Jul 282014
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirotaka Ishihara's Visit to Mozambique, Guinea and Burkina Faso

TOKYO, Japan, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirotaka Ishihara is scheduled to visit Mozambique, Guinea and Burkina Faso from June 25 to July 4. 2. In Mozambique, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishihara will make a statement on behalf of the Government of Japan at a high-level session of the [...]

Jul 282014
IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Congo

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On July 21, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Republic of Congo.1 Recent economic developments in the Republic of Congo have been favorable. Growth in the last 5 years has averaged about [...]

Jul 282014
Worldwide sanctions imposed on players from Ghana, Malta

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FIFA can today confirm the extension of sanctions imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the Italian Football Association (FIGC) in relation to match manipulation. On 28 May 2014, CAS banned Maltese player Kevin Sammut from all football-related activities for a period of [...]

Jul 282014
Letter from the President -- War Powers Resolution Letter Regarding Libya

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE July 27, 2014 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) As I most recently reported on June 12, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have been in [...]

Jul 282014
NUSOJ Condemns new wave of Journalists' Arrests in Somaliland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today accused the Somaliland authorities of waging a renewed campaign of intimidation against media after the police arrested two journalists. On Sunday, 27 July 2014, journalist Ahmed Adan Robleh, editor of Baligubadle Online Media (http://baligubadlemedia.com/) was arrested after officers [...]

Jul 282014

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Arnauld Antoine Akodjènou of Benin as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Mr. Akodjènou succeeds Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal, who has been appointed as the Special Representative [...]

Jul 282014
UN Special Representative for Somalia on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, extended his heartfelt greetings to all Somali people as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. “As Somalia celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr I wish all Somalis and their families Eid Mubarak. Today is a time to celebrate the completion of [...]

Jul 272014
Canada announces support to create jobs and opportunities in Nigeria / Canada supports Nigeria's efforts to promote youth entrepreneurship

OTTAWA, Canada, July 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Senator Don Meredith, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canadian support for a new project to help increase job opportunities and promote entrepreneurship among young people in Nigeria. Senator Meredith made the announcement in an address [...]

Jul 262014
Remarks With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt July 25, 2014 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via interpreter.) Good evening. You know that Egypt is – the serious military escalation in Gaza and what the Palestinian people have been exposed to in terms of destruction – broad destruction and [...]

Jul 262014
U.S. Applauds Signing of Roadmap for Mali Peace Talks

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 25, 2014 The United States applauds the agreement reached in Algiers on July 24 establishing a road map for talks between northern groups and the Government of Mali. We commend the Governments of [...]