A new report, “Innovative Financing Models for Energy Infrastructure in Africa,” is the result of a Financial Innovations Lab that convened experts to address funding obstacles to the development of infrastructure in Africa, especially in the area of energy.
The United States welcomes the announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of the start of military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed group that has inflicted immeasurable suffering on the civilian population of eastern DRC and Rwanda for over 20 years.
Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement in Kigali today at the conclusion of her visit to Rwanda
IOM has stepped up efforts to boost the sustainable reintegration of Rwandan returnees from neighbouring countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Burundi.
The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security concludes consultations in South Africa on the situation in the Great Lakes region and on other issues
The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the region, in particular the disarmament of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).