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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Electoral Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The meeting was co-hosted by the United States, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, chaired a UN Security Council open Arria-formula meeting on the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The meeting was co-hosted by the United States, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. …

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February 13, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing: Acting Director for Economic and Regional Affairs Harry Sullivan on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

During the briefing, the speaker will make brief opening remarks then take questions from the field

EVENT: The Bureau of African Affairs Acting Director for Economic and Regional Affairs Harry Sullivan will provide an update on U.S. economic policy in Africa and efforts to expand trade and investment in Africa under AGOA. This briefing will be on the record. The telephonic briefing will take place on…

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Ambassador Haley on the Completion of Voter Registration in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The next steps will be for CENI to finalize the registry in accordance with calendar deadlines and consider an external audit

On January 31, the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced the closing of the DRC’s voter registration process. This marks another important step toward elections in December 2018 and the DRC’s first peaceful, democratic transfer of power. The overwhelming response to CENI’s…

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Africa: Cutlass Express Military Exercise 2018

Criminal activities pose a big threat to the security of Africa’s maritime environment

Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa is an exercise designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. “Criminal activities pose a big…

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Remarks by Millennium Challenge Corporation Acting CEO Jonathan Nash at the Africa Business and Investment Forum, Addis Ababa

Remarks by Millennium Challenge Corporation Acting CEO Jonathan Nash at the Africa Business and Investment Forum, Addis Ababa: Good morning everyone, your Excellencies, and distinguished guests. I am honored to be here today and to share the stage with such distinguished colleagues. I’m also looking forward to talking with all…

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Ambassador Haley on Reduced Administrative Fees for NGOs Working in South Sudan

This action will save NGOs approximately $2,500 compared to last year

This week, the Government of South Sudan waived registration fees for nongovernmental organizations‎. This action will save NGOs approximately $2,500 compared to last year. This includes NGOs that, along with UN agencies, provide life-saving assistance to 3 million people per month. However, work permit fees – often ranging between $2,000…

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January 30 Telephonic Press Briefing With Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Executive Vice President David S. Bohigian

David S. Bohigian will provide a readout on his recent travel to Sub-Saharan Africa where he visited OPIC-supported projects in the health, energy, and housing sector

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Executive Vice President David S. Bohigian on recent travel to Ghana, Togo, and Cameroon and previewing OPIC’s upcoming women’s initiative and agency priorities. EVENT: Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Executive Vice President David S.…

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New Power Africa Guide to Help Electricity Generators Improve Community Relations

The Guide outlines how electricity producers can best engage with electricity consumers

Power Africa, a U.S. Government initiative to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, today launched the Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya. The Guide outlines how electricity producers can best engage with electricity consumers. “This Guide is a critical addition to the Power Africa partnership. It is…

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Ambassador Haley on the Adoption of a Security Council Presidential Statement on Allegations of Slavery in Libya

The United States denounces modern slavery in all its forms and will continue to work with the international community to eradicate it from the globe

Ambassador Haley on the Adoption of a Security Council Presidential Statement on Allegations of Slavery in Libya: Today, the UN Security Council adopted a Presidential Statement on reports of migrants being sold into slavery in Libya. The United States strongly supports this action by the Council to call attention to…