Aug 082014
 
Anniversary of Attacks in Kenya and Tanzania

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 7, 2014 Today marks the 16th anniversary of the cowardly terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that killed over 200 and wounded thousands more. We commemorate those who were [...]

Aug 082014
 
U.S. Orders Departure of Eligible Family Members from Liberia; Sending Additional Disease Specialists to Assist

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 7, 2014 At the recommendation of the U.S. Embassy in Liberia, the State Department today ordered the departure from Monrovia of all eligible family members (EFMs) not employed by post in the coming [...]

Aug 082014
 
Canada Reaffirms MNCH commitment to Nigeria / Canada's leadership in MNCH will help improve health and nutrition in Nigeria

OTTAWA, Canada, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, hosted a round table along with Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo and Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities, as well as with local stakeholders, to discuss the [...]

Aug 082014
 
Cote d'Ivoire's National Day

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 7, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Cote d’Ivoire as you celebrate your national independence on August 7. Our two nations have been partners since [...]

Aug 072014
 
FACT SHEET: Partnering to Counter Terrorism in Africa

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania underscored, Africa-based terrorists threaten the interests of the United States in addition to those of our African partners. The United States government has no higher priority than protecting U.S. citizens from attack by terrorists and [...]

Aug 072014
 
Remarks by the President at Press Conference After U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — State Department Washington, D.C. 6:14 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: As I think everyone knows by now, this first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit has been the largest gathering we’ve ever hosted with African heads of state and government — and that includes about 50 motorcades. So I want to [...]

Aug 072014
 
U.S. Support to Africa through the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fact Sheet Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Washington, DC August 6, 2014 The Initiative During 2010, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) to raise extra-budgetary funds for Agency activities that promote the peaceful uses of nuclear technology. For its part, [...]

Aug 072014
 
The Foreign Secretary chaired a further meeting of COBR to discuss Ebola

LONDON, United-Kingdom, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Foreign Secretary chaired a further meeting of COBR this morning to discuss Ebola and the current situation in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea An FCO spokesperson said: “The Foreign Secretary chaired a further meeting of COBR this morning to discuss Ebola and the current situation [...]

Aug 072014
 
Canada Supports Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Nigeria / Canada will help improve the capacity of frontline health workers in Nigeria to reduce mortality

OTTAWA, Canada, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, hosted a round table along with Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, as well as with local stakeholders, to [...]

Aug 072014
 
Minister Sherlock announces €1.5 million funding to fight the threat of famine in South Sudan

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced the allocation of €1.5 million to address the immediate needs of those most at risk of famine in South Sudan. Minister Sherlock spoke today about the threat of impending famine [...]

Aug 072014
 
PRESS CONFERENCE ACERWC ADVOCACY MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MEDIA ADVISORY When: 08 August, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM Venue: Juba Grand Hotel The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) would like to inform the media and the general public, that a Press Conference to share the unfolding [...]

Aug 072014
 
President Barack Obama announces $37 billion business investment in Africa, and $110 million annual peacekeeping support

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United States President Barack Obama announced a $37 billion investment in Africa, and another $110 million annual support to African Union peacekeeping efforts, at the end of the premier US-Africa Leaders’ Summit held in Washington DC, United States of America from 4-6 August 2014. Among [...]