Jun 122014
 
UK / FCO concerned by sentencing of activists in Egypt

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Hugh Robertson concerned by sentencing of activists in Egypt and calls on Egyptian government to implement rights contained in the constitution. Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Hugh Robertson said: “I was very concerned to hear about the sentencing of Alaa Abdel Fattah and other [...]

Jun 122014
 
Swaziland: UN experts condemn continued detention and trial of human rights defenders

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of United Nations human rights experts today expressed serious concerns at the arrest, detention and prosecution of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and the editor-in-chief of The Nation magazine Bheki Makhubu in Swaziland. “We condemn the repeated arrests, detention and trial of Mr. Maseko [...]

Jun 122014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To counter growing food insecurity, the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross have provided food supplies for around 250,000 people since the beginning of the crisis. “The humanitarian situation is dire and could further deteriorate now that the rainy season has arrived. The rains disrupt [...]

Jun 122014
 
APO Media Award: WIN $500 a month for one year, one lap top, one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of your choice and more

DAKAR, Senegal, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward). The first-place winner will be presented with $500 a month [...]

Jun 122014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS MALI CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED 4 PEACEKEEPERS, VOWING ATTACK WILL NOT DIMINISH RESOLVE OF UNITED NATIONS

NEW YORK, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s car bomb attack on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali camp in Aguelhok, Mali, which killed four United Nations peacekeepers from [...]

Jun 122014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MSF has been providing medical aid to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia since January. Teams treat refugees when they arrive at transit centers and at Lietchuor camp. The organization set up an 85-bed hospital and a health center at Lietchuor and a 75-bed hospital at Itang. [...]

Jun 122014
 
Minister Fast Announces New Investment Agreement with Burkina Faso / By fostering the right conditions for Canadian businesses to succeed abroad, the Harper government is helping to create jobs and opportunities at home

OTTAWA, Canada, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Patiendé Arthur Kafando, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts, today announced the conclusion of negotiations toward a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA) between Canada and Burkina Faso. The announcement was made on the [...]

Jun 122014
 
The African Union appoints Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita as Special Envoy for Libya

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today announced the appointment of Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita of Djibouti as her Special Envoy for Libya. Mr Dileita served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Djibouti from 2001 to 2013 [...]

Jun 112014
 
Agreement on framework for political solution in South Sudan

OSLO, Norway, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘I am pleased that we can now see a positive development in South Sudan. IGAD and the parties deserve recognition for having taken an important step towards a peaceful solution to the conflict. The further negotiations will not be easy, and the parties must demonstrate that [...]

Jun 112014
 
Minister Joe Costello signs Double Taxation Agreement in Botswana

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD has signed a Double Taxation Agreement with Botswana to increase two-way trade and investment. Minister Costello said: “Double Taxation Agreements are a critical piece of fiscal infrastructure for developing trading and investment opportunities between countries. This agreement will [...]

Jun 112014
 
Experts meet to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An expert meeting started today at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance: An agenda for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Frame work. The meeting is a follow-up [...]

Jun 112014
 
Experts meet to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An expert meeting started today at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss Regional and National Statistical Capacities for Measuring Peace, Rule of Law and Governance: An agenda for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals Frame work. The meeting is a follow-up [...]