Jun 132014
 
FIGHTING HUNGER AWARDS CEREMONY 16 June 2014 / Chile, China and Morocco to receive recognition for achieving outstanding progress in fighting hunger

ROME, Italy, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Chile, China and Morocco are the latest in a growing list of countries to make great strides in combating undernourishment, such as the early achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG-1) – to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 – or the more [...]

Jun 132014
 
U.S. Condemns Sudanese Conviction and Continued Imprisonment of Meriam Ishag

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 12, 2014 The United States remains deeply concerned about the conviction and continued imprisonment of Ms. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag. Sudan’s journey has long been a struggle, and back when I was still a United States Senator, I [...]

Jun 132014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of a Mission to Burundi for the 2014 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Oral Williams, visited Bujumbura from June 2–13, 2014 for discussions under the IMF’s Article IV consultations and the fifth review of the government’s economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit [...]

Jun 132014
 
U.S. Foreign Policy in Somalia

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Wendy R. Sherman Under Secretary for Political Affairs United States Institute of Peace Washington, DC June 3, 2014 UNDER SECRETARY SHERMAN: Well, it’s really wonderful to be here, and I must say it’s great to see Kristin Lord who’s acting as president – she acts at [...]

Jun 122014
 
FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition

  FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition at upcoming high-level international conference / Countries called to action at Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome in November ROME, Italy, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger [...]

Jun 122014
 
Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO, calls for restoration of calm on the border between the DRC and Rwanda

Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO, calls for restoration of calm on the border between the DRC and Rwanda   KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO, is concerned by the clashes which took place on 11 June between Congolese and Rwandan armed forces in [...]

Jun 122014
 
UK / FCO concerned by sentencing of activists in Egypt

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Hugh Robertson concerned by sentencing of activists in Egypt and calls on Egyptian government to implement rights contained in the constitution. Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Hugh Robertson said: “I was very concerned to hear about the sentencing of Alaa Abdel Fattah and other [...]

Jun 122014
 
Swaziland: UN experts condemn continued detention and trial of human rights defenders

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of United Nations human rights experts today expressed serious concerns at the arrest, detention and prosecution of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and the editor-in-chief of The Nation magazine Bheki Makhubu in Swaziland. “We condemn the repeated arrests, detention and trial of Mr. Maseko [...]

Jun 122014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To counter growing food insecurity, the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross have provided food supplies for around 250,000 people since the beginning of the crisis. “The humanitarian situation is dire and could further deteriorate now that the rainy season has arrived. The rains disrupt [...]

Jun 122014
 
APO Media Award: WIN $500 a month for one year, one lap top, one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of your choice and more

DAKAR, Senegal, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward). The first-place winner will be presented with $500 a month [...]

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 [...]