Jul 262014
 
Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2014 South Sudan now faces the worst food security crisis in the world. Violence has forced over 1.5 million people from their homes since mid-December, while more than 50,000 children under the age of five are [...]

Jul 262014
 
The Special Envoy for the Sahel concludes her official tour in Europe

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Sahel, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, concluded today her first official tour in Europe. From 15 to 25 July 2014, the Special Envoy visited Brussels, London and Paris and met with officials of UK and [...]

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Jul 252014
 
Liberia National Day

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2014   On behalf of President Obama and all Americans, I congratulate the people of Liberia as you observe 167 years of independence on July 26. Liberia and the United States share a special bond dating [...]

Jul 252014
 
On Meriam Ishag and Family

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2014 Around the world, supporters of religious freedom celebrate the arrival of Meriam Ishag and her family in Rome. I am grateful to the Government of Italy for its role in working with the Government of [...]

Jul 252014
 
The United Nations welcomes the signing in Brazzaville of a commitment to peace in the Central African Republic

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily and Lt-General (rtd) Babacar Gaye, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, respectively for the Central African Region and for the Central African Republic, participated in the Forum on the inter-Central African National Reconciliation held in Brazzaville between [...]

Jul 252014
 
Death of British national in Air Algerie crash

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — It is with deep regret that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirms the death of a British man onboard Air Algerie flight AH 5107. We are providing consular support to his family at this tragic time, and we ask that the media respect the privacy of [...]

Jul 252014
 
Senator Meredith to Promote Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria

OTTAWA, Canada, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Senator Don Meredith, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will announce new funding for a project that aims to increase job opportunities and entrepreneurial capacities of youth in Nigeria. The announcement will take place during the national inaugural [...]

Jul 252014
 
UN says more support urgently needed to tackle growing food insecurity in the Sahel / Funding gap of $100 million is hampering fight against hunger in the Sahel

ROME, Italy, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations today called on the international donor community to renew a commitment to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Sahel by protecting and strengthening the resilience of the poor and very poor families in the region. Various factors, including the impacts of several [...]

Jul 252014
 
IOM staff released in South Darfur

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A staff member with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. Felix Ngoma, who was abducted in Nyala, South Darfur, on 6 July 2014, was freed today after 20 days in captivity. Mr. Ngoma, a Zambian national, appears to be unharmed and in good [...]

Jul 252014
 
THE POPE RECEIVES MERIAM, THE SUDANESE CHRISTIAN IMPRISONED FOR APOSTASY

VATICAN, Holy See, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Yesterday afternoon, at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Ms. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese Christian woman imprisoned and condemned to death for apostasy, and subsequently freed with the intervention of the international community. Meriam was accompanied by her [...]