May 252014
 
Benin : IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Benin and Approves US$16.4 Million Disbursement COTONOU, Benin, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review of Benin’s economic performance under a program supported by the Extended Credit Facility [...]

May 242014
 
Readout of the President's Call with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President Obama called South African President Jacob Zuma today to congratulate him on his re-election — the African National Congress’s fifth successful election in the post-Apartheid era. The presidents noted that they look forward to continuing to work together on bilateral and multilateral issues of importance, and [...]

May 242014
 
South Africa : CFP African Critical Inquiry Programme

AFRICAN CRITICAL INQUIRY PROGRAMME CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO ORGANIZE A WORKSHOP Closing Date: Friday 1 August 2014 (Apply as stated below) The African Critical Inquiry Programme invites proposals from scholars and/or practitioners in public cultural Institutions in South Africa to organize a workshop to take place in 2015. The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and [...]

May 232014
 

  South Sudan: MSF rapidly scales up response to contain cholera outbreak GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — More than 315 cholera cases have been recorded in South Sudan since the Ministry of Health (MoH) officially declared an outbreak in the capital, Juba, on 15 May 2014. In other locations around the [...]

May 232014
 
Security Council Presidential Statement on Somalia

  Security Council Presidential Statement on Somalia – 22 May 2014 NEW YORK, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “The Security Council welcomes the Secretary-General’s 3 April letter to the President of the Security Council (‘the letter’ — S/2014/243), identifying options for supporting the federal Government of Somalia to meet its obligations under the [...]

May 232014
 
UNODC and SADC confirm commitment to “Joint Regional Programme to Make the SADC Region Safer from Crime and Drugs”

UNODC and SADC confirm commitment to “Joint Regional Programme to Make the SADC Region Safer from Crime and Drugs” WINDHOEK, Namibia, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At a special high-level session of the Annual General Meeting of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) in Windhoek, Namibia, representatives from UNODC and [...]

May 232014
 
Switzerland and Ghana sign protocol to amend double taxation agreement

Switzerland and Ghana sign protocol to amend double taxation agreement BERN, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 22 May in Accra, Switzerland and Ghana signed a protocol amending the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (DTA) with respect to taxes on income, capital and capital gains. This protocol brings the administrative [...]

May 232014
 
Celebration of African Unity: IOM Music Video South Africa

Celebration of African Unity: IOM Launches Music Video to Promote Social Cohesion in South Africa GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Music and dance are among the ancient forms of art that have flourished for many centuries in Africa. Music entertains, educates, soothes and unites. We all have that one song that [...]

May 232014
 
IOM, Uganda Host Border Management Workshop

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM and the Government of Uganda have organized a two-day workshop in Kampala to discuss procedures, regulatory frameworks, systems and mechanisms for an improved border management system in Uganda. The workshop, which was part of a broader IOM border management project funded by the Government of [...]

May 232014
 
IOM Pilots Biometric Registration for Displaced People in South Sudan

  IOM Pilots Biometric Registration for Displaced People in South Sudan GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has completed a registration of a total of 28,968 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in two of South Sudan’s largest protection of civilian (PoC) sites in Juba – UN House and Tomping. Biometric technology [...]

May 232014
 
Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee adds Boko Haram

  SECURITY COUNCIL AL-QAIDA SANCTIONS COMMITTEE ADDS BOKO HARAM TO ITS SANCTIONS LIST NEW YORK, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 22 May 2014, the Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee approved the addition of Boko Haram to its list of individuals and entities subject to the targeted financial sanctions and the arms embargo [...]