Jul 092014
 
Zimbabwe- IMF Management Completes First and Second Reviews of Staff-Monitored Program

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 27, 2014, Management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the combined first and second reviews under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) with Zimbabwe.1 An SMP is an informal agreement between country authorities and Fund staff to monitor the implementation of the authorities’ economic program.2 [...]

Jul 092014
 
Zimbabwe- IMF Management Completes First and Second Reviews of Staff-Monitored Program

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 27, 2014, Management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the combined first and second reviews under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) with Zimbabwe.1 An SMP is an informal agreement between country authorities and Fund staff to monitor the implementation of the authorities’ economic program.2 [...]

Jul 092014
 
Statement at the end of the IMF Staff Mission to Niger

NIAMEY, Niger, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from June 22-26, 2014 for the fourth review of Niger’s financial and economic program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The ECF arrangement for Niger was approved on March 16, 2012 (see [...]

Jul 092014
 
On the Occasion of the Republic of Cabo Verde's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 8, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to Cabo Verdeans as you celebrate 39 years of independence on July 5. I spent more than 30 years [...]

Jul 092014
 
Executive Order -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EXECUTIVE ORDER TAKING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONFLICT IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic [...]

Jul 092014
 
Message to the Congress -- Regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order (the “order”) taking additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13413 [...]

Jul 092014
 
Factsheet on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Executive Order

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) that amends E.O. 13413 of October 27, 2006, to take additional steps in light of the continued threat to the peace, security, and stability of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This new E.O. expands the sanctions [...]

Jul 082014
 
The Special Envoy for the Sahel concluded her visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Sahel, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, concluded today her two day-visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The Special Envoy conferred with the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and current President of the [...]

Jul 082014
 
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Disease outbreak news 7 July 2014 Epidemiology and surveillance WHO continues to monitor the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend shows a mixed picture, as follows: • Liberia reported 16 new EVD cases and Sierra Leone, 34 [...]

Jul 082014
 
União Europeia envia missão para Guiné-Bissau

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –A União Europeia envia uma missão especial para o restabelecimento das relações políticas e a definição de um programa urgente de apoio ao país Na sequência da tomada de posse das novas Autoridades eleitas, a União Europeia enviou à Guiné-Bissau uma missão especial que permanecerá [...]

Jul 082014
 
IOM Conducts Waste Management Campaigns for 740,000 Displaced in Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM, in partnership with UNICEF and WHO, has provided and maintained basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) lifesaving services for displaced people affected by the recent heavy rains and flash floods in the most vulnerable states across Sudan. IOM has carried out campaigns that aim to [...]