IMF chief Rato details Africa visit

International Monetary Fund managing director Rodrigo Rato will visit three African countries in August for talks on poverty reduction and other challenges on the continent.

It will be Rato's first visit to Africa since taking the post in June. His agenda includes a visit to Nigeria on August 2-3; Gabon on August 3-4; and Uganda on August 5-6.

"The main purpose of the visit is to provide the opportunity for the managing director to listen first hand to a wide variety of leaders and civil socie