Saturday 24 March 2018

All press releases


(Addis Fortune 10/07/15)

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn today formed his new administration after parliament approved his nomination for the cabinet.

The new government will have 25 ministries and four director generals with ministerial ranks.

(Media Association of Puntland (MAP) 09/21/15)

Puntland media Stakeholders on 19-20 September 2015 met in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland for a 2-day consultative meeting on Puntland media law reforms organized by the Media Association of Puntland and supported by National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

(Government 09/15/15)

1. Recalling that on August 12, 2015, members of the Somali Federal Parliament tabled an impeachment motion against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

2. Acknowledging the Press statement issued yesterday, the 12th of September 2015 by the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mohamed Osman Jawari with respect to the procedural matters regarding the management of the impeachment motion.

(Government 08/28/15)

The Minister of Finance & Development Planning, Amara Konneh says Liberia has successfully secure huge funding intended to meet demands in energy growth and sector reforms.

He made the disclosure on Thursday when he and the Director of Compact Operations Evan B. freund met with the leadership of the 53rd Legislature to discuss the implementation MCC Compact Project.

(Mmegi Online 08/19/15)

1. The 35th Ordinary meeting of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana on 17th and 18th August 2015.

2. H.E. Robert Mugabe delivered a Keynote address and officially opened the Summit.

(Government 08/12/15)

Statistics Mauritius has released the latest figures on Energy and Water for the year 2014. The total primary energy requirement increased by 2.5% as compared to 2013. As for water, the mean amount of rainfall recorded in Mauritius went down by 1.5% from 2,126 millimetres in 2013 to 2,094 millimetres in 2014.

(South African Police Service 08/12/15)

The Minister of Police has noted the reports of court action by 37 families of the affected mineworkers of the Marikana tragedy that took place on August 16, 2012.

Though the Minister has not yet seen the court papers, he believes that this is one of the actions that bring closure to this sad chapter in the history of our country.

(Government 07/22/15)

Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Seth Terkper, has announced that Ghana is expected to receive a total of $918 million within three years from the IMF to help support the country's economy.

(Political party 07/16/15)

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga welcomes the release of both the President of PUDEMO (People's United Democratic Movement) comrade Mario Masuku and the Secretary General of the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO), Cde Maxwell Dlamini on bail by the Swaziland autocratic Tikundla regime yesterday the 14th July 2015.

(Ghana Web 07/08/15)

His Excellency, Lt Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd), Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), has observed that in spite of the heavy burden of sickle cell disease on public health in Africa, the disease has not received the attention it deserves in public health programming and resource allocation.

(Government 06/25/15)

The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will on Thursday 25 June, receive the South African child (14) and youth (20) being repatriated from Malawi.

The child and youth from Mpumalanga Province are orphans who were removed from the care of their grandmother to Malawi in July 2014 by a woman who posed as a former teacher.

(New Era 06/15/15)

China, whose market of 1.3 billion people could become the largest beef market in the world, is keen and could “very soon” start importing free-range beef from Namibia despite the Asian economic giant initially expressing concerns of sporadic outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in beef-producing regions in Namibia.

(Government 05/19/15)

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the head of a nine-member official Liberian delegation, arrived in Accra, Ghana to attend the 47th Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

(Presidency 05/13/15)

Following the conclusion of the 9th meeting of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s Cabinet yesterday, a number of key issues were adopted, including the creation of six new constituencies, as recommended by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), which are aimed at addressing problems arising from districts residing in multiple constituencies.

(Government 05/12/15)

South Africa has condemned the imposition of sanctions against Iran, saying the sanctions are irrational and illegal.

"South Africa has always spoken out against the language of threats and coercion, including the unilateral sanctions that have been unfairly and unjustly imposed to single out the Islamic Republic of Iran.

(Government 05/08/15)

President Reuven Rivlin of Israel said on Monday (May 4) that Israel had made mistakes in its treatment of the Ethiopian Jewish community. He described their suffering as "an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society" and said "We have made mistakes. We did not look, we did not listen".

(PF Media and Publicity Committee 05/08/15)

The following press release was distributed by the PF Media and Publicity Committee:

(Government 05/08/15)

Saudi Arabia continues to enjoy a huge trade surplus of R 72.6 billion against South Africa. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies. He was speaking at the 6th session of the South Africa/Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today. JEC is co-chaired by Davies and his Saudi counterpart Dr Twafeeq Al Rabeeach.