May 302014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Policy Support Instrument for Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday completed the first review under the policy support instrument (PSI) for Rwanda.1 In completing the review, the Board approved a waiver for the non-observance of the continuous assessment criteria related to the ceiling on contracting new [...]

May 302014
 
Cholera outbreak, South Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 15 May 2014, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in Juba. The index case was retrospectively identified with onset of illness on 23 April 2014. Four cases have been laboratory confirmed following tests conducted by the African Medical Research Foundation [...]

May 302014
 
TMB honored as the Best Bank in Central Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — TMB (http://www.trustmerchantbank.com) has been announced as the Best Bank in Central Africa at the prestigious African Banker Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Kigali, Rwanda, during the African Development Bank’s 50th anniversary Annual Meetings. Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/african-banker-awards.jpg Logo Trust Merchant Bank (TMB): http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/tmb.jpg Logo African Banker [...]

U.S. Relations With Sudan

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May 302014
 
U.S. Relations With Sudan

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Bureau of African Affairs Fact Sheet May 30, 2014 More information about Sudan is available on the Sudan Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-SUDAN RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with Sudan [...]

May 302014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the recent upsurge in violence in Bangui over the past few days, the International Committee of the Red Cross calls on all sides to respect the right to life of all civilians, including the sick and wounded. “We are very worried about the current situation [...]

May 302014
 
Official Launch of the Common African Position on the Post 2015 Development

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Journalists are invited to take part in a press conference following the official launch of the Common African Position on the Post 2015 Development scheduled to take place on 3rd June 2014 at the Conference Center of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The [...]

May 302014
 
Canada Encouraged by Conduct of Egyptian Vote

OTTAWA, Canada, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement regarding the presidential election in Egypt: “The conclusion of voting in Egypt’s presidential election is a key step along Egypt’s path to democracy. “We are encouraged by early reports that the overall security situation was peaceful [...]

May 302014
 
Hilde F. Johnson To Complete Her Term As SRSG in July

JUBA, South Sudan, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson, met with the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, earlier this morning and delivered the following statement to members of the news media at the conclusion of [...]

May 302014
 
IOM Screens over 347,000 for TB in Western Ghana

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A landmark health screening project will close today (30/5) in Western Ghana. IOM’s TB REACH project, implemented by the Ghana Health Service and the IOM Migration Health Unit, was launched a year ago to intensify tuberculosis (TB) detection among refugees and host communities, miners and mining [...]

May 302014
 
IOM Condemns Attack on IDPs and Continuing Violence in Bangui

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The situation in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) took a turn for the worse on Wednesday: unconfirmed reports put at 15 the number of people killed and dozens wounded in an attack on displaced persons taking shelter at Notre Dame de Fatima Church. Director General of [...]