May 122014
 
AU Chairperson : Statement on the Kidnapping of the Nigerian School Girls

Statement on the Kidnapping of the Nigerian School Girls from the Office of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson’s Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — We strongly condemn the horrific abduction of young girls from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Borno State [...]

May 122014
 
Norway welcomes ceasefire agreement in South Sudan

OSLO, Norway, May 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘The agreement signed yesterday by President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar could mark a turning point in the serious conflict in South Sudan. It is now essential that the parties to the conflict comply with the agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge [...]

May 122014
 
European Council conclusions on abductions in Nigeria

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, May 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions:   “The European Union is deeply concerned about the recent terrorist attacks in northern Nigeria and appalled by the suffering caused to the population.   The Council strongly condemns the indiscriminate killing of hundreds of civilians and the [...]

May 122014
 
U.S. Welcomes Agreement between President Kiir and Machar

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 9, 2014     Today’s agreement to immediately stop the fighting in South Sudan and to negotiate a transitional government could mark a breakthrough for the future of South Sudan. The hard journey on a long road [...]

May 122014
 
Fraud Warning and Fake Kimberley Process Certificates for Sierra Leone and Guinea

  Fraud Warning and Fake Kimberley Process Certificates for Sierra Leone and Guinea WASHINGTON, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 9, 2014     The Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising the [...]

May 122014
 
Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Morocco

  Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Morocco RABAT, Morocco, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today in Rabat: “It is a great pleasure to return to Morocco, home of many [...]

May 122014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Sudan

  Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Sudan to Conduct the First Review under the Staff-Monitored Program KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Edward Gemayel visited Khartoum during April 29-May 8, 2014 to conduct the first review under Sudan’s 2014 [...]

May 122014
 
Government Officials from East Africa discuss Risks to Public Finances in the Region

Government Officials from East Africa discuss Risks to Public Finances in the Region KAMPALA, Uganda, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Monetary Fund’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for East Africa (IMF- East AFRITAC) held a workshop on “Fiscal Risks: Identification, Reporting and Management” in Entebbe, Uganda during the period April 28 – [...]

May 122014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Policy Support Instrument for Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today the second review of Mozambique’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). In completing the review, the Board approved the modification of three assessment criteria, including two end-June 2014 assessment [...]

May 122014
 
Church leaders to take part in talks between South Sudan's Kiir and Machar

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Church leaders from South Sudan are arriving in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, all set to take part in the start of negotiations between South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar. The negotiations aim to find solutions for the world’s newest nation, reeling from [...]

May 122014
 
 Japan statement on the Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria

  Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria TOKYO, Japan, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Government of Japan is deeply shocked and enraged by the fact that more than 200 school girls were abducted in Borno State, the Federal Republic of [...]

May 122014
 
Speech by H.E. Li Keqiang at the AU Conference Center

Speech by H.E. Li Keqiang Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China At the AU Conference Center   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Speech by H.E. Li Keqiang Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China At the AU Conference Center   Addis [...]