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Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy in Mozambique to continue support of the EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative

MAPUTO, Mozambique, April 23, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the recent changes to the energy sector in Mozambique, it is hardly surprising that His Excellency Minister Couto is the most sought after man in Southern Africa’s energy sector today. The transformation of the Ministry that is currently in the planning stages will change the […]

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Foundation for Human Rights Statement on Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of South Africa must realize its constitutional mandate to promote and protect the rights of all people living in South Africa and to uphold their dignity, regardless of their legal status. We therefore urgently call upon government, leadership and other key stakeholders including business […]

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Somalia / International partners welcome the formation of the Jubba regional assembly

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom welcome the formation of the Jubba regional assembly. We encourage further dialogue to ensure that all clans, communities and minority […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on xenophobic violence in South Africa

NEW YORK, April 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary- General condemns the wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa that has resulted in the deaths of at least seven people in the past few weeks. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims. The Secretary-General notes the actions and statements of […]

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UNMISS condemns fighting in Malakal

JUBA, South Sudan, April 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Mission in South Sudan is gravely concerned about the fighting in the Upper Nile state capital of Malakal that broke out in the evening of Tuesday, 21 April and continued into the early afternoon of today. The precise causes of the violence remain […]

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South Sudan: Fighting in Malakal town increases fear and tension in the civilian population in Upper Nile

JUBA, South Sudan, April 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fresh fighting that took place last night and this morning, April 22, 2015 in Malakal town between armed groups, has led to further displacement of about 900 people to the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site. Two people have died and an unknown number of people […]

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