Jun 172014
 
The African Union welcomes the release of the Sudanese political leader Sadiq Al-Mahdi: The AU reiterates its support to the National Dialogue Initiative

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the release of former Prime Minister of Sudan and President of the National UMMA Party, Imam Sadiq Al-Mahdi, on 15 June 2014. Mr. Al Mahdi was arrested on 17 May 2014, [...]

Jun 172014
 
EMERGENCYRELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT COTE D'IVOIRE

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EMERGENCYRELIEF COORDINATOR VALERIE AMOS TO VISIT COTE D’IVOIRE WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs WHAT: Mission to Cote d’Ivoire WHEN: 18-20 June 2014 WHERE: Abidjan and field visit; West and Central African Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit [...]

Jun 172014
 
Foreign Minister Steinmeier opens International Strategy Conference for the Preservation of Manuscripts from Timbuktu

BERLIN, Germany, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 18 and 19 June 2014, with the support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation the Federal Foreign Office is hosting an International Strategy Conference dedicated to the preservation of approximately 285,000 Islamic manuscripts from Timbuktu (Mali). Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will open the conference at 5 [...]

Jun 172014
 

PARIS, France, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During an aerial attack on a Sudanese village, Sudan’s air force bombed and partially destroyed a hospital run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the war-torn South Kordofan region Monday, depriving civilians of critical medical care, the organization said [...]

Jun 172014
 
Foreign Minister Steinmeier to meet the Foreign Minister of Mozambique

BERLIN, Germany, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Tuesday, 17 June 2014, Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier will meet the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Mozambique, Oldemiro Júlio Marques Balói, for talks at the Federal Foreign Office. Besides discussing bilateral relations between Germany and Mozambique, the Ministers will focus on current developments [...]

Jun 172014
 
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attacks in Kenya

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the attacks on 15 June 2014 in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which reportedly killed at least 48 people and wounded many more. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the deceased and the Government of Kenya and wishes the [...]

Jun 172014
 
Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom Travels to Senegal, Kenya, and Liberia

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 16, 2014 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom will travel to Senegal, Kenya, and Liberia from June 16 to June 20. While in Dakar, Senegal, Deputy Secretary Higginbottom will meet with senior Senegalese officials, including Prime Minister Aminata [...]

Jun 172014
 
Baird Strongly Condemns Attack in Kenya

OTTAWA, Canada, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement concerning Sunday’s attack in Kenya: “Canada is appalled by Sunday’s attack on innocent civilians in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which claimed the lives of at least 48 people and wounded many more. Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for [...]

Jun 162014
 
New retail mobile banking services in Africa with Orange Money

Orange and BNP Paribas open new retail mobile banking services in Africa with Orange Money PARIS, France, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Orange (http://www.orange.com) and the BNP Paribas group offer retail banking customers in Africa direct access between their BNP Paribas account and their Orange Money account through their mobile phones. This new [...]

Jun 162014
 
Nigeria Abducted School Girls : Emergency Grant Aid

Emergency Grant Aid for Supporting the Abducted School Girls, their families and affected communities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria TOKYO, Japan, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. On June 13, the Government of Japan, upon requests by UN organizations and the Government of Nigeria, decided to extend emergency grant aid of 855,000 [...]

Jun 162014
 

  Systematic violence affecting civilians and exposing them to more displacement and disease in Ouaka Region of CAR BANGUI, Central African Republic, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is dismayed at the high level of organized violence against civilians by armed groups in the Grimari and Bambari provinces [...]

Jun 162014
 
Kenya Mpeketoni attack condemned

UK Minister for Africa condemns Mpeketoni attack in Kenya LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds condemns attacks in Kenya, and offers his condolences to those affected.   Following the attack in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which led to the deaths of dozens of civilians, the Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, [...]