Jun 252014
 
In Somaliland, two journalists sentenced to three years of jail term each, fined and Newspaper license revoked

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible to the harsh sentence handed down to two journalists and newspaper license revoking in the Hargeysa regional Court on Wednesday morning, 25 June, 2014, around 7:00am local time, the latest in a string [...]

Jun 252014
 
In Somaliland, two journalists sentenced to three years of jail term each, fined and Newspaper license revoked

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible to the harsh sentence handed down to two journalists and newspaper license revoking in the Hargeysa regional Court on Wednesday morning, 25 June, 2014, around 7:00am local time, the latest in a string [...]

Mozambican National Day

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Jun 252014
 
Mozambican National Day

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 25, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Mozambique as you celebrate your national day on June 25. My family has a special bond with the [...]

Madagascar National Day

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Jun 252014
 
Madagascar National Day

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 25, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the government and people of Madagascar as you celebrate your independence on June 26. This year’s anniversary carries special significance [...]

Madagascar National Day

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Jun 252014
 
Madagascar National Day

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 25, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the government and people of Madagascar as you celebrate your independence on June 26. This year’s anniversary carries special significance [...]

Jun 252014
 
Sudan: End Arbitrary Detention of Activists / Investigate Allegations of Torture, Abuse

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Sudanese government should immediately charge or release recently detained political activists, and investigate all allegations that they have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment, the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and REDRESS said today. Against a [...]

Jun 252014
 
Sudan: End Arbitrary Detention of Activists / Investigate Allegations of Torture, Abuse

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Sudanese government should immediately charge or release recently detained political activists, and investigate all allegations that they have been subjected to torture and ill-treatment, the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and REDRESS said today. Against a [...]

Jun 252014
 
THE POPE LAUNCHES A CAMPAIGN TO HELP AFRICAN ALBINOS

VATICAN, Holy See, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Pope Francis recorded his voice last 30 November, reading several passages from the book “Ombra Bianco” (“White Shadow”) by the Italian author Cristiano Gentile, which seeks to raise public awareness of the situation experienced by albinos in Africa: a population often rejected and repudiated. The [...]

Jun 252014
 
Djibouti invests to become education leader on horn of Africa

DJIBOUTI, Djibouti, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The University of Djibouti has implemented a sophisticated software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in countries on the horn of Africa. Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Djibouti e-campus was unveiled at a ceremony [...]

Jun 252014
 
African peace and security actors gathered to follow CMI-UNOWA training on Conflict Analysis for Mediation Strategy Design

DAKAR, Sénégal, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Peace and conflict resolution experts from West Africa and beyond are gathering in Saly, Senegal, for a one-week training from 23 to 29 June 2014 on Conflict Analysis for Mediation Strategy Design. The training is organised as part of a partnership between the Crisis Management Initiative [...]

Jun 252014
 
NUSOJ Condemns “Judicial Intimidation” as Somaliland Court Jails Two Journalists

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has strongly condemned the guilty verdict and the jail sentence by Somaliland court against journalists of Haatuf Media Network. Hargeisa Regional Court announced this morning that it found Yusuf Abdi Gabobe, chairman of Haatuf Media Network and Ahmed Ali [...]

Jun 252014
 
UN human rights expert on Sudan urges release of political detainees and respect for freedom of the press

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, at the end of his 5th mission to the Sudan, urged the Government to enable a conducive environment for national dialogue by releasing political detainees and respecting the freedom of [...]