Apr 292014
 
Older computer systems are not able to satisfy the demands of the "new" customer - Oracle

EL JADIDA, Morocco, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Businesses and governments can service the new generation of consumers only if they update their information technology systems. Speaking at the IDC Francophone Summit today, According to Alain Ozan, vice president, technology at Oracle (http://www.oracle.com), a dramatic transition is facing organizations as people are shopping, [...]

Apr 292014
 
Statement by the Press Secretary on Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States is deeply troubled by the continued use of mass trials and sentencing in Egypt, and particularly by today’s death sentence against 683 defendants. Today’s verdict, like the one last month, defies even the most basic standards of international justice. The Egyptian government has the [...]

Apr 292014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, ALARMED BY MASS DEATH SENTENCE, YOUTH MOVEMENT BAN IN EGYPT, STRESSES SECURITY IMPLICATIONS FOR ENTIRE REGION

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is alarmed by the news that another preliminary mass death sentence has been handed down today in Egypt, the first of which was on 24 March. Verdicts that clearly appear [...]

Apr 292014
 
Ethiopia jails nine journalists, renews crackdown on the press

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Ethiopian government’s arrests of nine journalists in one of the worst crackdowns against free expression in the country. “With the latest arrests, Ethiopian authorities are turning the peaceful exercise of free expression into a crime,” said CPJ [...]

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Apr 282014
 
New round of death sentences in Egypt

OSLO, Norway, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “It is shocking and unacceptable that an Egyptian court has once again pronounced a summary judgment – this time passing 683 death sentences. We are now witnessing a situation where Egyptian courts are seriously undermining the country’s reputation internationally,” commented Minister of Foreign Affairs B

Apr 282014
 
Switzerland and EU sign an agreement on participation in EUTM Mali

BERN, Switzerland, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, Switzerland and the European Union have signed an agreement on Switzerland’s participation in the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali). The agreement will enable Switzerland to support EUTM Mali with civilian expertise. The signing today of the agreement between Switzerland and the EU [...]

Apr 282014
 
Open Session of the PSC on ‘'Preliminary Discussion on Unconstitutional Changes of Government and Popular Uprisings in Africa''

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Journalists are invited to attend an open session of the Peace and Security Council (PSC), on ‘Unconstitutional Changes of Government and Popular Uprisings in Africa, Challenges and Lessons Learnt’, on Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 10:00 am, in the Mandela Hall at the AU New Conference [...]

Apr 282014
 
AS PLANS FOR OUGADOUGOU PLUS 10 GATHER PACE- AFRICAN MINISTERS MEET TO PREPARE POLICIES TO ENSURE EMPLOYMENT, POVERTY ERADICATION AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

WINDHOEK, Namibia, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In September 2014, Heads of State and Government of the African Union will meet at an extra ordinary session in Burkina Faso, to find ways to accelerate job creation on the continent, in particular for youth and women. Their meeting will take place ten years after [...]

Apr 282014
 

JUBA, South Sudan, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the unspeakable acts of violence in Bentiu, South Sudan, during and after a major battle on 15 April. Tens of thousands of people have had to flee to UNMISS camps for safety, where they now face life-threatening living conditions. Information [...]

Apr 282014
 
Somali Pirates Flee Captured Dhow as EU Naval Force Applies Pressure

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Saturday 26 April the master of a dhow spoke of his relief after 6 armed pirates, who had taken his vessel and crew hostage 14 days earlier, fled the scene after sightings of an EU Naval Force maritime patrol and reconnaissance (MPRA) aircraft. [...]

Apr 282014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sixteen civilians, including three national staff members with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), were killed during an armed robbery on MSF hospital grounds in the northern town of Boguila, in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday afternoon.   MSF strongly condemns the unprovoked killing [...]

Apr 282014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Each year, thousands of migrants pass through Niger. Many of them travelling this route are in dire need of assistance. In Agadez, a centre run by the Red Cross Society of Niger and supported by the ICRC provides aid to the most vulnerable among them.   [...]