“By Africa, for Africa?” Industrialisation and Integration for Inclusive Growth14TH International Economic Forum on Africa 6 October 2014 – OECD Conference Centre

“By Africa, for Africa?” Industrialisation and Integration for Inclusive Growth14TH International Economic Forum on Africa 6 October 2014 – OECD Conference Centre

PARIS, France, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Reaching an average growth rate of about 4% in 2013, compared to the 3% growth of the global economy, Africa ...

First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. ...

Africa / New ambassadors of Switzerland

Africa / New ambassadors of Switzerland

BERN, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A number of staff changes have been announced for several Swiss representations abroad and at the head ...

EU EOM deployed in Tunisia

EU EOM deployed in Tunisia

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In response to an invitation by the Tunisian authorities, the European Union has deployed its ...

Mali National Day Message

Mali National Day Message

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 19, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and ...

Foreign Minister Steinmeier: We mustn’t leave the people of West Africa on their own! / Federal Foreign Office provides another five million euros for the fight against Ebola

Foreign Minister Steinmeier: We mustn’t leave the people of West Africa on their own! / Federal Foreign Office provides another five million euros for the fight against Ebola

BERLIN, Germany, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has decided to increase Federal Foreign Office aid for the ...

Human rights mission to Zambia seeks to make progress on cases

Human rights mission to Zambia seeks to make progress on cases

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An on-site mission to Zambia on 22-25 September led by the President of IPU´s Committee on the Human ...

“By Africa, for Africa?” Industrialisation and Integration for Inclusive Growth14TH International Economic Forum on Africa 6 October 2014 – OECD Conference Centre

PARIS, France, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Reaching an average growth rate of about 4% in 2013, compared to the 3% growth of the global economy, Africa proved again its dynamism and resilience to regional and international turmoil. Africa´s average growth is projected to accelerate to close to 5% in 2014 and 5%-6% in 2015, particularly enhanced by the vitality of West and East ...

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First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. The cargo included a heavy duty ...

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Africa / New ambassadors of Switzerland

BERN, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A number of staff changes have been announced for several Swiss representations abroad and at the head office of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will take place in 2015 as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the Federal Council. The appointment of heads of mission becomes ...

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EU EOM deployed in Tunisia

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In response to an invitation by the Tunisian authorities, the European Union has deployed its Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the upcoming elections in Tunisia. Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, appointed as Chief ...

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Mali National Day Message

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 19, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send our best wishes to the people of Mali as you celebrate your Independence Day on September 22. The United States commends the Malian people for your peaceful return to democracy ...

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier: We mustn’t leave the people of West Africa on their own! / Federal Foreign Office provides another five million euros for the fight against Ebola

BERLIN, Germany, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has decided to increase Federal Foreign Office aid for the countries affected by the Ebola virus by another five million euros. He issued the following statement in Berlin on 18 September: The situation in the countries affected by Ebola is dramatic. The Ebola virus is spreading even further in ...

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Human rights mission to Zambia seeks to make progress on cases

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An on-site mission to Zambia on 22-25 September led by the President of IPU´s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians Juan Pablo Letelier will complete investigations on 18 cases involving opposition members of the National Assembly. The cases followed the rise to power of the Patriotic Front in 2011. IPU is concerned by ...

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IOM South Sudan Bentiu Medical Clinic Opens Amid Flooding

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An IOM health clinic built in August and now fully operational is making a huge difference for the 47,000 displaced Sudanese by the fighting who have found refuge in the UN compound of Bentiu in South Sudan. The maternity unit is of particular value as the continuous flooding increases the likelihood of waterborne diseases for new ...

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World Must Vigorously Pursue Criminal Gangs Who Doomed Hundreds of Migrants in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- News of up to 500 seaborne migrants being tossed to their doom near Malta — deliberately, according to eyewitness accounts — is merely the latest chapter in a horrible story unfolding on Europe's doorstep. Criminality, on top of desperation, has been this summer's recipe for death — even murder, according to eyewitness accounts. ...

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Bring “Mediterranean mass murderers” to justice – UN Human Rights Chief

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday urged Egypt and other North African and European States with relevant information to make a concerted effort to bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of between 300 and 500 refugees and migrants in the ...

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