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 [...]

Jul 182014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS SAID DJINNIT OF ALGERIA SPECIAL ENVOY FOR GREAT LAKES REGION

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Said Djinnit of Algeria as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region. He succeeds Mary Robinson of Ireland, who has accepted new responsibilities as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Change. Mr. Said Djinnit served [...]

Jul 182014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL JOINS GLOBAL COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES IN HONOUR OF NELSON MANDELA ON 18 JULY

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — General Assembly Meeting, Community Service to Mark Nelson Mandela International Day The United Nations General Assembly will mark Nelson Mandela International Day with an informal meeting on Friday, 18 July, honouring the South African leader’s contributions to democracy, racial justice and reconciliation. Speakers at the meeting [...]

Jul 182014
 
Media advisory “Town hall on Vision 2063”

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — AFRICAN UNION TOWN HALL MEETING TO ENGAGE THE DIASPORA MEDIA ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AU COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND 2063 AGENDA IN SIDELINES OF US-AFRICA SUMMIT INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHEN: 4th and 8th of August 2014 WHERE: The event will hold in two phases as [...]

Jul 182014
 
Ugandan Fishing Communities at High Risk of HIV / AIDS: IOM

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Uganda has launched a report: “HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices and Population Size Estimates of Fisher Folk in Six Districts in Uganda.” In Uganda, some 130,000 people live in fishing communities and estimates suggest that HIV infection rates in these communities are almost 3-4 times [...]

Jul 182014
 
Displaced People in Bangui Sites “Most Vulnerable”: IOM CAR Intention Return Survey

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM’s 6th return intention survey of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Bangui, Central African Republic indicates a continuing decrease in the number of people intending to return home and a continuing struggle to meet daily needs. The return intention survey was based on interviews with 601 [...]