Jun 132014
 
Middle East and North Africa Protection Framework for Trafficked Persons and Exploited Migrants

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM this week organized a regional dialogue in Jordan, hosted by the Jordanian government, entitled: “Creating a Middle East and North Africa Protection Framework for Trafficked Persons and Exploited Migrants: A Regional Dialogue on Sharing Promising Practices on Protection”. The three-day meeting, which ended yesterday at [...]

Jun 132014
 
IOM Relocates Displaced South Sudanese in Malakal, Appeals for Funding

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM in coordination with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is supporting the relocation of 2,500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the existing protection of civilians (PoC) site at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Malakal, Upper Nile State, to a new adjacent site that [...]

Jun 132014
 
FIGHTING HUNGER AWARDS CEREMONY 16 June 2014 / Chile, China and Morocco to receive recognition for achieving outstanding progress in fighting hunger

ROME, Italy, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Chile, China and Morocco are the latest in a growing list of countries to make great strides in combating undernourishment, such as the early achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG-1) – to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 – or the more [...]

Jun 132014
 
U.S. Condemns Sudanese Conviction and Continued Imprisonment of Meriam Ishag

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 12, 2014 The United States remains deeply concerned about the conviction and continued imprisonment of Ms. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag. Sudan’s journey has long been a struggle, and back when I was still a United States Senator, I [...]

Jun 132014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of a Mission to Burundi for the 2014 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Oral Williams, visited Bujumbura from June 2–13, 2014 for discussions under the IMF’s Article IV consultations and the fifth review of the government’s economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit [...]

Jun 132014
 
U.S. Foreign Policy in Somalia

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Wendy R. Sherman Under Secretary for Political Affairs United States Institute of Peace Washington, DC June 3, 2014 UNDER SECRETARY SHERMAN: Well, it’s really wonderful to be here, and I must say it’s great to see Kristin Lord who’s acting as president – she acts at [...]

Jun 122014
 
AUC – IGAD Joint Press Conference change of date

CHANGE OF DATE – INVITATION TO JOURNALISTS / AUC – IGAD Joint Press Conference on Early Action for the Horn of Africa Saturday 14th June 2014   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — This is to inform journalists that the invitation to a AUC-IGAD Joint Press Conference on Early Action for [...]

Jun 122014
 
FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition

  FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition at upcoming high-level international conference / Countries called to action at Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome in November ROME, Italy, June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger [...]

Jun 122014
 
Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO, calls for restoration of calm on the border between the DRC and Rwanda

Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO, calls for restoration of calm on the border between the DRC and Rwanda   KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) June 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Martin Kobler, head of MONUSCO, is concerned by the clashes which took place on 11 June between Congolese and Rwandan armed forces in [...]

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 [...]