Apr 302014
 
Egyptian Ambassador summoned to the Federal Foreign Office

BERLIN, Germany, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of Foreign Minister Steinmeier, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, his Excellency Mohamed Higazy, was summoned to the Federal Foreign Office today (29 April). The Foreign Minister’s Personal Representative for the Arab World, Ambassador Volkmar Wenzel, delivered to Ambassador Higazy the [...]

Apr 302014
 
Austrian Foreign Minister Kurz sharply criticises latest death sentences in Egypt / The principles of rule of law must be observed

VIENNA, Austria, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A criminal court in the Egyptian city of Minya sentenced 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, including their leader Mohammed Badie. In a separate trial, the judge confirmed 37 of the 529 death sentences passed in March on members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The [...]

Apr 302014
 
US response force praised by South Sudan ambassador following return to Djibouti

STUTTGART, Germany, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The East Africa Response Force (EARF) returned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 20 2014, following a four-month forward-deployment to secure U.S. Embassy-South Sudan. The EARF, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), flew into Juba, the capital, Dec. 18, 2013, following an outbreak [...]

Apr 302014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, AT DOCUMENT-HANDOVER CEREMONY, PLEDGES UNITED NATIONS AID, EXPERTISE TO RESTORE PEACE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the ceremony for handing over United Nations documents to the Central African Republic today: I am honoured to be here. The United Nations is working hard to help the suffering people of the Central African Republic. The Security [...]

Apr 302014
 
Canada Welcomes Formation of New Government in Madagascar

OTTAWA, Canada, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the formation of a new government in Madagascar and the progress made in following the road map for the restoration of democracy. [...]

Apr 302014
 
Ethiopia's Investments in Family Planning

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Anne C. Richard Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC April 23, 2014 Let me start by thanking you for organizing this event. And thank you for preparing this video. It is inspiring to see how enlightened [...]

Apr 302014
 
Press Release of the High-Level Retreat on 28-29 April 2014 in Durban, South Africa, on the theme Silencing Guns in Africa: Building a Roadmap to a Conflict-Free Continent

DURBAN, South Africa, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC) convened a High-Level Retreat on 28-29 April 2014 in Durban, South Africa, on the theme Silencing Guns in Africa: Building a Roadmap to a Conflict-Free Continent, with the intention of exploring concrete options towards silencing guns in Africa. The overarching [...]

Apr 302014
 
MINUSCA condemns attacks against civilians

BANGUI, Central African Republic, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 26 April, armed groups attacked the localities of Nanga-Boguila and Bodjomo, Prefecture of Ouham-Pende. This attack killed 22 people, including three staff members of the NGO Doctors without Borders (MSF), injured many others and destroyed many houses. On 28 April, a convoy of [...]

Apr 292014
 
UNHCR and IOM Announce a Writing Competition to Highlight the Positive Contributions of Refugees/Migrants in South Africa

PRETORIA, South-Africa, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To mark this year’s World Refugee Day the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), invites all young writers between the ages of 16 to 30, residing in South Africa, to enter a writing competition telling a refugee/migrant [...]

Apr 292014
 
Implementation Follow-Up Commission of the Doha Document discusses progress and challenges

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The eighth meeting of the Implementation and Follow-up Commission (IFC) of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) was held on 28 April in El Fasher, North Darfur. The commission discussed the progress made and the challenges faced since its last meeting which [...]

Apr 292014
 
Continental Conference on “Moving from Rhetoric to Action”

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In the AU year of Food Security and Agriculture, African farmers and civil society organizations have come together for a Continental Conference on “Moving from Rhetoric to Action” Journalists are invited to attend a press conference by African farmers and civil society organizations:   When: [...]