Daily Archives: September 2, 2015
MASERU, Lesotho, September 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An IMF Article IV mission visited Maseru from August 20 – September 2.The mission met with the Honorable Ministers of Finance, Development Planning, Public Service, Education and Training, and Health, Honorable Chairpersons of several Parliamentary Committees, the Governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL), the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Lesotho (NUL), other Government and CBL officials, NUL faculty and students, and representatives of the financial sector, private sector, the Council of Church Leaders, civil society, and international development partners. At the end of the mission Mr. Dunn, the mission chief, issued the following statement:
A great opportunity for African Decision-makers, Experts, Service Providers and the User Community to exchange views
The first Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) kick started in Kenya from 31st August – 4th September 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Forum discussed how Earth Observation data through the MESA Project supports policy, planning and decision making at the national, regional and continental level in Africa.
Large infrastructure gaps, climate change, high speed of urbanization, and a youthful and rapidly growing population will influence the future pace of growth
Launch of Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 – President Zuma to open congress – Vision 2050 for forests and forestry
Africa’s leading hotel-booking website Jovago announced a new mobile application that allows customers access their vast inventory of 25,000 hotels in Africa on and offline. The self-developed Jovago.com Hotels Booking, is a free mobile application for the customer-base, and is immediately available on the Google Play Store to the entire community of Android users. The app demonstrates the company’s commitment to focusing on mobile solutions and developing trendy mobile applications that help improve customer experience when searching for hotels to book.
Egypt / Al Jazeera trial: UN rights expert condemns sentence, urges immediate release of detained journalists
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, today condemned the three-year sentences handed down by an Egyptian court against journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Bahar Mohamed and Peter Greste. The expert called for the immediate release of Mr. Fahmy and Mr. Mohamed, who remain in detention.