African Growth and Opportunity Act


BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION 1.  In Proclamation 7970 of December 22, 2005, the President designated the Republic of Burundi (Burundi) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(1)), as added by section 111(a) More...

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By mcr2 On Friday, January 1st, 2016

EBRD and its partners strengthens safety and environmental standards in Egypt’s energy sector

CAIRO, Egypt, December 10, 2015/ — For the first time in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) led and arranged a syndicated loan, More...

By mcr2 On Friday, January 1st, 2016

Governments Set Course for Ambitious Action on Climate Change; More Immediate Steps Needed

An ambitious plan emerged from Africa to develop renewable energy sources by 2020 PARIS, France, December 12, 2015/ — World governments finalized a global agreement today in Paris that lays a foundation More...

Burundi Violence
By mcr2 On Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Statement on violence in Burundi

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Africa subcommittee, released the statement below regarding the continuing violence in Burundi: “I join officials in the United More...

President Museveni holds talks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammed bin Naif Al-Saud bin Abdal Aziz who paid him a courtesy call at his residence in Riyadhi Saudi Arabia
By mcr2 On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

President Museveni urges African countries to respect borders

By Godfrey Olukya 15-12-2015    President Yoweri Museveni has called on African leaders to respect borders in order to avoid unnecessary conflict. The President said this while meeting the Secretary General More...

AU condemns killing of UN peacekeepers
By mcr2 On Monday, November 23rd, 2015

AU Commission awarded Africa Peace Award 2015

Durban, South Africa – 22 November 2015: The Africa Peace Award (APA) 2015 has been awarded to the African Union Commission (AUC), in a colourful ceremony that took place on Saturday, 21 November 2015, at the More...

By mcr2 On Monday, October 19th, 2015

President Museveni on four-day state visit to Algeria

By Godfrey Olukya 18-10-2015    President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in the Algerian Capital Algiers for a four day State visit at the invitation of his counterpart President Abudelaziz Bouteflika that will More...

Cynthia GoldsmithThis colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.Where is Ebola virus found in nature?The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the "natural reservoir") of Ebola virus remain unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) and is normally maintained in an animal host that is native to the African continent. A similar host is probably associated with Ebola-Reston which was isolated from infected cynomolgous monkeys that were imported to the United States and Italy from the Philippines. The virus is not known to be native to other continents, such as North America.
By mcr2 On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Researchers on Ebola from 30 African countries to interact on webcast

    By Godfrey Olukya   14-10-2015 Merck Living Innovation , UNESCO, and the Minister of State for Health of Uganda will host an Ebola related interactive webcast on 19 October, 09:30 GMT, on the occasion More...

By mcr2 On Friday, October 9th, 2015

AUC Chairperson Congratulates Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet on Nobel Peace Prize Award

The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed heartfelt congratulations to the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The Chair of the Norwegian More...

By mcr2 On Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Dedisa Peaking Power in Port Elizabeth starts commercial operation

-The plant adds 335 MW power to the national transmission system, in the Eastern Cape Province -Dedisa Peaking Power is South Africa’s first large independent power project originated by the Department of Energy, More...