Tag: United States Of America

US Department of State Acknowledges Gambia’s Commitment to Religious Freedom

US Department of State Acknowledges Gambia’s Commitment to Religious Freedom

AFRICA, AMERICA
BANJUL, Gambia The United States Department of State has acknowledged the government of Gambia's commitment towards religious freedom and Tolerance. In January 2017, President Adama Barrow announced the country’s return to a secular republic as prescribed in the constitution, overturning a decree by former President Yahya Jammeh that proclaimed the country an Islamic state. On several occasions, President Barrow stressed the need for continued religious freedom and tolerance, and in February 2017, he appointed a special advisor to the president for religious and traditional affairs. The President called for continued religious tolerance between Christians and Muslims in the region on various occasions, such as during a meeting with Archbishop Benjamin Ndiaye of Dakar in
USAID contributes $8 million dollars to support Response to the Ebola Outbreak in DRC

USAID contributes $8 million dollars to support Response to the Ebola Outbreak in DRC

AFRICA, AMERICA, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.CThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed $8 million dollars to support the joint Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Response Plan to the Ebola outbreak in DRC. In addition to this funding, USAID has provided personal protective equipment, laboratory supplies, the mobilization of two existing mobile labs, and a robust presence on the ground. The United States is providing $5.3 million to the World Health Organization for laboratory confirmation; surveillance, diagnosis, and contact tracing; case management; point-of-entry screening; and operations support, including the air-bridge to the region. UNICEF will be receiving $2 million to support water, sanitati...
President Kenyatta escalates handshake of unity as DP Ruto and former VP join in

President Kenyatta escalates handshake of unity as DP Ruto and former VP join in

AFRICA, AMERICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, UGANDA
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning escalated the “handshake” between him and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga by asking Deputy President William Ruto and former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka to join in and embrace unity. Speaking in Nairobi during this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Kenyatta led the leaders by extending a hand of reconciliation and forgiveness to Mr Odinga who reciprocated the gesture. “We have campaigned against one another. We have said nasty things about one another. We have hurt one another. On my behalf, I ask for your forgiveness and tender my apology,” President Kenyatta said as he hugged Mr Odinga. The Head of State noted that while Kenya has had many shortcomings, it has also had great successes and leaders
US relationship with Russia at peak

US relationship with Russia at peak

INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD
At Kmaupdates, we are retweeting some of Donald Trump's tweets that are making headlines 1) Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race? 2) Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it! 3) Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most confli
IMFC Selects South African Reserve Bank Governor as New Chairman

IMFC Selects South African Reserve Bank Governor as New Chairman

INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: The members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the policy advisory committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have selected Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, as Chairman of the Committee for a term of three years, effective January 18, 2018. Mr. Kganyago succeeds Mr. Agustín Carstens, former Governor of the Banco de México, who resigned his chairmanship on December 1, 2017 to assume the position of General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Mr. Kganyago has been the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank since November 2014. He served as Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank from May 2011, and was resp