Apr 142014
 
The African Union welcomes the adoption of a resolution authorizing a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the adoption, by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on 10 April 2014, of resolution 2149 (2014) authorizing the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African [...]

Apr 142014
 
United Nations, United States and European Union call for immediate action on South Sudan

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The heads of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response today called for more support for the people of South [...]

Apr 142014
 
The African Union Launches Internet Exchange Point in Swaziland:  “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”

MBABANE, Swaziland, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 10th April 2014, the African Union Commission (AUC), through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of the Kingdom of Swaziland and Internet Society (ISOC) launched the Internet Exchange Point in Swaziland. The Internet Exchange Point in [...]

Apr 112014
 
African Union commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda genocide (1994-2014)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Musical theatre and choir, stories, video documentaries, religious services and prayers from different religious denominations based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were some of the activities that took place during the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide commemorated today, 11 April 2014 at the headquarters of [...]

Apr 112014
 
The Commission of the African Union signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UNESCO International Institute

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commission of the African Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) on Wednesday 9 April 2014, at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. Speaking during the signing ceremony, H.E. [...]

Apr 112014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MSF confirms that Daniel Njuguna was not an MSF member of staff. At the time he was taken captive, he was working as a driver’s helper for the transport company Shibli Enterprises Ltd, that was contracted to transport MSF supplies from Nairobi to Marere, Middle Juba, [...]

Apr 112014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Four months after the beginning of the conflict, humanitarian needs continue to increase in South Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced. Tens of thousands need medical care. With fighting continuing in several areas and the rainy season approaching, the ICRC is concerned. “We are [...]

Apr 112014
 
IOM Supports Cross Border Campaign to Eliminate Malaria in Southern Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Malaria is a major global public health problem affecting over 109 countries globally and ranked as the fifth cause of deaths among communicable diseases worldwide. Because of increasing internal and cross-border movements of people, Southern Africa is one of the world’s high-risk malaria zones. IOM will [...]

Apr 112014
 
USAID Donates Plastic Sheets as Rains Hit South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has received 4,000 plastic sheet tarpaulins from the USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan as the first heavy rains of the wet season hit overcrowded displacement camps. The tarpaulins will help some of the estimated 62,800 [...]

Apr 112014
 
Chadians Continue to Flee CAR, Often Destitute: IOM

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Since late December 2013 IOM has registered and tracked over 95,000 often destitute Chadian returnees, Central African nationals and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) arriving in Chad from the Central African Republic (CAR). At least 10,000 Chadians and other TCNs, including Malians and Sudanese, have fled [...]

Apr 112014
 
Press Statement of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 427th meeting on the incidents in Bangui on 29 March 2014 and the decision of the Republic of Chad to withdraw its c

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 427th meeting held on 9 April 2014, recalled the briefing made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security at its 426th meeting held on 7 April 2014. Council also took note of the [...]

Apr 112014
 
Press Statement of the The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 426th meeting on the human rights situation in Mali, during the period of the occupation of the three northern r

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 426th meeting held on 7 April 2014, was briefed by the Commissioner for Political Affairs of the AU on the human rights situation in Mali, during the period of the occupation of the [...]