Confirmation of names of British nationals repatriated from Tunisia on Friday 3 July

Confirmation of names of British nationals repatriated from Tunisia on Friday 3 July

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office can confirm that eight British nationals will be repatriated from ...

Funding from Government of Italy Strengthens Psychosocial Support for Displaced in South Sudan

Funding from Government of Italy Strengthens Psychosocial Support for Displaced in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- IOM has received EUR 1 million from the Government of Italy to expand the current psychosocial support for ...

Canada Condemns Breakdown of Democracy in Burundi

Canada Condemns Breakdown of Democracy in Burundi

OTTAWA, Canada, July 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the ...

Signing of MoU to clarify controversial South Africa – Mauritius treaty

Signing of MoU to clarify controversial South Africa – Mauritius treaty

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, July 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- International investors including South African businesses already use Mauritius as their base for their ...

Federal Foreign Office condemns series of attacks in the Sinai Peninsula

Federal Foreign Office condemns series of attacks in the Sinai Peninsula

BERLIN, Germany, July 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On 1 July, a Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement on the attacks in the Sinai ...

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in North Sinai, Egypt

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in North Sinai, Egypt

NEW YORK, July 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General condemns the deadly terrorist attacks in North Sinai on 1 July 2015, which has reportedly killed ...

Oral Update on Boko Haram by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, 1 July 2015

Oral Update on Boko Haram by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council, 1 July 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Mr President, Distinguished Members of the Council, Excellencies, Following this Council's request that my ...

Minister for Africa condemns Boko Haram attacks

LONDON, 04 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- James Duddridge condemns appalling attacks in Borno, Nigeria, which have killed over 100 in the holy month of Ramadan. Speaking following the attacks, Minister for Africa James Duddridge said: "I am appalled by the recent attacks in Borno state in which over 100 people have been killed. These attacks deliberately targeted Muslim worshippers during the holy month of ...

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UK troops make significant contribution to Ebola fight

LONDON, 04 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- This weekend saw the return of 105 UK and Canadian military personnel from Sierra Leone. Military medics from 34 Field Hospital deployed for three months and were recently welcomed back to the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Strensall, York. They were part of a team of 100 regulars and reserves from all three services, including 18 members of the Canadian Armed Forces ...

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Baroness Anelay welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights Council

LONDON, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The UN Human Rights Council concluded its 29th Session today with important resolutions on Syria, South Sudan, Belarus, Ukraine, discrimination and violence against women Baroness Anelay said: "After three weeks of intense efforts to protect and strengthen the promotion of human rights, today the Council draws to an end. Much has been achieved in this session. ...

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Children bearing brunt of ongoing political instability and violence in Burundi, UN warns

NEW YORK, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the prolonged instability and election-related violence in Burundi, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, confirming reports of an additional three deaths of children over the last five days. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said one of ...

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Ebola: as virus resurfaces in Liberia, UNICEF teams and supplies arrive in affected areas

NEW YORK, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations. In Margibi County, where the body of ...

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MISA Zambia launches first quarter state of the media report

WASHINGTON, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- MISA Zambia, in conjunction with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Irish Aid Zambia, has launched its 2015 quarterly media report noting significant strides in media freedom. According to the report whose major highlight are the happenings of the campaign period for the 2015 presidential elections, there has been significant strides although challenges have ...

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VICTORY: Swaziland’s Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko freed

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Swazi editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were acquitted by the Supreme Court of Swaziland yesterday, 30 June 2015, after serving 15 months in jail in an unprecedented case which has seen the tiny kingdom drawing attention from several regional and international players. The charges emanated from articles that were published by a local ...

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Police assault photojournalist

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- More than 10 police officers on 1 July 2015 reportedly assaulted photojournalist Crispen Ndlovu in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo after he took pictures of them allegedly assaulting a suspected thief in an alley. Ndlovu sustained injuries on the left arm for which he received treatment at Mpilo Central Hospital. His pair of trousers was also torn. ...

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UPDATE: Chiredzi journalist granted bail

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Jailed Chiredzi- based freelance journalist Patrick Chitongo was on 2 July 2015 granted $200 bail by magistrate Tafadzwa Mhlanga pending his appeal against both sentence and conviction. The magistrate ordered Chitongo to continue residing at his given address and to report to the police once every fortnight. Background Chitongo was convicted of contravening ...

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Ebola: as virus resurfaces in Liberia, UNICEF teams and supplies arrive in affected areas

NEW YORK, 03 July 2015 / PRN Africa / -- In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations. In Margibi County, where the body of ...

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