Aug 052014
 
UNMISS deplores killings of more humanitarian aid workers in Maban County

JUBA, South Sudan, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing by the so-called! Mabanese Defence Forces of at least five South Sudanese employees of humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) earlier today in and around Bunj, Maban County, in Upper Nile State. […]

Aug 052014
 
WHO Virtual Press Conference following the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee on Ebola Viral Disease

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO Virtual Press Conference WHAT: On 6-7 August, the World Health Organization (WHO)will convene an IHR Emergency Committee meeting in order to ascertain whether the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC) and, if it does, to recommend […]

Aug 052014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thousands of people displaced by violence in Bambari, in the east-central part of the Central African Republic, continue to live in conditions of great hardship. To help relieve the strain, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Central African Red Cross Society distributed […]

Aug 052014
 
Investment environment key to closing Africa's energy gap, says Standard Bank

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Standard Bank (http://www.standardbank.com), Africa’s largest lender by assets, and General Electric today reaffirmed their commitment to Africa at a power financing roundtable held in Washington DC. The partnership sees both parties aiming to bridge the power financing gap in Africa and forms part of the US […]

Aug 052014
 
IOM Facilitates Land Distribution for Displaced People in Kabo, Central African Republic

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –Local authorities in Kabo, Central African Republic (CAR) conducted a land distribution ceremony on 2nd August to grant 193 household plots to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and their families who fled the PK12 neighborhood in Bangui earlier this year. Community leaders drew numbers to randomly assign the […]

Aug 052014
 
Remarks With Tunisian Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi Before Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC August 4, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon. Very happy to welcome my friend, the foreign minister of Tunisia, Foreign Minister Hamdi. He and I have had long discussions already, and we agreed earlier in my visit to […]

Aug 052014
 
Africa: Remarks at the Civil Society Forum Global Town Hall

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Townhall John Kerry Secretary of State National Academy of Sciences Washington, DC August 4, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you, Linda, very, very much for opening this exciting beginning of a very exciting three days, and we’re really delighted to welcome everybody here. Thank […]

Aug 052014
 
Remarks With Burkina Faso President Blaise Campaore Before Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC August 4, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. My pleasure to welcome the president of Burkina Faso, President Campaore. And I’m very happy to welcome him here, but I must do so first by expressing our condolences […]

Aug 052014
 
Remarks With Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Before Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC August 4, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. It’s my great pleasure to welcome President Nkurunziza of Burundi, and I’m delighted to be able to have a chance to share some thoughts with him today. We – […]

Aug 052014
 
Remarks With Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente Before Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC August 4, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning. Again, it’s my distinct pleasure to welcome Vice President Vicente here to Washington and to tell him how much I appreciated my welcome when I was in Angola. We […]

Aug 052014
 
Remarks With Prime Minister of Libya Abdullah al-Thinni Before Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC August 4, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning. I’m very pleased to welcome the Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni here in Washington. This is a very critical time in Libya. We are very much encouraging all Libyans to […]