May 172014
 
Boko Haram and U.S. Counterterrorism Assistance to Nigeria

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 14, 2014 “The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime, and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian Government to return these young women to their homes and to hold the [...]

May 162014
 
Sudan : Caitlin Hayden Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag statement

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Sentencing of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today in Sudan, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to be flogged for adultery and to be hanged to death for apostasy because she married a Christian man. We strongly condemn [...]

May 162014
 
Angola's Minister of Energy and Water visits Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 14-16 May, Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges is visiting Sweden with a delegation. The main focus of the visit is to promote a business exchange between Sweden and Angola. The visit is also a follow-up of of the visits to Angola [...]

May 162014
 
The First TICAD V Ministerial Meeting (Overview and Evaluation)

TOKYO, Japan, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Overview   (1) A total of approximately 800 participants, with representatives from 52 African countries including 20 foreign ministers, donor countries and Asian countries, international organizations and regional organizations, as well as representatives from civil society such as private sectors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), attended [...]

May 162014
 
Comoros : past mercenaries' impact on present human rights situation

  Comoros must address past mercenaries’ impact on present human rights situation – UN experts GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ending a nine-day official visit to Comoros today, the Working Group on the use of mercenaries called upon the Government to prioritize effective governance and respect for human rights in order [...]

May 162014
 
Central African Republic : Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools

Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in Central African Republic / FAO also providing longer-term assistance to rebuild livelihoods and increase resilience in conflict-stricken nation ROME, Italy, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families. [...]

May 162014
 
Ethiopians Abroad Rally to Help Compatriots Expelled from Saudi Arabia

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Ethiopian community in Finland has donated over EUR 7,700 towards IOM’s relief efforts to help destitute Ethiopians expelled from Saudi Arabia. The donation from the Finnish Ethiopian community follows similar initiatives by US-based Ethiopian associations and individuals who have also offered support for IOM’s humanitarian [...]

May 162014
 
Mali, Togo Share Good Practices on Diaspora Management

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Representatives of the Togolese Government have completed a three-day study visit to Mali to share information on good practices related to the management of diasporas. The visit, organized by IOM, was designed to share Mali’s experience in the management of its diaspora and to support Togolese [...]

May 162014
 
Landmark Diaspora Affairs Bureau Launched in Ghana

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has welcomed the launch of a newly created Diaspora Affairs Bureau within Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. This is a landmark achievement on the part of the Government of Ghana, which has formalized the engagement of the Ghanaian diaspora for effective migration [...]

May 162014
 
Central African Republic Pictures

The Central African Republic in Pictures is part of a series of posts of Africa in pictures on this website. All pictures are Creative Commons. You may also be interested in the book: Central African Republic in Pictures (Visual Geography (Twenty-First Century)) The Central African Republic  is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South [...]

May 162014
 
Book :  Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages

Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Publications in Language Use and Education  #6),  2014,  SIL International Publications    http://www.sil.org/resources/publications Available from Amazon: Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages (Sil International Publications in Language Use and Education) Editor: Michael Cahill Editor: Keren Rice Paperback: ISBN:  9781556713477 Pages: 275 Price: U.S. $ 44.95 Abstract: While investigating endangered languages, many researchers become interested [...]

May 162014
 
7th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the AUPSC and the EUPSC

7th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the African Union Peace and Security Council and the European Union Political and Security Committee, Brussels, 15 May 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 15 May 2014, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee [...]