Foreign minister of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi says his country IRAN is ready to assist the peace process in Mali.
Mr. Salehi added his government in Tehran is engaged in a constant consultation with the government of Mali to look for solutions to bring into an end the situation in Mali.
Ethiopian new Prime Minister Hailmeariam Dessalegn has taken over the chairmanship of the African Union at the on-going 20th Summit of the AU heads of state and governments meeting.
Prime Minister Hailemariam, who recently succeeded Ethiopia’s long serving late PM Meles Zenawi, will chair the continental body for the coming one year, taking over from the president of the Republic of Benin, Dr. Boni Yayi.
Africa has done remarkably well in reducing maternal mortality but lacks behind in child mortality
Commissioner of Social Affairs at the African Union, Dr Mustapha S. Kaloko said despite some recorded progress on the status of maternal, new born and child health in Africa, the continent still falls short to meet the targets set for the MDGs.