Daily Archives: February 18, 2015

Press Releases: Launch of Solar Power Facility in Rwanda

I welcome the completion and launch of an 8.5 MW solar installation in Rwanda by Gigawatt Global. This is the first utility-scale solar project to come online under the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) program, which is now an integral part of Power Africa. The project expands electricity generation capacity by more than 6 percent

The Government of Canada's response to the situation in Ukraine

Ottawa, Ontario – 17 February 2015 The Government of Canada is taking important steps to support Ukraine and impose sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis. January 26, 2014 Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, issued a news release recapping the successful visit to Ukraine which he led, and during which he expressed

Press Releases: Biosecurity in the Time of Ebola

As Delivered Good evening and thank you for the kind introduction. It is great to be down here in Charlottesville. It’s also great to see so many young people here at the start of a three day weekend ready to talk about germs and bugs. Biosecurity is an issue area that will only grow in

All armed forces in South Sudan urged to release child soldiers

18 Feb 2015 Listen / Child soldiers in South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF South Sudan/Marinetta Peru The government and opposition forces in South Sudan have been urged to release all child soldiers who are still in their ranks and to, once and for all, stop recruiting children. The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on