Jul 252014
 
Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi's visit to Egypt

TOKYO, Japan, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. On July 19, Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi visited Egypt and paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and held discussions with H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 2. [...]

Jul 252014
 
Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States is delighted that Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag is now safe and free and will soon be traveling to the United States. For months, Americans of all faiths kept Ms. Ishag in their thoughts and prayers as Sudanese authorities sentenced her to death for the [...]

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
 
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 [...]

Jul 252014
 
VATICAN / TELEGRAM FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE AIR CRASH OVER MALI

VATICAN, Holy See, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram on behalf of Pope Francis to Archbishop Ghaleb Moussa Abdalla Bader of Algiers, Algeria, in response to yesterday’s tragic accident involving an Air Algerie aircraft above Mali, which claimed many lives. “His Holiness Pope Francis [...]

Jul 252014
 
Joint statement by the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso,on the crash of the airliner in Mali

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On behalf of the European Union, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the Air Algérie flight that crashed in Mali. We also wish to express our sympathy and solidarity to the governments of all affected nations, [...]

Jul 252014
 
The African Union is encouraged by the successful conclusion of the first stage of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the successful conclusion of the first phase of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue, marked by the signing, today, in Algiers, by all the Parties involved in the negotiation process, of a Consensual [...]

Jul 252014
 
AUC Chairperson's Condolences following Algerian Airlines crash

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is most saddened by news of the Air Algerie crash flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algiers, in Algeria. With 116 passengers and crew members from Africa and other nationalities on board, the plane was reported [...]

Jul 252014
 
AU Commission Chairperson on official visit to Benin

COTONOU, Benin, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union Commission Chairperson H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has arrived in Cotonou, Benin at the invitation of the President Yayi Boni for an official visit from 24-27 July 2014, as well as to deliver a statement at a Ministerial Conference of Least Developed Countries on [...]

Jul 252014
 
Burundi Engages Diaspora in Development

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM is supporting the Government of Burundi in its efforts to increasingly engage with the Burundian diaspora in national development. A key initial IOM intervention is support for the Ministry of External Relations and International Cooperation in organizing the first Diaspora Week, which will take place [...]