Senator Larry Smith to highlight Canada’s support for poverty-reduction efforts in Ghana

Senator Larry Smith to highlight Canada’s support for poverty-reduction efforts in Ghana

OTTAWA, Canada, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Honourable Larry Smith, Senator (Québec - Saurel), will highlight Canada's support for sustainable ...

Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the bombing incident in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria

Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the bombing incident in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria

TOKYO, Japan, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 1. The Government of Japan deeply regrets the bombing incident in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria on April 14, ...

African nations commit to delivering safe water, basic toilets and hygiene to their people

African nations commit to delivering safe water, basic toilets and hygiene to their people

LONDON, United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A group of Sub-Saharan African leaders have pledged to work harder to reach 325 million people on the continent ...

FCO Press Release: Foreign Office Minister meets President of Somalia

FCO Press Release: Foreign Office Minister meets President of Somalia

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Mark Simmonds meets President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia Foreign Office Minister for Africa visited ...

IOM Launches Report Highlighting Psychosocial Needs in South Sudan

IOM Launches Report Highlighting Psychosocial Needs in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- IOM has issued a report on psychosocial needs and resources in South Sudan, highlighting serious protection ...

IOM Targets Returnees to Neighbouring Countries in CAR Regional Response Plan

IOM Targets Returnees to Neighbouring Countries in CAR Regional Response Plan

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is causing massive human displacement and neighbouring ...

Cameroonian newspaper editor jailed for defamation

Cameroonian newspaper editor jailed for defamation

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Authorities in Cameroon should release a newspaper editor who has been imprisoned since March 29 after being convicted ...

Senator Larry Smith to highlight Canada’s support for poverty-reduction efforts in Ghana

OTTAWA, Canada, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Honourable Larry Smith, Senator (Québec - Saurel), will highlight Canada's support for sustainable livelihoods and health programming in Ghana, during an address at McGill University's Macdonald Campus. During the address, Senator Smith will make an announcement about a programming partnership between the Government of Canada and McGill ...

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Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the bombing incident in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria

TOKYO, Japan, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 1. The Government of Japan deeply regrets the bombing incident in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria on April 14, 2014, which caused many casualties. Japan expresses its deep condolences for those who have been killed and the bereaved families, and also extends its heartfelt sympathy to those wounded in the incident. 2. Terrorism cannot be ...

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African nations commit to delivering safe water, basic toilets and hygiene to their people

LONDON, United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A group of Sub-Saharan African leaders have pledged to work harder to reach 325 million people on the continent without safe water and 644 million without basic toilets. Around 20 countries, including 14 from Sub-Saharan Africa, have promised to provide all citizens with access to safe water, basic toilets and hygiene by 2030. Sixteen ...

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FCO Press Release: Foreign Office Minister meets President of Somalia

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Mark Simmonds meets President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia Foreign Office Minister for Africa visited Somalia on 15 April to demonstrate UK support for Somali peace and development. He held constructive talks with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the Defence Minister and other government ministers on issues including security, ...

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IOM Launches Report Highlighting Psychosocial Needs in South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- IOM has issued a report on psychosocial needs and resources in South Sudan, highlighting serious protection and mental health concerns in a country that has been wracked by conflict as well as major deficiencies in the health care system. The report is based on an assessment of the psychosocial support needs of internally displaced ...

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IOM Targets Returnees to Neighbouring Countries in CAR Regional Response Plan

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is causing massive human displacement and neighbouring countries with limited resources are carrying an increasingly heavy financial burden. Tens of thousands of CAR Muslims, migrants and returnees fleeing armed groups continue to pour into Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of ...

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Cameroonian newspaper editor jailed for defamation

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Authorities in Cameroon should release a newspaper editor who has been imprisoned since March 29 after being convicted of criminal defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On Friday, a judge postponed indefinitely a bail hearing for Amungwa Tanyi Nicodemus, according to news reports. On March 10, a court in the northwestern ...

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UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for calm and restraint in Sool

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, expressed his concern as tensions mounted between forces from Somaliland and Puntland in the northern region of Sool, and in particular the town of Taleh. “I call for calm. The situation will not be resolved by military means. All parties must ...

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The African Union calls for renewed efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the report issued by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara, on 10 April 2014. The report covers a wide range of issues, including the consultations undertaken by the Secretary-General's ...

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On Monday, May 5, President Obama will host President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti at the White House. President Guelleh's visit underscores the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and Djibouti, including the important role Djibouti plays in preventing conflict, promoting regional stability, and countering ...

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