May 062014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Lamin Leigh visited Gaborone during April 22-May 2 to conduct the 2014 Article IV Consultation discussions with Botswana. The mission’s work focused on reviewing recent economic developments and prospects and policies to ensure continued macroeconomic stability and [...]

May 062014
 
Innovation Prize for Africa Winner Creates the World's First Injectable Regenerating Bone Graft Substitute

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA), osteoporosis is on the rise in Africa, especially among African women, due to urbanization and a general lack of awareness, among other factors; figure-conscious females keep an increasingly watchful eye on their weight, impacting negatively on [...]

May 062014
 
Press Availability in Luanda, Angola

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Luanda, Angola May 5, 2014     SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. President Dos Santos and I had a very constructive conversation today. We discussed a broad array of the issues concerning not just the bilateral relationship, but also concerning [...]

May 062014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The abduction of more than 250 young women by the Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria has prompted “profound concern” from the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. In his letter to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, Tveit encouraged a “swift and peaceful” action [...]

May 062014
 
Remarks With Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Chikoti After Their Meeting

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Ministry of Finance Luanda, Angola May 5, 2014   FOREIGN MINISTER CHIKOTI: (Via interpreter) Good morning. I had an opportunity to most recently meet with Secretary of State Kerry where we discussed – SECRETARY KERRY: You want to press the mike [...]

May 062014
 
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to Visit Morocco, Jordan and Participate in a High-Level Conference in Amman

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit North Africa and the Middle East from May 7-12, 2014. Ms. Lagarde will start her trip by visiting Morocco on May 7-9 to meet with the authorities, including the Head of the Government, Mr. [...]

May 062014
 
Minister Paradis to Promote Economic Development at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Nigeria / Canada is a global leader in sustainble economic growth, food security, and maternal, newborn and ch

OTTAWA, Canada, May 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, on May 5–8, 2014. While in Nigeria, the Minister will participate in the Grow Africa Investment Forum (May 7), the Africa Health Innovation Meeting (May 7), and the World Economic [...]

May 062014
 
Mali: Tackling scabies outbreaks in prisons

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Over 2,600 detainees have been treated for scabies in an eradication campaign run by the Malian prison authorities, with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in the prisons of Sikasso, Kati and Bamako. “During our most recent prison visits, we realized [...]

May 062014
 
Invest in the people of Somalia, says ASG Cheng-Hopkins as she starts her visit in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Judy Cheng-Hopkins, arrived yesterday in Mogadishu to begin a five-day visit to Somalia. Ms. Cheng-Hopkins will discuss with the Federal Government as well as with Somali people in the next few days priorities for support through the Peacebuilding Fund. Today [...]

May 062014
 
Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan in Oslo on 20 May

Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan in Oslo on 20 May OSLO, Norway, May 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Norway is to host a pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. The conference is being organised in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The gravity of [...]