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Source: U.S. Department of State |

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: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

MSF urges SA government & researchers to conduct further research for a promising new TB drug

JHU holds several patents for the drug, sutezolid, and has agreed to a license deal with the MPP

Public health groups, including Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Access Campaign, Treatment Action Group (TAG), the Global TB Community Advisory Board (TB CAB) and Public Citizen, welcomed today’s announcement by Johns Hopkins Uniersity (JHU) and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) of an agreement that could…

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: Econet Group |

Magic’s Biyombo, Trail Blazers’ Mccollum, Nuggets’ Mudiay Headline Second NBA Game in Africa on Aug. 5

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017 will take place Saturday, Aug. 5

NBA Africa Game Returns to South Africa in Team Africa vs. Team World Format Game Will Air Live in Sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV, Internet and Mobile Platforms  The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) (http://NBPA.com) announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017, the…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel Peace Process in Sudan

The Troika (Norway, UK and US) urge signatories of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement to honour their commitments

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) expresses its continued support for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. In support of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement signed by both the Government of Sudan and the opposition, the…

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…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S., Egypt Host Entrepreneurship Summit in Sohag

This summit in Sohag was the second in a series of three joint U.S.-Egypt public events in Upper Egypt aimed towards linking potential future entrepreneurs with successful investors and experienced mentors

Hundreds of Egyptian entrepreneurs gathered yesterday in Sohag to participate in a summit hosted by Markade LLC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through workshops, panel discussions, and success stories from the local community, the event raised awareness on the need for more…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Statement on Visa Issuance on Ethiopia

Rumors that limitations have been placed on the issuance of visas in Ethiopia are false and we continue to process visa applications as usual

We would like to clarify the most recent developments regarding U.S. visa issuance in Ethiopia.    Rumors that limitations have been placed on the issuance of visas in Ethiopia are false and we continue to process visa applications as usual. Applicants whose visa expired less than 12 months ago are eligible…

Source: Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, Nigeria |

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hosts Nigerian Trade Minister as Both Agree to Work Together

Minister Meets with Trade Officials, State Department

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center Tuesday hosted the Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah (www.FMITI.gov.ng) for a roundtable discussion with U.S. business executives at their office in Washington, D.C. The conversation focused on enhancing trade and investment relationship between both countries. This comes…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Regional Emergency Meeting for emerging pests and diseases kicks off in Harare, Zimbabwe

Calls for enhanced capacities to prepare for and respond to emerging pests and diseases

A three-day Regional Emergency Meeting discussing new transboundary crop and livestock pests in Southern Africa kicked off today with a call for increased investment in preparedness and response capacities to new and endemic threats in Southern Africa. The region is experiencing an upsurge of new crop and livestock diseases that…