Malawi’s National Day

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Jul 032014
 
Malawi's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 3, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Malawi as they celebrate a half century of independence on July 6. This year also marks 20 years of multiparty democracy [...]

Jul 032014
 
New Operation Commander for EU Naval Force Somalia appointed

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Political and Security Committee today appointed a new Operation Commander for the EU Naval Force Somalia – EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA , which aims to prevent piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia and in the Indian Ocean. Major General Martin Smith [...]

Jul 032014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of Somali MP

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the murder of Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, killed in Mogadishu today and expressed his deep concern regarding recent attacks in the city claimed by Al-Shabaab since the [...]

Jul 032014
 
UN Human Rights Committee to review: Chile, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Malawi and Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by states, is meeting in Geneva from 7 to 25 July. The Committee will review these countries on the following dates: Chile (7-8 July); Georgia (10-11 July); Ireland [...]

Jul 032014
 
U.S. Army Africa / 16 countries train, familiarize, partner during WA14

VICENZE, Italy, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise Western Accord 14 to enhance ECOWAS’ ability to provide mission command capability to support regional peace operations. Training focused on developing the ability to plan, [...]

Jul 032014
 
Convening of the First Meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Establishment of the African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The first meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee on the Establishment of the African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) was held at the African Union (AU) Headquarters, Addis Ababa, on 2 July 2014. The meeting was organized in implementation of the Algiers Declaration on the Establishment [...]

Jul 032014
 
CONCERTED INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS NEEDED TO AVERT CRISIS IN SOMALIA AND YEMEN, SAY UN EMERGENCY DIRECTORS

NEW YORK, July 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — John Ging, Operations Director for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and Ted Chaiban, Emergency Director of UNICEF, told media after a week-long mission to Somalia and Yemen that urgent action is needed to prevent worsening in crises in both of these fragile contexts, [...]

Jul 022014
 
ONE applauds AU Malabo Declaration's re-commitment to agriculture transformation

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ONE.org (http://www.one.org) applauded African Union leaders today for solidifying their commitment to transforming Africa’s agriculture sector by improving upon the 2003 Maputo Declaration, under which they committed to spending at least 10% of their national budgets on agriculture. Photo ‘Jakaya Kikwete petition delivery': http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1210 Photo ‘John [...]

Jul 022014
 
Deputy Minister Pistelli's mission to the Horn of Africa. Visit to Eritrea

ROME, Italy, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “It’s time for a new start”. This was Deputy Minister Pistelli’s comment during his visit to Asmara – the first visit to Eritrea by a member of the government since 1997, with the mission by the President of the Republic at that time, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. [...]

Jul 022014
 
The Special Envoy for the Sahel concludes her official visit in Mali

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of her first tour in the region of the Sahel, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Sahel, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, concluded today her first visit to Mali. Mrs. Guebre Selassie, who took function as Special Envoy for [...]

Jul 022014
 
World Business Leaders Gather in Nigeria for Bayelsa Investment and Business Forum

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Bayelsa State Government of Nigeria (http://www.bayelsa.gov.ng) says it has concluded arrangements to host global business leaders between 16th and 18th July, 2014, at its maiden investment and economic forum with the theme ‘Unlocking Bayelsa State’s Economic Potentials’. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/bayelsa.png Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1205 (Barrister Kemela Okara, [...]

Jul 022014
 
World Business Leaders Gather in Nigeria for Bayelsa Investment and Business Forum

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Bayelsa State Government of Nigeria (http://www.bayelsa.gov.ng) says it has concluded arrangements to host global business leaders between 16th and 18th July, 2014, at its maiden investment and economic forum with the theme ‘Unlocking Bayelsa State’s Economic Potentials’. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/bayelsa.png Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1205 (Barrister Kemela Okara, [...]