May 192014
 
Africa: Briefing From Paris, France

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Special Briefing Wendy R. Sherman Under Secretary for Political Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Tina S. Kaidanow Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Paris, France May 17, 2014   MODERATOR: Well, thank you all for coming. It’s a great honor for us to have [...]

May 192014
 
UK Foreign Secretary : constructive regional summit on Boko Haram

UK Foreign Secretary welcomes constructive regional summit on Boko Haram LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary welcomes concrete agreements at Paris Summit on tackling Boko Haram and offers UK follow-up meeting.   The Foreign Secretary William Hague attended today the Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria. The summit, convened by [...]

May 192014
 
Sudan: Continued suspension of activities has severe humanitarian impact

Sudan: Continued suspension of activities has severe humanitarian impact GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regrets that it has not been allowed to resume its work in Sudan. The suspension of its activities for more than three months is having severe consequences for the [...]

May 182014
 
Conclusions of the Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria (17 May 2014)

PARIS, France, May 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria (17 May 2014)   CONCLUSIONS   The Heads of State of Benin, Cameroon, Chad, France, Niger and Nigeria, as well as representatives of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, participated on 17 May 2014 in a [...]

May 182014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The situation in north-eastern Nigeria is having a severe impact on neighbouring south-eastern Niger. Armed clashes are occurring in villages situated within hundreds of metres of the border. For the first time, clashes have pitted the Niger armed forces against armed men active in this part [...]

May 172014
 
Caitlin Hayden on the Terrorist Attacks in Nairobi, Kenya

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Terrorist Attacks in Nairobi, Kenya WASHINGTON, May 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States condemns today’s despicable terrorist attacks in the Gikoma market area of Nairobi, Kenya, that took the lives of many and injured dozens more. This is the latest in a series of [...]

May 172014
 
World Telecommunication and Information Society Award

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, President Park Geun-hye of Republic of Korea and entrepreneur Carlos Slim receive World Telecommunication and Information Society Award Broadband and ICTs for post-2015 Sustainable Development agenda GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ITU presented the World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to three eminent personalities: Mr Paul [...]

May 172014
 
UK Foreign Secretary condemns bomb attacks in Nairobi, Kenya

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary condemns attacks in Nairobi and offers his condolences to those affected.   The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said:   “I condemn in the strongest terms the attacks that took place earlier today in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. I offer my deepest condolences to the [...]

May 172014
 
Boko Haram and U.S. Counterterrorism Assistance to Nigeria

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 14, 2014 “The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime, and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian Government to return these young women to their homes and to hold the [...]

May 162014
 
Sudan : Caitlin Hayden Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag statement

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Sentencing of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today in Sudan, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to be flogged for adultery and to be hanged to death for apostasy because she married a Christian man. We strongly condemn [...]

May 162014
 
Angola's Minister of Energy and Water visits Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 14-16 May, Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges is visiting Sweden with a delegation. The main focus of the visit is to promote a business exchange between Sweden and Angola. The visit is also a follow-up of of the visits to Angola [...]

May 162014
 
The First TICAD V Ministerial Meeting (Overview and Evaluation)

TOKYO, Japan, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Overview   (1) A total of approximately 800 participants, with representatives from 52 African countries including 20 foreign ministers, donor countries and Asian countries, international organizations and regional organizations, as well as representatives from civil society such as private sectors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), attended [...]