National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Embiid, Bosh, Brogdon, Deng And Dieng Headline Basketball Without Borders Africa 2019 In Senegal

17th Basketball Without Borders Africa Camp Will Bring Together Top 60 Boys and Girls Ages 17 and Under from 29 African Countries

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced the top 60 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 29 African countries who will participate in the 17th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa when the camp returns to…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Approves a new Policy Coordination Instrument with Cabo Verde

On July 15, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a new Eighteen-Month Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) with Cabo Verde

A newly-approved eighteen-month Policy Coordination Instrument will build on Cabo Verde’s reform program under the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development; It aims to bolster macroeconomic stability and encourage structural reforms; Cabo Verde’s macroeconomic situation has improved significantly in recent years and the medium-term outlook is positive. On July 15, 2019,…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Cabo Verde National Day Statement (by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State)

The United States is proud to celebrate over 200 years of bilateral engagement since we established our first consulate in sub-Saharan Africa in Cabo Verde in 1818

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the Government and people of Cabo Verde as you celebrate 44 years of independence on July 5. The United States is proud to celebrate over 200…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities and Defence Minister of the Republic of Cabo Verde Luis Filipe Tavares

Today, we focused on African affairs

Ladies and gentlemen, We had very good, substantive, detailed and results-oriented talks with my colleague Luis Filipe Tavares and the delegation he leads. We emphasised that relations between our two countries have traditionally been friendly and are built on the principles of mutual respect and consideration for each other’s interests.…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

The mobile phone app that discovers disease and saves lives in Africa

The system allows WHO and health ministries to monitor in real time the visits that people and caregivers make to the most remote areas and to make sure that people most in need are being reached

What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology is doing just that in 43 countries in Africa. The idea is simple: Health workers visit remote villages to check if local…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary |

Cape Verde has a responsible approach to migration

The Hungarian Foreign Minister accompanied Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on an official visit to Praia, the capital of Cape Verde

“Cape Verde is a country that has a responsible approach to the issue of migration”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to public media on Wednesday. The Hungarian Foreign Minister accompanied Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on an official visit to Praia, the capital of…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Mission to Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde’s external position strengthened in 2018 with the current account deficit narrowing to 4.5 percent of GDP

Fiscal consolidation efforts should continue to preserve gains made in recent years in strengthening public finances, and to support medium-term debt sustainability; continued progress in State-owned enterprises reforms is critical to reduce fiscal risks, support medium-term debt sustainability and economic growth. In this context, the recent privatization of the national…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde opens second WHO Africa Health Forum

He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde has made towards delivering universal health coverage

Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, today demonstrated his support for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) initiatives to transform health care throughout Africa by officially launching the three-day WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia. He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde…

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Access to safe water for all is key to sustainable development

World Water Day: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urges innovation in water technologies to increase water-use efficiency

With climate change and population growth putting increasing pressure on finite water resources, FAO is urging countries to step up efforts to increase water efficiency and provide access to safe water for all. Ensuring global water security is fundamental to achieve Zero Hunger and the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN…