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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Meets with President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Ambassador Haley and President Touadéra discussed the United States’ commitment to the UN Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) and how to make it as efficient and effective as possible

Ambassador Nikki Haley met with President of the Central African Republic (CAR) Faustin-Archange Touadéra on March 16. As CAR continues to heal from its recent conflict, Ambassador Haley reaffirmed U.S. support for the country as long as its government remains committed to maintaining peace and democracy and helping its citizens.…

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March 21: Telephonic Press Briefing on US efforts to support regional securing in Horn of Africa with Dep. Commander of U.S. Army Africa Brigadier General Jon A. Jensen

The speaker will discuss the strategic importance of Justified Accord 17, the global impact of transitioning the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to a Somali-led approach, and the United States’ effort to support regional security

Please join us on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 11:30 GMT/14:30 East African Time for a telephonic press conference with Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Africa Brig. Gen. Jon A. Jensen. The speaker will discuss the strategic importance of Justified Accord 17, the global impact of transitioning the African Union Mission…

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Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 Regional Launch

Following a two-day technical consultation on 21 and 22 February 2017, ASL2050 will be officially launched on 23 February 2017 in Addis Ababa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to implement the ‘Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050’ (ASL2050) project. The project aims to facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing and consultation among livestock, health…

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Africa: Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

An estimated 5.5 million people—nearly half of South Sudan’s population—will face life-threatening hunger this year

The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of humanitarian need throughout the country. This crisis is man-made, the direct consequence of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who are unwilling to put aside…

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Recent Killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Such extrajudicial killing, if confirmed, would constitute gross violations of human rights and threatens to incite widespread violence and instability in an already fragile country

The United States is deeply concerned by video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily executing civilians, including women and children. Such extrajudicial killing, if confirmed, would constitute gross violations of human rights and threatens to incite widespread violence and…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Africa: Recent Killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Such extrajudicial killing, if confirmed, would constitute gross violations of human rights and threatens to incite widespread violence and instability in an already fragile country

The United States is deeply concerned by video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily executing civilians, including women and children. Such extrajudicial killing, if confirmed, would constitute gross violations of human rights and threatens to incite widespread violence and…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield to travel to the Gambia

During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to The Gambia, February 17–19, to attend the inauguration of President Adama Barrow on February 18. During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials. Be sure to follow the Assistant Secretary on…

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The United States Congratulates Somalia on the Conclusion of its Electoral Process

We congratulate Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on his selection as the next President of the Federal Government of Somalia and look forward to working closely with him and a new government

Press Statement attributable to Mark C. Toner: The United States congratulates the people of Somalia on the successful conclusion of their national electoral process. We congratulate Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on his selection as the next President of the Federal Government of Somalia and look forward to working closely with him…

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USAID Mission Director Reiterates Support for Fighting Trafficking in Persons

“The U.S. government is committed to partnering with Ghana to put an end to this illegal and unconscionable practice”

Andrew Karas, Mission Director of The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana visited the Volta Region from January 24-27, where he met with stakeholders impacted by trafficking in persons. These stakeholders included police officers, regional social welfare officers, district development officials, social workers, immigration officials, and former victims…