Jun 062014
 
Farmers' battle to cope with climate change could spark rural renewal / FAO publication highlights success stories in "climate-smart agriculture," stresses need to transition to new approach to food production

ROME, Italy, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Shifting world agriculture to a “climate-smart” approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent, argues a new FAO publication. On the one hand, the [...]

Jun 062014
 
Major Moves Within Mauritian Legal Market

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Breaking news in the Mauritian legal profession and the domestic business community is the strategic decision of a number of high profile and leading litigators and employment law practitioners to join ENSafrica (http://www.ensafrica.com), Africa’s largest law firm. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/ensafrica.jpg Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1154 (New team to join [...]

Jun 062014
 
IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 17.6 Million Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles

MAHE, Victoria, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday approved a three year SDR 11.445 million (about US$ 17.6 million, or 105 percent of Seychelles’ quota) arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for the Republic of Seychelles to support the authorities’ economic program. The [...]

Jun 062014
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho

MASERU, Lesotho, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 4, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho. 1 Since 2010, the economy has been performing well with growth of real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) averaging over 5 percent a year [...]

Jun 062014
 
Baird Strongly Condemns Boko Haram Attack in Northeastern Nigeria

OTTAWA, Canada, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Canada condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria, which has killed and injured scores of defenceless civilians, including women and children. “This was a cowardly attack carried out by the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has been unleashing unspeakable forms of violence [...]

Jun 052014
 
UK Foreign Secretary announces Nigeria ministerial meeting in London

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Nigerian Foreign Minister to attend meeting with neighbouring countries in London on 12 June to discuss tackling Boko Haram. The Foreign Secretary William Hague will host the London Ministerial on Security in Northern Nigeria on 12 June in the margins of the World Summit on Ending [...]

Jun 052014
 
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Election of a new President in Egypt

TOKYO, Japan, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Government of Japan regards the election of H.E. Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to the new President of Egypt by the result of the presidential election conducted from May 26 to 28, 2014, as an important step towards political normalization in Egypt based on the Road [...]

Jun 052014
 
Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Germany will support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram

BERLIN, Germany, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in light of the recent brutal attacks in Nigeria: We condemn the acts of terror committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria in the strongest possible terms. I have conveyed my deepest sympathy to my Nigerian colleague and those [...]

Jun 052014
 
Declaration on behalf of the European Union on the presidential elections in Egypt

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The holding of the presidential elections marks an important step in the implementation of the constitutional roadmap towards the transition to democracy in Egypt. The European Union expresses its willingness to work closely with the new authorities in Egypt in a constructive partnership with [...]

Jun 052014
 
‘All-out' war against Boko Haram may cause Boko Haram to transform into a more widespread threat to both security in Nigeria and security in Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The propensity for Boko Haram’s violence to be motivated by revenge, combined with the probable latent strike capability of the group in other parts of Nigeria and the wider region, could mean that an ‘all-out’ war against Boko Haram would result in terrorist (and other) violence [...]

Jun 052014
 
Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death sentence handed down to Meriam Yehya Ibrahim in the Sudan: Quash this inhuman death sentence!

BERLIN, Germany, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement this evening (4 June), after meeting with the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ali Karti: We also spoke about the case of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a young woman who has been condemned to death in the Sudan for abandoning the [...]

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 [...]