Jul 092014
 
Remarks as Prepared by White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region Philip Gordon at the Ha'aretz Israel Conference for Peace

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thank you for that kind introduction. I also want to especially thank Ha’aretz publisher Amos Schocken, Ha’aretz Editor in Chief Aluf Ben, Ha’aretz CEO Rami Guez and the Ha’aretz Peace Conference CEO Akiva Eldar. This is a remarkable event and I am honored and grateful [...]

Jul 092014
 
U.S., Union of Comoros militaries sign Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement

MORONI, Comoros, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Officials from the Union of Comoros and United States signed an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement July 6 in Kandani, the Comoran National Army of Development (Armée nationale de développement, AND) headquarters, to increase flexibility of military exchanges. The document was signed by Rear Admiral Alex [...]

Jul 092014
 
WITH SOUTH SUDANESE BEARING BRUNT OF FAILURE TO LAY DOWN ARMS, UNITED NATIONS WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROTECT THEM, SAYS SECRETARY-GENERAL

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: On the occasion of the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the Secretary-General recalls the hopes and expectations of the people of South Sudan when their country was established on 9 July [...]

Jul 092014
 
Conclusions of 5th Meeting of the International Contact Group on the Central African Republic (ICG-CAR)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — CONCLUSIONS 1. The International Contact Group on the Central African Republic (ICG-CAR) held its 5th meeting, in Addis Ababa, on Monday 7 July 2014, under the joint chairmanship of Mr. Basile Ikouebe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of the Congo, and [...]

Jul 092014
 
Al-Shabaab Attack on Presidential Compound

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 8, 2014 The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack against Villa Somalia, the headquarters and residence of several Somali government officials in Mogadishu. We offer our condolences to the victims and their families. Incidents such as this [...]

Jul 092014
 
Canada Condemns Sectarian Violence in Central African Republic

OTTAWA, Canada, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns the ongoing sectarian violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), including yesterday’s merciless attack on civilians taking refuge in St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bambari. “In the Bambari region, many people have been killed [...]

Jul 092014
 
Zimbabwe- IMF Management Completes First and Second Reviews of Staff-Monitored Program

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 27, 2014, Management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the combined first and second reviews under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) with Zimbabwe.1 An SMP is an informal agreement between country authorities and Fund staff to monitor the implementation of the authorities’ economic program.2 [...]

Jul 092014
 
Zimbabwe- IMF Management Completes First and Second Reviews of Staff-Monitored Program

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 27, 2014, Management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the combined first and second reviews under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) with Zimbabwe.1 An SMP is an informal agreement between country authorities and Fund staff to monitor the implementation of the authorities’ economic program.2 [...]

Jul 092014
 
Statement at the end of the IMF Staff Mission to Niger

NIAMEY, Niger, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from June 22-26, 2014 for the fourth review of Niger’s financial and economic program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The ECF arrangement for Niger was approved on March 16, 2012 (see [...]

Jul 092014
 
On the Occasion of the Republic of Cabo Verde's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 8, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to Cabo Verdeans as you celebrate 39 years of independence on July 5. I spent more than 30 years [...]

Jul 092014
 
Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EXECUTIVE ORDER TAKING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONFLICT IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic [...]

Jul 092014
 
Message to the Congress -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order (the “order”) taking additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13413 [...]