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Power Breakfast Interview with Hon.Kinoti Gatobu MP-Buuri Constituency Part 1 and 2

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Citizen TVs Power Breakfast Interview with Kenya’s youngest MP: Hon.Kinoti Gatobu MP-Buuri Constituency Part 1 and 2

Part 1

Part 2



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Central African Republic: ICRC staff member killed

Posted by African Press International on March 10, 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is profoundly shocked by the killing today of one of its staff members in northern Central African Republic.

The killing occurred in connection with violence in Ndele. Armed men entered the Catholic mission there, where four ICRC staff were quartered, and killed one of them. The other three are safe.

“We are outraged by this killing,” said Georgios Georgantas, head of the ICRC delegation in the country. “It is utterly unacceptable. We urgently call on all those bearing arms to respect and spare people working for the ICRC or for the broader International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and indeed all those who carry out humanitarian work.

The ICRC also appeals to all parties to the conflict to comply with the rules of international humanitarian law so that those striving to help the civilian population can do their life-saving work.

This killing comes at a time when the security situation in the Central African Republic is worsening. The widespread violence and rampant crime accompanying it are exacerbating the already disastrous situation in which hundreds of thousands of the country’s citizens are living.



International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

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EU Donates 50 Million Euros to Support AU Mission in CAR

Posted by African Press International on March 10, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/– The African Union (AU) has signed an agreement with the European Union (EU), formalizing an EU contribution of Fifty (50) million Euros to support the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA). The agreement was signed today at AU Headquarters , by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, in the presence of the Head of the EU Delegation to the AU, Ambassador Gary Quince. The contribution which covers the period from August 2013 to June 2014 will be used to pay troop allowances and other MISCA expenses.

Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Chergui thanked the EU for its sustained support to AU efforts to enhance peace and security in Africa, and emphasized the importance of close cooperation and coordination between the AU and all multilateral and bilateral Partners, to help restore security, stability and the rule of law in the Central African Republic (CAR).



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Minister Yelich Concludes Canada’s Participation in Ministerial Meeting on Libya

Posted by African Press International on March 10, 2014

OTTAWA, Canada, March 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement at the conclusion of her visit to Rome, where she attended the Rome Ministerial Conference on Libya, convened to reconfirm international support for that country’s democratic transition:

“Canada is proud to join with the international community in support of Libya’s transition process. Since 2011, Canada has been active in the security and development process and remains committed to supporting the democratic reform effort.

“Libya must now work to promote security while securing political consensus for the transition and for the modernization of its economy.

“Transitional justice is an important element of the process. In this regard, Canada commends the Government of Libya’s recent decree to recognize and compensate victims of sexual violence perpetrated during and following the revolution. We hope that this decree is swiftly entered into law and implemented.

“Sexual violence is a vicious attack on human dignity. It has a debilitating effect on the victims, their families and their communities, and undermines Libya’s transition to democracy and security. Canada is actively supporting efforts to strengthen local leadership to defend women’s rights and combat sexual violence in Libya.

“Canada stands by the Libyan people as they strive toward a future founded on freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”



Canada – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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