Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USA Increases Access to Health Services to Volta Region Island Communities through Boat Handover

The boat will provide life-saving services to historically hard-to-reach island communities

On December 18 2018, the United States of America through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ghana Mission Director, Sharon Cromer, joined the Honorable Deputy Minister of Health, Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu, for the handover of a 25-seater boat to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). Funded by the United States Government,…

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Partners with Ethiopian Public Health Institute to Build Capacity at Public Health Emergency Operation

As part of Ethiopia’s growing capacity and leadership, the training was actually led by Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) graduates of CDC’s four-month Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) Fellowship, which provides advanced public health emergency management training

 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) facilitated a public health emergency management (PHEM) training in Bishoftu in coordination with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) from November 26 – December 7, 2018.  As part of Ethiopia’s growing capacity and leadership, the training was actually led by EPHI…

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Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) commemorates its 60th anniversary; honors young innovators

To mark the occasion, a series of events took place in the ECA Subregional Offices as well as in Addis Ababa

The Economic Commission for Africa marked its 60th anniversary this week with an official event attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps and key representatives from partner institutions, Think Tanks, Civil Society Organizations, University Students, High School Students and the Private Sector. In his remarks, Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister Demeke…

Africa Oil & Power conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power conference |

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) applauds Angola Reforms during landmark visit

H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo visited Luanda for the first time as Secretary General of OPEC

Angola’s leadership is undertaking crucial tax and policy changes to diversify the economy while opening the oil sector to new investment; H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo visited Luanda for the first time as Secretary General of OPEC; Barkindo on Angola: “Right reforms at the right time” During his first visit to…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Vital UN Air Service risks being grounded in Central African Republic due to funding shortages

Over half of the country’s population (2.9 million people) remain in need of humanitarian assistance

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) that enables aid workers to deploy to reach tens of thousands of people in need in the Central African Republic (CAR) is at risk of shutting down due to a shortage of funds, the World Food Programme (WFP) that manages the service warned…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Nigeria at a Crossroads: The Upcoming Elections (Testimony by Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.)

In advance of the 2019 elections, the U.S. government continues to support the Nigerian goal of free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections that reflect the will of the Nigerian people

Testimony by Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Introduction Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the upcoming elections in Nigeria. I am also pleased to be joined by my USAID colleague, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Ramsey Day. The…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Advancing U.S. Interests at International Civil Aviation Event in Kenya

The delegation negotiated new bilateral Open Skies Agreements, expanded and modernized existing agreements, pressed for fair treatment of U.S. companies, and promoted dialogue on new commercial aviation opportunities worldwide

At the eleventh annual International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN 2018) in Nairobi, Kenya, December 10-14, 2018, U.S. delegates met with counterparts from over 20 countries. The delegation negotiated new bilateral Open Skies Agreements, expanded and modernized existing agreements, pressed for fair treatment of U.S. companies, and…

Source: GE |

CORRECTION: GE Connects Financing and Turbine Technology to its Flagship Onshore Wind Project in Sub-Sahara Africa

GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya

GE’s flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa— 60 1.7-103 units; GE EFS (www.GEEnergyFinancialServices.com) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya; Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes GE Renewable Energy (www.GE.com/RenewableEnergy) and GE Energy Financial Services (“GE EFS”) have partnered…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Al-Shabaab Degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

U.S. forces also conducted two (2) precision airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Somalia, December 16, 2018

To support the Federal Government of Somalia’s continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted a total of four (4) precision airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Somalia, December 15, 2018. U.S. forces also conducted two (2) precision airstrikes targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Gandarshe,…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The United States Sanctions Three Individuals for Threatening Peace in South Sudan

The United States is sending a message that the behavior of these persons is unacceptable and contrary to the ongoing and significant U.S. efforts to assist the people of South Sudan and establish a lasting peaceful resolution to the current conflict

Today, the United States imposed sanctions on three individuals for their roles in the conflict in South Sudan. Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) for being leaders of entities whose actions expanded or extend the conflict in…