Jun 232014
 
Pillay urges review of Egyptian laws and judicial procedures after latest "shocking" conviction of Al Jazeera journalists

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said she was “shocked and alarmed” by the verdicts and heavy jail sentences of between 7 and 10 years handed down to three Al Jazeera journalists on Monday, as well as 11 other defendants who were tried in [...]

Jun 232014
 
UN SECRETARY-GENERAL TO VISIT NAMIBIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA AND KENYA

PRETORIA, South-Africa, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is travelling to Windhoek, Namibia on 23 June 2014, before going to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the African Union Summit, and Nairobi, Kenya, for the closing session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. While in Namibia, the Secretary-General will meet with [...]

Jun 232014
 
Republic of South Africa receives UN Public Service Award / 19 Award winners from 14 countries will be honoured for their innovative projects in fighting poverty and promoting sustainable development

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Public Service Forum, Public Service Day and the Public Service Awards Ceremony will honour the Gauteng Department of Education for its project for implementing innovative solutions to improve public service delivery for the promotion of sustainable development. The Forum and Awards Ceremony will [...]

Jun 232014
 
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

CONAKRY, Guinea, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Disease Outbreak News Guinea Between 16 and 18 June 2014, a total of 3 new cases and 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (3 cases and 0 death), Telimele (0 case and 2 deaths), and Boffa (0 cases and 1 death). This brings the cumulative number [...]

Jun 232014
 
Canada Concerned with Verdict in Mohamed Fahmy Case

OTTAWA, Canada, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today released the following statement: “Canada is very disappointed with the verdict in the case of Mohamed Fahmy and is concerned that the judicial process that led to his verdict is inconsistent with Egypt’s democratic [...]

Jun 232014
 
Steinmeier at the event Germany and Tunisia

Speech by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the event “Germany and Tunisia” BERLIN, Germany, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Translation of advance text — Prime Minister Jomaa, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Ms Mohn, First of all I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and the Bertelsmann Foundation for receiving us [...]

Jun 232014
 
Opening Remarks: The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley U.S. Ambassador to Malta Valletta, Malta June 20, 2014 Thank you, Minister Vella. It’s wonderful to be here today in the beautiful city of Valletta to celebrate the historic opening of the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law. Malta provides an [...]

Jun 232014
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 18, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Zimbabwe. In July 2013, Zimbabwe held its first general elections under the new constitution approved by referendum in March 2013 and ended the four-year coalition government. The [...]

Jun 232014
 
UK Foreign Secretary appalled by verdicts on journalists in Egypt

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary appalled by an Egyptian court returning guilty verdicts against Egyptian and international journalists. Reacting to the verdict, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am appalled by the guilty verdicts handed down today against Egyptian and international journalists in Egypt. Amongst those found guilty were [...]

Jun 232014
 
TV viewing breaks records in first FIFA World Cup matches

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Television coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ broke a whole host of viewing records during the first round of group matches in Brazil, highlighting the growing popularity of the competition and football around the world. Opening matches set new audience highs for 2014 all over [...]

Jun 232014
 
Remarks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry After Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Cairo, Egypt June 22, 2014 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via interpreter) I would like to welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in his current visit to Cairo. And this visit (inaudible) time. Egypt is taking steady steps to (inaudible) the implementation [...]

Jun 232014
 
Minister Fast Meets with Canadian Delegates Joining Him on Trade Mission to Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, meets with 26 delegates from 19 organizations accompanying him on a Canadian trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania from June 22 to 27, 2014. The trade mission is focused on the extractive (mining, oil and gas) and [...]