Jun 122014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS MALI CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED 4 PEACEKEEPERS, VOWING ATTACK WILL NOT DIMINISH RESOLVE OF UNITED NATIONS

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s car bomb attack on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali camp in Aguelhok, Mali, which killed four United Nations peacekeepers from [...]

Jun 122014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MSF has been providing medical aid to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia since January. Teams treat refugees when they arrive at transit centers and at Lietchuor camp. The organization set up an 85-bed hospital and a health center at Lietchuor and a 75-bed hospital at Itang. [...]

Jun 122014
 
Minister Fast Announces New Investment Agreement with Burkina Faso / By fostering the right conditions for Canadian businesses to succeed abroad, the Harper government is helping to create jobs and opportunities at home

OTTAWA, Canada, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Patiendé Arthur Kafando, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts, today announced the conclusion of negotiations toward a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA) between Canada and Burkina Faso. The announcement was made on the [...]

Jun 122014
 
The African Union appoints Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita as Special Envoy for Libya

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today announced the appointment of Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita of Djibouti as her Special Envoy for Libya. Mr Dileita served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Djibouti from 2001 to 2013 [...]

Jun 112014
 
Agreement on framework for political solution in South Sudan

OSLO, Norway, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘I am pleased that we can now see a positive development in South Sudan. IGAD and the parties deserve recognition for having taken an important step towards a peaceful solution to the conflict. The further negotiations will not be easy, and the parties must demonstrate that [...]

Jun 112014
 
Minister Joe Costello signs Double Taxation Agreement in Botswana

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD has signed a Double Taxation Agreement with Botswana to increase two-way trade and investment. Minister Costello said: “Double Taxation Agreements are a critical piece of fiscal infrastructure for developing trading and investment opportunities between countries. This agreement will [...]

Jun 112014
 
Experts meet to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An expert meeting started today at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance: An agenda for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Frame work. The meeting is a follow-up [...]

Jun 112014
 
Experts meet to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An expert meeting started today at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance: An agenda for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Frame work. The meeting is a follow-up [...]

Jun 112014
 
UNHCR concerned over recent attacks aimed at foreigners including refugees in Mamelodi, located north of Pretoria, in Guateng province

PRETORIA, South-Africa, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNHCR is extremely concerned over the recent spate of violence in Mamelodi, affecting foreigners, including refugees and asylum-seekers. Since Saturday, 7 June, foreign-owned shops in this area were attacked and looted. It is believed that the unrest began with complaints from nationals about service delivery, then [...]

Jun 112014
 
UNHCR concerned over recent attacks aimed at foreigners including refugees in Mamelodi, located north of Pretoria, in Guateng province

PRETORIA, South-Africa, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNHCR is extremely concerned over the recent spate of violence in Mamelodi, affecting foreigners, including refugees and asylum-seekers. Since Saturday, 7 June, foreign-owned shops in this area were attacked and looted. It is believed that the unrest began with complaints from nationals about service delivery, then [...]

Jun 112014
 
Countries crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing / FAO's Committee on Fisheries greenlights Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance

ROME, Italy, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags. The FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Flag [...]

Jun 112014
 
COMMEMORATION OF THE DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD (DAC)  2014 on the theme " A CHILD FRIENDLY, QUALITY, FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN IN AFRICA"

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHEN: 16 June 2014 WHERE: African Union Headquarters – Addis Ababa Ethiopia WHO: ACERWC and UN, Plan International, Save the Children, ACPF WHY: The DAC presents an opportunity for all Stake-holders on children’s rights, including government, non-governmental and international entities, to [...]