Jun 242014
 
Canada Welcomes Release of Christian Mother in Sudan

OTTAWA, Canada, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the release of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from a Sudanese prison. Ms. Meriam is a Christian mother who gave birth to her second child in prison after being sentenced to death for [...]

Jun 242014
 
Minister Fast Announces Export Development Canada to Expand Its Footprint into Africa / On-the-ground support in southern Africa will help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) boost their exports and create jobs and opportunities at hom

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Export Development Canada (EDC) will open its first African location next year in Johannesburg, South Africa. EDC selected Johannesburg because of its economic position as the financial gateway to southern Africa. The city is a [...]

Jun 242014
 
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on confirmation of death sentences and sentencing of journalists in Egypt

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by recent court decisions in Egypt, particularly the confirmation of death sentences for 183 people and the sentencing of journalists, including from Al Jazeera today, to lengthy jail terms. Proceedings that clearly appear not to meet basic fair trial standards, particularly [...]

Jun 242014
 
Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on confirmation of death sentences and sentencing of journalists in Egypt

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by recent court decisions in Egypt, particularly the confirmation of death sentences for 183 people and the sentencing of journalists, including from Al Jazeera today, to lengthy jail terms. Proceedings that clearly appear not to meet basic fair trial standards, particularly [...]

Jun 232014
 
UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement on new Interim South West Administration in Baidoa

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed the agreement today to establish a new interim regional administration in south west Somalia. Under the leadership of the Federal Government, supporters of two different state formation processes met in Mogadishu and agreed [...]

Jun 232014
 
Conviction of Al Jazeera Journalists

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 23, 2014 Today’s conviction and chilling, draconian sentences by the Cairo Criminal Court of three Al Jazeera journalists and fifteen others in a trial that lacked many fundamental norms of due process, is a deeply disturbing set-back [...]

Jun 232014
 
Pillay urges review of Egyptian laws and judicial procedures after latest "shocking" conviction of Al Jazeera journalists

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said she was “shocked and alarmed” by the verdicts and heavy jail sentences of between 7 and 10 years handed down to three Al Jazeera journalists on Monday, as well as 11 other defendants who were tried in [...]

Jun 232014
 
UN SECRETARY-GENERAL TO VISIT NAMIBIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA AND KENYA

PRETORIA, South-Africa, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is travelling to Windhoek, Namibia on 23 June 2014, before going to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the African Union Summit, and Nairobi, Kenya, for the closing session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. While in Namibia, the Secretary-General will meet with [...]

Jun 232014
 
Republic of South Africa receives UN Public Service Award / 19 Award winners from 14 countries will be honoured for their innovative projects in fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Public Service Forum, Public Service Day and the Public Service Awards Ceremony will honour the Gauteng Department of Education for its project for implementing innovative solutions to improve public service delivery for the promotion of sustainable development. The Forum and Awards Ceremony will [...]

Jun 232014
 
Canada Concerned with Verdict in Mohamed Fahmy Case

OTTAWA, Canada, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today released the following statement: “Canada is very disappointed with the verdict in the case of Mohamed Fahmy and is concerned that the judicial process that led to his verdict is inconsistent with Egypt’s democratic [...]

Jun 232014
 
Steinmeier at the event Germany and Tunisia

Speech by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the event “Germany and Tunisia” BERLIN, Germany, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Translation of advance text – Prime Minister Jomaa, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Ms Mohn, First of all I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and the Bertelsmann Foundation for receiving us [...]