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WiSci Girls Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp in Namibia Begins June 17

Additional programmatic support is provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and World Learning

The fourth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Namibia, June 17-29, 2018. WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to impart skills to and create opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM). The 2018 camp in Namibia brings…

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Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom to Travel to Nigeria

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will travel to Abuja, Kaduna, and Lagos, Nigeria from June 18-22

Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom to Travel to Nigeria Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will travel to Abuja, Kaduna, and Lagos, Nigeria from June 18-22. Alongside Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, Ambassador Brownback will meet with government officials, religious leaders,…

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United States Statement on Situation in Somalia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these brave service members

During an operation on June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force member were wounded as the result of an enemy attack. Out of respect for the family of the fallen, we ask that everyone respects…

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for People Affected by Conflict in Nigeria and Surrounding Countries

More than two million people remain uprooted by the violence, and nearly 11 million people need assistance to survive

The United States announces nearly $112 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in Nigeria and surrounding countries in the Lake Chad region affected by the ongoing crisis. Nearly a decade of conflict perpetuated by Boko Haram and its offshoot ISIS-West Africa has triggered a humanitarian crisis in the…

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South Africa: June 13 Briefing with Pamela Fierst-Walsh, Senior Advisor for Conflict Minerals and U.S. Focal Point for the Kimberley Process on the Kimberley Process Intercessional

Senior Advisor Fierst-Walsh will provide a briefing on the Kimberley Process Intercessional and take questions from participating journalists

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 for a telephonic press briefing with Pamela Fierst-Walsh, Senior Advisor for Conflict Minerals and the Kimberley Process.  Senior Advisor Fierst-Walsh will provide a briefing on the Kimberley Process Intercessional and take questions from participating journalists. BACKGROUND: The Kimberley Process (KP) is an…

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Mandela Washington Fellows to Convene in Johannesburg

Over 400 promising young leaders from 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will gather to debate and collaborate on issues affecting the region

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), is hosting the first Continental Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Johannesburg, South Africa June 12 – 13, 2018. Over 400 promising young leaders from 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will gather…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Response to the Ebola Outbreak

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided personal protective equipment, laboratory supplies, the mobilization of two existing mobile labs, and a robust presence on the ground

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed $8 million dollars to support the joint Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Response Plan to the outbreak (currently budgeted at $56.7 million). In addition to this funding, USAID has provided personal…

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Violence at the June 2 Opposition March in Bamako, Mali

Attacking unarmed marchers engaged in peaceful dialogue is an affront to core democratic values

Violence at the June 2 Opposition March in Bamako, Mali The United States condemns the Government of Mali’s refusal to allow the opposition political march that was requested for June 2, and the subsequent use of violence and tear gas by security forces to break up the peaceful protest by…

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South Africa: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Immediate Release June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons.  In many…

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15th Anniversary of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with United States Global AIDS Coordinator and United States Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah L. Birx Via Teleconference, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018

OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the PEPFAR Update conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session; instructions will be given at that time. If you should require assistance during the call,…