Jun 092014
 
Launch of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to be held 19-21 November in Rome to address hunger and malnutrition

ROME, Italy, June 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — PRESS CONFERENCE 12 June 2014 Figures paint a stark picture: 842 million people undernourished; about 45 percent of 6.9 million child deaths linked to malnutrition, obesity on the rise in many countries. Despite great strides made in some countries since the first international conference on nutrition [...]

Jun 092014
 
Condolence message : Ma Epainette Mbeki

Condolence Message on the Death of the Mother of Former President Thabo Mbeki ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed her condolence to the Mbeki family following the death of Ma Epainette Mbeki,a South African liberation icon and [...]

Jun 092014
 
Somalia release of MV Albedo hostages

UN Envoy for Somalia welcomes release of hostages, calls for all remaining captives to be released MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay welcomed the release today of 11 crew members of the ship MV Albedo, held hostage since November 2010, [...]

Jun 072014
 
WHO Disease Outbreak News on Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO Disease Outbreak News on Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update Guinea Between 2 and 3 June 2014, 11 new cases (8 confirmed, 1 probable and 2 suspected) and 3 new deaths were reported from Conakry (7 new cases and 1 death), Gueckedou (2 new [...]

Jun 072014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the cholera outbreak enters its fourth week in Juba, the South Sudanese capital, 29 people have lost their lives and 1,306 people have been treated for the disease. The medical humanitarian aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is running three cholera treatment centres (CTCs) and [...]

Jun 072014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth ECF Review for Côte d'Ivoire, Approves US$ 75 Million Disbursement

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, June 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth review of Côte d’Ivoire’s performance under an economic program supported by a three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s decision, which was taken without a formal meeting,1 enables the immediate disbursement [...]

Jun 062014
 
The African Union celebrates the 4th African Border Day (Newly Adopted Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation Introduced)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Border Programme (AUBP) today celebrated the African Border Day at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. AU Member States, representatives of the European Union, members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Experts on border issues and [...]

Jun 062014
 
Presidential elections in Egypt

BERLIN, Germany, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Federal Foreign Office spokesman issued the following statement on the results of the Egyptian presidential election: We have taken note of the results of the presidential election in Egypt, which was won by Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. Germany and Egypt have traditionally enjoyed good relations and [...]

Jun 062014
 
AMISOM hands over four wells to Banadir administration, Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), through its Humanitarian Liaison Unit, today handed over four water wells to the Banadir Administration in Mogadishu. The four wells located in Hamarweyne, Dharkenly, Wadajir and Hamaarjajab, will benefit over 260,000 households. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), [...]

Jun 062014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Byung Jang visited Lusaka during May 27–June 6 to review economic developments and discuss the macroeconomic framework with the Zambian authorities. The mission met with Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, Bank of Zambia Governor Michael Gondwe, and other senior [...]