Apr 292014
 
Statement by Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan / South Sudan aid chief calls for one month of tranquility

JUBA, South Sudan, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “I call on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to observe one month of tranquility this May; to stop the violence and to provide a safe environment for civilians caught by the conflict at this most crucial time of the year. I am [...]

Apr 292014
 
Southern Africa Finance Officials Workshop on Strengthening Cash Management

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center South (AFRITAC South) held a workshop on “Improving Cash Management in Developing Countries” in Mauritius, during April 21-25, 2014. Twenty eight officials from finance ministries and central banks representing twelve AFRITAC South member countries (Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, [...]

Apr 292014
 
AFRICAN HOME-GROWN SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS ACHIEVING POSITIVE POVERTY REDUCTION OUTCOMES

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African states are leading the way in developing “home-grown” social protection systems best-suited for their contexts (such as the widespread impact of HIV/Aids), which are not just reducing poverty, but also contributing to positive outcomes in education, health, food, security, nutrition and helping adolescents to make [...]

Apr 292014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Since violence erupted in South Sudan in mid December, more than 95,000 people have fled to Gambella, in neighbouring Ethiopia, where they arrive exhausted, sick and in desperate need of support. The Ethiopian Red Cross Society, the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red [...]

Apr 292014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In an ecumenical service organized by the Congolese churches and hosted by the Disciples of Christ parish in Lemba, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), shared reflections on the resurrection of Christ [...]

Apr 292014
 
IOM Condemns Attack on Relocation Convoy to Northern CAR

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has condemned in the strongest possible terms a grenade attack on a humanitarian convoy in Dissikou in the Central African Republic (CAR) that yesterday left two people dead and seven people injured. “It was with shock and outrage that I learned about the attack on [...]

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Apr 292014
 
Mass imposition of death penalty in Egypt outrageous: Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday strongly condemned the shocking imposition of the death penalty on 683 individuals in Egypt yesterday after mass trials that she said clearly breached international human rights law. “It is outrageous that for the second time in [...]

Apr 292014
 
Egypt – Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for death sentences to be reversed

BERLIN, Germany, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued a statement today (28 April) on the death sentences handed down to 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: The hundreds of death sentences handed down today go against everything that we understand by the principles of the rule of law. [...]

Apr 292014
 
Microsoft and UNEP's New Virtual World Plays Out Impact of Environmental Degradation and the Fate of the Planet / Open source technology allows scientists, for the first time, to simulate how all orga

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A cutting-edge technology, named Madingley, has been released by Microsoft Research and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) which could help scientists and policy makers answer key environmental questions. Microsoft’s Computational Science Lab and UNEP-WCMC, based in Cambridge UK, have developed the first [...]

Apr 292014
 
Kofi Annan and other Panel Members to launch 2014 Africa Progress Report – Grain, Fish, Money

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Thursday, May 8th 2014, the Africa Progress Panel (http://www.africaprogresspanel.org) will release its annual Africa Progress Report – Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s Green and Blue revolutions, at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/app.png Chaired by former UN Secretary-General, [...]