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 [...]

Jul 042014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Approves US$3.9 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On July 3, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the first review of Burkina Faso’s economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, and also concluded the 2014 Article IV Consultation1 with Burkina Faso. The [...]

Jul 042014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Approves US$3.9 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On July 3, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the first review of Burkina Faso’s economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, and also concluded the 2014 Article IV Consultation1 with Burkina Faso. The [...]

Jul 042014
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes Third Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Liberia and Approves US$11.4 Million Disbursement

MONROVIA, Liberia, July 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the third review of Liberia’s economic performance under the three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Liberia. The completion of the review enables the disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 7.382 million [...]

Jul 032014
 
On the Occasion of the Union of the Comoros' National Day

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 3, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Comoros as you mark the 39th anniversary of your independence on July 6. As you continue down the [...]

Malawi’s National Day

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Jul 032014
 
Malawi's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 3, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Malawi as they celebrate a half century of independence on July 6. This year also marks 20 years of multiparty democracy [...]

Jul 032014
 
New Operation Commander for EU Naval Force Somalia appointed

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Political and Security Committee today appointed a new Operation Commander for the EU Naval Force Somalia – EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA , which aims to prevent piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia and in the Indian Ocean. Major General Martin Smith [...]

Jul 032014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of Somali MP

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the murder of Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, killed in Mogadishu today and expressed his deep concern regarding recent attacks in the city claimed by Al-Shabaab since the [...]

Jul 032014
 
UN Human Rights Committee to review: Chile, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Malawi and Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by states, is meeting in Geneva from 7 to 25 July. The Committee will review these countries on the following dates: Chile (7-8 July); Georgia (10-11 July); Ireland [...]

Jul 032014
 
U.S. Army Africa / 16 countries train, familiarize, partner during WA14

VICENZE, Italy, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise Western Accord 14 to enhance ECOWAS’ ability to provide mission command capability to support regional peace operations. Training focused on developing the ability to plan, [...]