Jul 242014
 
Address by Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification: Announcement of Funding to UNICEF for Humanitarian Assistance in Democratic Republic of the Congo

OTTAWA, Canada, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Check Against Delivery Good morning/afternoon. Thank you for joining us. We are here today to discuss a global initiative that came together under Canada’s leadership. In 2010, Canada hosted the G-8 where the Prime Minister launched the Muskoka Initiative. This initiative put maternal, newborn and child [...]

Jul 242014
 
SEK 1.35 billion to new Development Cooperation Strategy for Uganda

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government today adopted a new development cooperation strategy for Uganda for 2014-2018. Sweden’s total support is estimated at SEK 1.35 billion (approx. 200 MUSD). The aim is to improve child and maternal health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, sustainable growth and employment. The [...]

Jul 242014
 
AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS), led by H.E. Chairperson, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Sunday, 20 July 2014 in continuation of the fact finding work which African Head of State and Government tasked [...]

Jul 242014
 
Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Graduates Its First Class

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda (http://www.cmu.edu) is proud to announce that its first class in Africa graduated on 24 July, 2014. The ceremony, which took place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, awarded 22 students with master’s degrees in information technology (IT). Photo 1: [...]

Jul 242014
 
UK Minister for Africa welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds welcomes release of Meriam Ibrahim and calls on Government of Sudan to guarantee religious freedom for all. Commenting after Meriam Ibrahim, who had previously been sentenced to death for apostasy, boarded a plane leaving Sudan with her family, Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said: [...]

Jul 242014
 
Mr. Djinnit condemns the renewal of heinous attacks in Nigeria

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa and High Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Said Djinnit, strongly condemns the killing of civilians perpetrated over the week-end and yesterday reportedly by the Boko Haram group in the town of Damboa, in [...]

Jul 242014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON LIBYA'S ELECTIONS

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda): The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement of the final results of Libya’s parliamentary elections held on 25 June. They commended the Libyan people and the efforts of the [...]

Jul 242014
 
U.S. Condemns Bombings in Kaduna

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 23, 2014 The United States deplores today’s twin bombings in Kaduna, Nigeria, which targeted Shaykh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, one of the country’s most respected Muslim scholars, during the month of Ramadan. We are [...]

Jul 242014
 
Obhrai Statement on Ramadan Bombings in Nigeria

OTTAWA, Canada, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns in the strongest terms the two terrorist attacks in Nigeria’s Kaduna region, which killed at least 82 innocent victims. “These cowardly acts [...]

Jul 242014
 
Canada Providing Humanitarian Funding to Support UNICEF in Somalia / Canada's support is improving health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families in Somalia

OTTAWA, Canada, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood-Port Kells, announced humanitarian assistance funding to support the efforts of UNICEF in Somalia. The support will help improve the health, well-being and protection of [...]

Jul 242014
 
ETHIOPIA SETTING THE HIGHEST HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS BUT THE REST OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST SHOULDER THEIR SHARE OF THE BURDEN

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — John Ging, Operations Director for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says that more must be done to support the Government of Ethiopia in hosting the large influx of those fleeing violence and possible famine in South Sudan. 180,000 South Sudanese refugees have poured [...]