Rwanda—Taking On the Future, Staying Ahead of the Curve

Rwanda—Taking On the Future, Staying Ahead of the Curve

WASHINGTON, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Introduction Honorable Speaker of the Senate, Honorable Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Honorable Members of Parliament, Ministers, ...

IFC Invests in Lafayette Microfinance Bank to Expand Access to Finance for Small-Scale Businesses

IFC Invests in Lafayette Microfinance Bank to Expand Access to Finance for Small-Scale Businesses

WASHINGTON, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan facility of 400 million Nigerian naira, approximately $2.5 million, to ...

Fighting Ebola from day one – Interview with Dr Rob Fowler

Fighting Ebola from day one – Interview with Dr Rob Fowler

GENEVA, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Getting the epidemiology right, contact tracing, social mobilization, infection prevention and control are what will play the biggest role ...

Court hears an appeal on alleged failure by Uganda, Kenya and Burundi to make individual Country declarations in acceptance of the competence of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Court hears an appeal on alleged failure by Uganda, Kenya and Burundi to make individual Country declarations in acceptance of the competence of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The East African Court of Justice Appellate Division heard an appeal filed by the Democratic Party (Appellant) against the ...

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the University of Tunis El Manar

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the University of Tunis El Manar

BERLIN, 24 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Rector, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, And above all, students! I am delighted to be here – on a trip that took me first to Morocco, ...

Five journalists killed when gunmen ambush convoy in South Sudan

Five journalists killed when gunmen ambush convoy in South Sudan

NEW YORK, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Five journalists were killed on Sunday when unidentified gunmen ambushed an official convoy in South Sudan's Western Bahr al Ghazal ...

British High Commission’s statement on

British High Commission’s statement on

ACCRA, Ghana, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The British High Commission in Accra's statement following a report by Daily Guide newspaper on 27th January, 2015. “The British ...

Rwanda—Taking On the Future, Staying Ahead of the Curve

WASHINGTON, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Introduction Honorable Speaker of the Senate, Honorable Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Honorable Members of Parliament, Ministers, Diplomats, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon—Mwiriwe. I would like to thank Honorable Donatille Mukabalisa and Minister Gatete for their kind introduction, and members of parliament and the people of ...

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IFC Invests in Lafayette Microfinance Bank to Expand Access to Finance for Small-Scale Businesses

WASHINGTON, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan facility of 400 million Nigerian naira, approximately $2.5 million, to Lafayette Microfinance Bank. The financing will support increased access to financial services for micro, small and medium enterprises, encouraging job creation, financial inclusion and economic growth. La Fayette Microfinance Bank ...

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Fighting Ebola from day one – Interview with Dr Rob Fowler

GENEVA, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Getting the epidemiology right, contact tracing, social mobilization, infection prevention and control are what will play the biggest role in stopping the Ebola outbreak Dr Rob Fowler, a Canadian critical care physician, landed in Conakry, Guinea, the last week of March 2014, focussed and eager to get to work. He joined his WHO colleague Dr Tom Fletcher, an ...

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Court hears an appeal on alleged failure by Uganda, Kenya and Burundi to make individual Country declarations in acceptance of the competence of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The East African Court of Justice Appellate Division heard an appeal filed by the Democratic Party (Appellant) against the Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) (1st Respondent) and the Attorneys General of the Republics of Uganda (2nd Respondent), Kenya (3rd Respondent), Rwanda (4th Respondent) and Burundi (5th Respondent). The matter ...

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Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the University of Tunis El Manar

BERLIN, 24 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Rector, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, And above all, students! I am delighted to be here – on a trip that took me first to Morocco, then brought me here to Tunisia yesterday, and will take me on to your neighbours in Algeria this afternoon. And I am particularly delighted to be here with you, the students of the University of Tunis El Manar, as your guest – at ...

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Five journalists killed when gunmen ambush convoy in South Sudan

NEW YORK, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Five journalists were killed on Sunday when unidentified gunmen ambushed an official convoy in South Sudan's Western Bahr al Ghazal state, according to local journalists and news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack and calls on authorities to apprehend the perpetrators and hold them to account. The gunmen ambushed a two-car convoy ...

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British High Commission’s statement on

ACCRA, Ghana, 27 January 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The British High Commission in Accra's statement following a report by Daily Guide newspaper on 27th January, 2015. “The British High Commission can confirm that a fake diplomatic number plate, part of the ‘100' series assigned to our vehicles, was used fraudulently as reported in today's Daily Guide Article, ‘Wee nabbed in Diplomatic Car'. ...

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WHO Executive Board appoints Dr Matshidiso Moeti as new Regional Director for Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 136th session, has appointed Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti as the new Regional Director for WHO's Africa Region. Dr Moeti was nominated Regional Director by the health ministers of the 47 Member States of the WHO African Region at the annual Regional Committee for Africa in Cotonou, Benin, ...

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PRESIDENT ZUMA APPOINTS ACTING JUDGES TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

PRETORIA, South-Africa, January 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 175(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, acting on the recommendation of Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and the concurrence of the Chief Justice, appointed three Judges to act as Judges of the Constitutional Court during various periods, due to ...

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UNMISS condemns killing of civilians in ambush in Western Bahr El Ghazal State

JUBA, South Sudan, January 27, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemns the killing of eleven civilians, five of them journalists, in a roadside ambush while travelling to Raja in Western Bahr El Ghazal State on Sunday, 25 January 2015. Unidentified gunmen reportedly opened fire on a two-car convoy which was transporting the new County ...

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