Jul 022014
 
WHO Disease Outbreak News on Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

CONAKRY, Guinea, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Based on epidemiological analysis conducted by WHO, three major factors are contributing to patterns of transmission, which are currently responsible for the continuous propagation of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the sub-region. These factors include transmission of EVD in rural communities, facilitated by strong cultural practices [...]

Jul 022014
 
Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Lusaka, Zambia to Highlight Women's Empowerment

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa. Dr. Biden is joined by Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Dr. Biden’s trip to [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM Ethiopia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize Diaspora Mapping Seminar

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is holding a five-day seminar on diaspora mapping in Addis Ababa. For this first-of-its-kind seminar, IOM has invited specialists on labour migration and development to deepen the knowledge and sharpen the [...]

Jul 012014
 
Stern action called to address trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors in Mombasa

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Kenya police have been urged to enforce the anti-trafficking law to investigate and prosecute trafficking offenders in Mombasa County following high cases of gender based violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. These were some of key recommendations that emerged at the end of a [...]

Jul 012014
 
Zambia launches new tools to protect vulnerable migrants

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Zambia, in close cooperation with the UN country team, and with the support of the European Union and the IOM Development Fund, last week hosted the 4th National Symposium on Human Trafficking in Lusaka. The two-day meeting, which had the theme “Zambia@50: Protecting Migrants from Trafficking [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM condemns people smugglers who send migrants fleeing hardship to their deaths in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the Italian navy found some 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying up to 600 migrants between the Libyan coast and Sicily, the International Organization for Migration called upon European countries to provide additional resources for rescue operations in the Mediterranean. “It’s unacceptable that migrants [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM condemns people smugglers who send migrants fleeing hardship to their deaths in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the Italian navy found some 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying up to 600 migrants between the Libyan coast and Sicily, the International Organization for Migration called upon European countries to provide additional resources for rescue operations in the Mediterranean. “It’s unacceptable that migrants [...]

Jul 012014
 

JUBA, South Sudan, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Violence in hospitals and the destruction of medical facilities are denying medical services to many of South Sudan’s most vulnerable people, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today in a report, South Sudan Conflict: Violence Against Healthcare. Read the full report: South Sudan Conflict: [...]

Jul 012014
 
MADAGASCAR: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION ON THE PATH TO RECONCILIATION AND STABILITY

VATICAN, Holy See, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father Francis received in audience the president of the Republic of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for Relations with States. During [...]

Jul 012014
 
Mauritania's Presidential Election

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 30, 2014 The United States congratulates the people of Mauritania on the successful completion of peaceful and orderly presidential elections on June 21. We greatly value our long-standing friendship and partnership with Mauritania [...]

Burundi Independence Day

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Jul 012014
 
Burundi Independence Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Burundi on the 52nd anniversary of your independence on July 1. The United States and [...]