Central African Republic: The painful taboo of rape

Central African Republic: The painful taboo of rape

BANGUI, Central African Republic, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Being raped can result in lifelong trauma for survivors of sexual assault. Having been ...

Ten young film crews. Ten inspiring climate films

Ten young film crews. Ten inspiring climate films

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Ten young film crews from ten different countries were chosen as winners in the Action4Climate documentary ...

Ask your questions LIVE to the Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank

Ask your questions LIVE to the Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The 9th edition of the African Economic Conference (http://www.afdb.org/en/aec-2014) will take place in ...

Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Both Sides of South Sudan Conflict

Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Both Sides of South Sudan Conflict

OTTAWA, Canada, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns the ongoing ...

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Sentence of Ethiopian Journalist

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Sentence of Ethiopian Journalist

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 30, 2014 The United States is deeply ...

SRSG Ibn Chambas deeply concerned about the situation in Burkina Faso

SRSG Ibn Chambas deeply concerned about the situation in Burkina Faso

DAKAR, Sénégal, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) is deeply concerned about the situation in Burkina Faso, ...

Press in Burkina Faso must be protected amid anti-government protests

Press in Burkina Faso must be protected amid anti-government protests

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that protesters stormed and looted the offices of Burkina ...

Central African Republic: The painful taboo of rape

BANGUI, Central African Republic, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Being raped can result in lifelong trauma for survivors of sexual assault. Having been brutally raped in front of one's children and fearing sexually transmitted diseases in the aftermath only adds to the psychological and physical impact of the assault. Sadly, living with such trauma is part of life for an unknown number ...

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Ten young film crews. Ten inspiring climate films

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Ten young film crews from ten different countries were chosen as winners in the Action4Climate documentary competition (http://www.connect4climate.org). Their outstanding and unique films inspire the world to take action on climate change. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/c4c.jpg “These talented young film ...

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Ask your questions LIVE to the Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The 9th edition of the African Economic Conference (http://www.afdb.org/en/aec-2014) will take place in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 1-3, 2014. The Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank will host an online press conference during the last day of the African Economic Conference. He will report on ...

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Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Both Sides of South Sudan Conflict

OTTAWA, Canada, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns the ongoing violence in South Sudan and is deeply concerned by its impact on the civilian population and on neighbouring countries. “We are extremely disturbed by UN reports describing gross violations of human rights by both parties to the ...

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U.S. Deeply Concerned by Sentence of Ethiopian Journalist

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 30, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by the October 27 sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesgen Desalegn to three years in prison for “provocation and dissemination of inaccurate information.” Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are fundamental ...

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SRSG Ibn Chambas deeply concerned about the situation in Burkina Faso

DAKAR, Sénégal, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) is deeply concerned about the situation in Burkina Faso, where violent incidents have occurred between security forces and demonstrators demanding the withdrawal of a bill on the revision of Article 37 of the Constitution. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Mohamed ...

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Press in Burkina Faso must be protected amid anti-government protests

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that protesters stormed and looted the offices of Burkina Faso's national broadcaster Radiodiffusion Television du Burkina in the capital, Ouagadougou, today. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest a constitutional amendment that would allow President Blaise Compaore ...

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Baird Calls for End to Violence in Burkina Faso

OTTAWA, Canada, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement expressing strong concern over the recent developments in Burkina Faso: “Canada is extremely concerned about the violence that has erupted today during demonstrations in various cities in Burkina Faso, particularly in the capital of Ouagadougou. “Canada calls upon all ...

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UK concerned by violence in Burkina Faso

LONDON, United-Kingdom, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The UK government supports a peaceful transition in Burkina Faso and calls on all sides to return to dialogue. Following the recent violence in Ouagadougou, the Minister for Africa Tobias Ellwood said: “We are deeply concerned by the violence which has taken place in Ouagadougou, seemingly as a result of government plans to amend ...

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The ministers of Central African countries are taking a decisive step toward the creation of a green economy, with a focus on the timber industry

KINSHASA, DRC, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The organizers of the Conference of Ministers of ECCAS (http://www.ceeac-eccas.org) on the Fund for the Green Economy in Central Africa and the structural transformation of the economy of natural resources announced today that the ministers from the region have adopted a text establishing the Fund for the Green Economy in Central Africa. ...

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