Jun 052014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS ANTONIO VIGILANTE OF ITALY DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE WITHIN UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN LIBERIA

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Antonio Vigilante of Italy as his Deputy Special Representative for Recovery and Governance in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Mr. Vigilante will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme [...]

Jun 052014
 
FAO scaling up operations in South Sudan / Organization airdrops crop seeds to remote communities as rainy season gets fully under way

ROME, Italy, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FAO is scaling up its emergency response operations in South Sudan despite problems of access and insecurity in parts of the country. The Organization has extended its emergency response for an additional three months to reach conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders with vital emergency livelihood kits [...]

Jun 052014
 
AUC and Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) organize third Donors Collaboration Meeting for Regional Geothermal Programme and  Risk Mitigation Facility

REYKJAVÍK, Iceland, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union Commission Department of Infrastructure and Energy in collaboration with the Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) organised the third Donors Collaboration Meeting for the Regional Geothermal Programme (RGP) as well as Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) which is managed by AUC through the department of [...]

Jun 052014
 
Celebration of African Border Day / ‘'African States' commitment to transforming borders into “bridges” for cooperation, integration and socio-economic development''

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Journalists are invited to participate in the celebration of the African Border Day, on Friday, 06 June 2014, from 0900 -1230 Hrs, in the Plenary Hall of the Old Conference Building of the AU Headquarters. The Celebration of the Border Day aims at sensitizing all [...]

Jun 052014
 
AUC signs grant agreement with Reykjavik Geothermal

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC), through its Department of Infrastructure and Energy, and Reykjavik Geothermal ehf signed a grant agreement for financial support totaling USD 5,594,821 to drill two reservoir confirmation wells at the Reykjavík Geothermal ehf owned Corbetti geothermal prospect located in Ethiopia. The [...]

Jun 052014
 
COORDINATION MEEETING OF AU-RECS-AfDB-UNECA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The leadership of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are currently meeting today 4th June 2014 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to update on issues of crucial importance with regard to [...]

Jun 052014
 
Central African Republic: Let Muslims Seek Safety / Authorities, Peacekeepers Should Provide Security

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Government authorities in Central African Republic and international peacekeepers should allow Muslim residents to seek protection in neighboring countries, Human Rights Watch said today. Many Muslim residents living in a few heavily guarded areas endure unsustainable, life-threatening conditions and say they want to leave. The majority [...]

Jun 052014
 

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — GeoPoll (http://research.geopoll.com), the world’s largest real-time mobile survey platform, today launched its Audience Measurement Service, which offers the first ever daily TV ratings in several African markets. The launch of this service comes just in time for the FIFA World Cup, when GeoPoll will publish game [...]

Jun 052014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of its staff member Michael Greub. The 42-year-old Swiss national, head of the organization’s Misrata sub-delegation, was killed by armed men around midday today in the city of Sirte. “The [...]

Jun 042014
 
SRSG Djinnit meets with President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire

DAKAR, Senegal, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, met today in Abidjan with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara. Mr. Ouattara and Mr. Djinnit discussed the situation in West Africa and the various challenges to the security and [...]

Jun 042014
 
African Union Commission Consult with SADC Member States to discuss on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

GABORONE, Botswana, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The SADC Consultative meeting on CFTA/BIAT kicked off today. The meeting is organized by the AUC in collaboration with SADC Secretariat and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The objectives of the two days meeting is to facilitate consultations and dialogue between SADC Member states [...]

Jun 042014
 
Canada / Statement on Egyptian Election Results

OTTAWA, Canada, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement on the release of the official results of Egypt’s presidential election, which confirmed Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as president-elect: “We congratulate President-elect el-Sisi on the results of the election. As we all know, difficult challenges face the [...]