Apr 072014
 
FIRST AFRICAN MINISTERS OF HEALTH CONFERENCE JOINTLY CONVENED BY THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — INVITATION TO THE MEDIA When: 14 – 17 April 2014 Where: Luanda, Republic of Angola Who: African Union Commission (AUC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). OBJECTIVES : The key objective of the meeting is to provide an important forum for Member States, UN Agencies, [...]

Apr 072014
 
AU-IDEA-INEC sign a MOU for the deployment of the Electoral Risk Management Tool in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU), the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria, have on 3rd April 2014 formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the deployment and integration of the Electoral Risk Management (ERM) tool [...]

Apr 072014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of UNODC personnel

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the murder today of two UN consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The two international consultants were in Galkayo to support UNODC efforts in the region when they [...]

Apr 072014
 
APO Enhances Press Release Distribution Service Offerings via NASDAQ OMX's GlobeNewswire

DAKAR, Sénégal, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa, announces today that it has become an authorized agency client in Africa for NASDAQ OMX’s (http://www.nasdaqomx.com) GlobeNewswire (http://www.globenewswire.com), one of the world’s largest financial [...]

Apr 072014
 
Deepening crisis in the Central African Republic devastating people's ability to support themselves  / UN report says immediate support for food and livelihoods needed to meet “acute and complex eme

ROME, Italy, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The unprecedented crisis in the Central African Republic is devastating the economy and people’s ability to secure basic necessities, two United Nations food agencies said in an assessment report this week. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme [...]

Apr 072014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SITUATION IN GUINEA-BISSAU

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria): The members of the Security Council were briefed on 3 April 2014 by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on the situation in Guinea-Bissau. The members of the Security Council [...]

Apr 072014
 
The African Union High-Level Panel for Egypt undertakes a mission to Cairo

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of the implementation of its mandate, the African Union (AU) High-Level Panel for Egypt is undertaking a visit to Cairo from 6 to 9 April 2014. During this visit, which follows the missions undertaken from 27 July to 5 August 2013 and from [...]

Apr 072014
 
Obhrai Attends Commemoration of 20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide

OTTAWA, Canada, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, is visiting Kigali from April 6 to 8 to represent Canada at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and honouring its victims. “As we gather [...]

Apr 072014
 
The African Union welcomes the launching of the SPLM Intra-Party Dialogue Forum

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the launching, yesterday, in Addis Ababa, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn of Ethiopia, Chairperson of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) [...]

Apr 072014
 
Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the start of the genocide in Rwanda

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union joins the Republic of Rwanda and the people of Rwanda in solemn commemoration of the 20thanniversary of the genocide of 1994 and of the horror inflicted upon more than 800,000 defenceless men, women and children who perished in one of the [...]

Apr 072014
 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Twenty years after the beginning of the genocide in Rwanda, the horror has not diminished. As a former judge for over eight years on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), I am still haunted by the testimony I heard from victims and witnesses, of the [...]

Apr 072014
 
Statement at the End of an IMF Staff Visit to The Gambia

BANJUL, Gambia, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, visited Banjul during March 25 – April 4, 2014. The mission assessed the authorities’ progress in implementing policies during the first quarter of 2014 to bring their reform program back on track. The program [...]