May 272014
 
Norway condemns terrorist attack on parliament in Mogadishu

  Norway condemns terrorist attack on parliament in Mogadishu OSLO, Norway, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende condemns the attack on the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu on 24 May in the strongest terms.   Reports indicate that some of the parliamentarians were injured, and several police officers and [...]

May 262014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fifty people detained in connection with recent clashes in Kidal have been visited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The detainees, 32 of whom are being held by the High Council for the Unity of Azawad and the 18 others by the National [...]

May 262014
 
Cholera South Sudan / UN Technical Brief

South Sudan / UN Technical Brief on Cholera Response JUBA, South Sudan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Country Team cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to a technical press briefing on the cholera response in South Sudan. The briefing will be moderated by the UN Mission in [...]

May 262014
 
Darfur : UNAMID Head visits Geneva

  UNAMID Head visits Geneva, calls for cooperation to advance human rights in Darfur EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur and Chief mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded a two-day visit to Geneva on 23 May, where he held several meetings at [...]

May 262014
 
Malawi post-elections: AUC Chairperson calls for calm

Malawi post-elections: AUC Chairperson calls for calm as the Malawi Electoral Commission completes its job ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is closely following the post-election situation in Malawi and the growing anxiety over the operational challenges in the [...]

May 262014
 
AUC CELEBRATES MAY 25: AFRICA DAY

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC) today, Sunday 25 May, 2014 celebrated Africa Day. The ceremony, held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, included a variety of activities marking the year-long closing events of the 50th OAU/AU anniversary. Events included sports tournaments, a marathon [...]

May 262014
 
Malawi : Deepak Obhrai statement

  Statement by Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai on the Situation in Malawi OTTAWA, Canada, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada is concerned by the electoral situation currently unfolding in Malawi and urges all parties to [...]

May 262014
 
Djibouti : AU strongly condemns terrorist attack

  The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attack of 24 may 2014 in Djibouti: The AU calls for the strengthening of intra-African cooperation in the fight against the scourge of terrorism ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma, [...]

May 262014
 
Thousands celebrate Africa Day in Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, and Ambassador Anas Khales of the Kingdom of Morocco today welcomed thousands of people to a free family fun day in Farmleigh Estate in Dublin for Ireland’s seventh celebration of Africa Day.   Families and music fans enjoyed [...]

May 262014
 
AU and partners conclude a joint SSR assessment of the Central African Republic

AU and partners conclude a joint SSR assessment of the Central African Republic BANGUI, Central African Republic, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) and partners have concluded a one (1) week assessment of the security sector in the Central African Republic (CAR). The assessment mission was led by the Special [...]

May 262014
 
Attack on Somali Federal Parliament

NEW YORK, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General   The Secretary-General condemns the attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on Somalia’s Federal Parliament on 24 May 2014. There can be no justification for such attacks.   The Secretary-General conveys his solidarity and support for the men [...]

Limerick Africa Day 2014

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May 262014
 
Limerick  Africa Day 2014

Minister Costello: Limerick playing a key role in marking Africa Day 2014 DUBLIN, Ireland, May 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, today congratulated Limerick City and County Council for its work in celebrating Africa Day 2014.   Over the past week the Limerick City and County Council [...]