SecretaryGeneral calls in African leaders for talks on DR of Congo

The meeting is being convened to build on the recent positive developments in and around the DRC, including the establishment of a Government of National Unity and Transition, with the aim of turning a new page in relations among regional neighbours, according to a background note issued by a spokesman for the Secretary-General.The meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, being held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, is expected to include the Presidents of Burundi, the DRC and Mozambique, the Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and the Foreign Ministers of Angola, South Africa and Tanzania.The discussions will focus on “reestablishment of good neighbourly relations and resumption of bilateral arrangements between the States of the Great Lakes Region,” according to the note. read more

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House prices up in May

House prices up in May by Kayla Butler Posted Jun 1, 2015 2:55 pm MDT Here’s a surprise in light of the province’s economic woes: home sale prices in Calgary actually increased in the month of May.According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, the average house price moved up by just over half-a-percent from April, and nearly one full percent, year over year.CREB Chief Economist Anne Marie Lurie tells 660News the amount of new listings in May was unusually low.“They’re down over last year by about 30 per cent. They are below long term averanged just for the month of May we are about 18 per cent below the 5 year average, 20 per cent below our 20 year average.”However, Lurie add the with existing inventory the real estate market in Calgary is balanced.The average selling price in May was $454-thousand, with the majority of single family detached homes selling for less than half-a-million dollars. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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