Jul 212014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES IN SOUTH SUDAN UNDERMINES ‘INTENSE POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT' UNDER WAY TOWARDS RESUMED TALKS

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by today’s attack by SPLA [Sudan People's Liberation Army] in Opposition forces under the command of Riek Machar on Nassir, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. This is [...]

Jul 212014
 
FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic / Organization working to help prevent transmission of deadly virus from wildlife to humans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

ROME, Italy, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO warned today. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak [...]

Jul 212014
 
AUC Chairperson Expresses Condolences to victims of Malaysia Airlines crash and calls for full international investigation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed her condolences to the Governments and People of The Netherlands, Malaysia and other nationals killed in the Malaysia Airlines that crashed on 17 July 2014, while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala [...]

Jul 212014
 
UNMISS deplores attack on Nassir Town, Upper Nile State

JUBA, South Sudan, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is gravely concerned about an attack that took place today in Nassir Town, Upper Nile State. The attack was carried out by opposition forces comprised of a mixture of armed youths and defected SPLA soldiers (SPLA in Opposition) [...]

Jul 192014
 
Three humanitarian workers released in North Darfur

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, July 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Three Sudanese humanitarian workers abducted in Kutum, North Darfur, on 18 June 2014, were freed today in the same locality after 32 days in captivity. Mustafa Abdalla Adarge, working with UNICEF, and Mohamed Abu Elgassem and Ahmed Elsayed, working with the international NGO Goal, [...]

Jul 192014
 
Zone 9 Bloggers Charged by Ethiopian Court for Terrorism

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 18, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s July 18 decision to press charges against six bloggers and three independent journalists under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. We urge the Ethiopian government to ensure [...]

Jul 192014
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

MBABANE, Swaziland, July 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On July 15, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Swaziland and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.2 Swaziland’s economic performance has improved since the fiscal crisis of 2010–11, underpinned by the recovery of [...]

Jul 182014
 
Joint Statement on the Central African Republic by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, and European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kri

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — We are deeply concerned about reports of alarming levels of violence in Bambari and elsewhere in the Central African Republic, including several cases in which armed groups deliberately targeted camps sheltering people who have fled their homes. In one recent incident, armed groups attacked a religious [...]

Jul 182014
 
Suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation lifted

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FIFA has today, 18 July 2014, lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on 9 July 2014 on account of interference. FIFA has noted that the court proceedings and order preventing the president of the NFF, the NFF Executive Committee members [...]

Jul 182014
 
MISCA takes measures to facilitate the completion of the investigation into the Boali incidents of 24 March 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU) and Head of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, continues to closely monitor the evolution of the investigation being carried out [...]

Jul 182014
 
Minister Paradis Statement on Nelson Mandela International Day

OTTAWA, Canada, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, we commemorate and honour the memory of Nelson Mandela. His extraordinary legacy in dismantling apartheid and leading national reconciliation in South Africa as its first elected black president is a testament to the values of democracy, human rights and freedom that can endure despite oppression. [...]

Jul 182014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON LIBYA

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda): On 17 July, the members of the Security Council heard a briefing from Tarek Mitri, Special Representative of Secretary-General, about the situation in Libya. The members of the Security Council also [...]