilde F. Johnson Farewell Media Address

Farewell Media Address Encounter of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) Hilde F. Johnson and head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) JUBA, South Sudan, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to a farewell [...]

Jul 042014
 
West Africa: Concrete coordinated action is needed now to stop the spread of Ebola virus disease

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Red Cross joins ministers of health from eleven West African countries and other partners in calling for an all-out assault on the Ebola virus disease outbreak. It is a commitment needed at all levels, including governments, stakeholders, communities, and religious and opinion leaders if the [...]

Jul 042014
 
Switzerland and IGAD sign framework agreement on partnership and cooperation

BERN, Switzerland, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Swiss ambassador in Ethiopia, Andrea Semadeni, and the executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mahboub Maalim, have signed a framework agreement on partnership and cooperation between Switzerland and IGAD today in Addis Ababa. The agreement, which comes into force with today’s signing, [...]

Jul 042014
 
Communication in health crisis emergencies in Kenya

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As Kenya is becoming prone to emergency crisis – drought, malnutrition, food insecurity, disease outbreaks and inter-communal conflicts – there is no clear communication mechanism concerning health risk management, especially for displaced people. “Evidence from past disasters, both man-made and natural, in Kenya has revealed various [...]

Jul 042014
 
Libya : Switzerland takes part in EU border control mission

BERN, Switzerland, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland and the European Union (EU) have today signed an agreement on Switzerland’s participation in the European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya). This agreement provides the basis for deploying a Swiss civilian border control specialist to Libya on a one-year mission.   With [...]

Jul 042014
 
Li Keqiang Meets with Vice President James Wani Igga of South Sudan

BEIJING, China, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In the afternoon of July 1, 2014, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Premier Li Keqiang met with Vice President and Deputy Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) James Wani Igga of [...]

Jul 042014
 
Nigerian editor missing since Tuesday

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on Tuesday and has not been seen since. Thomas Thomas, editor of the thrice-weekly Global Concord newspaper, was seized by three men in plainclothes in [...]

Jul 042014
 
The Special Envoy for the Sahel visits Niger

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of her Sahel tour, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Sahel, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, visited today Niger, and met with President Mahamadou Issoufou and the national authorities. The Special Envoy briefed President Mahamadou Issoufou on the latest developments regarding [...]

Jul 042014
 
Health Ministers agree on priority actions to end Ebola outbreak in West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Emergency Ministerial meeting on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has ended today with Health Ministers agreeing on a range of priority actions to end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The scale of the ongoing outbreak is unprecedented with reports of over 750 cases and 445 [...]

Jul 042014
 
Killing of Somali MP / Security Council Press Statement

NEW YORK, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The members of the Security Council strongly condemn today’s assassination of Ahmed Mohamud Hayd, a member of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Somalia, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility. The attack also claimed the life of the MP’s bodyguard and caused further injuries. The members [...]