Category Archives: Government

Egypt: UN chief welcomes release of detained journalist, urges Government to release others

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the decision by the Egyptian authorities to release the detained Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, ending his 400-day imprisonment.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban welcomed the move but noted …

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Election of a new President in Egypt

TOKYO, Japan, June 5, 2014 — 1. The Government of Japan regards the election of H.E. Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to the new President of Egypt by the result of the presidential election conducted from May 26 to 28, 2014, as …

EGYPT STOCK MARKET PLUNGES ON REPORTS OF NEW TAXES

CAIRO, Egypt, June 2 – Egypt’s stock market witnessed a sharp plunge that forced a temporary suspension of trading, after reports of a newly proposed government tax on capital gains, which experts said was hardly explained to investors.

The half-hour …

Juba: We will not accept govt not led by Kiir

The proposed formation of a transitional government of national unity in South Sudan faces major hurdles as the government insists that it will not accept a regime that is not led by President Salva Kiir.

Government officials who visited Nairobi …

Treasury increases budget transparency (just don’t ask about maternal deaths)

Civil society aocates are often lambasted for speaking only in order to criticise governments, but remaining silent when governments have done something positive.

In fact, this is common behaviour around the globe and across sectors: When we are unhappy with …