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Supporting a transition to civilian rule in Sudan

Sudan’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism remains in effect, and Phase II discussions are suspended

The United States supports a transition to a peaceful and democratic Sudan led by civilians who represent the diversity of Sudanese society. The will of the Sudanese people is clear: it is time to move toward a transitional government that is inclusive and respectful of human rights and the rule…

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Millennium Challenge Corporation Celebrates Launch of New Gender Unit in Côte d’Ivoire during W-GDP Trip

The gender unit is a requirement for funding of the Skills for Employability and Productivity Project under the five-year $524.7 million MCC Côte d’Ivoire Compact

Officials from the U.S. government and Côte d’Ivoire together celebrated Tuesday the launching of a new gender unit within the Ivoirian Ministry of National Education that will focus on improving education and training for girls and women to strengthen the workforce and meet the needs of the Ivoirian private sector.…

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at Adzope Cocoa Farm

USAID is grateful for the partnership that is represented here today

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning everyone. I have to correct the minister on one thing.  The minister said that Ms. Trump, Ivanka Trump, wanted to leave the hotel and come out and see.  I would put it differently: no one would stop her from coming to see you. So, she was very…

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Sudan

We agree with the Sudanese people that the first step is forging a new transitional body that includes leadership and participation by civilians representing the diversity and breadth of Sudanese society

Thank you, Mr. President. And welcome, it’s great to have you join us in the Council today. Mr. President, over the past days, we have seen a dramatic and significant series of events unfold in Sudan. However, the demands of the Sudanese for a representative government have not yet been…

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Thirty-seven young women from across Africa graduate from "Women in African Power" Program

This training equips a new generation of women leaders to contribute to Africa’s energy sector

After a month-long intensive training, 37 hand-picked women from 22 countries across Africa will graduate from the Women in African Power (WiAP) Program.  This training equips a new generation of women leaders to contribute to Africa’s energy sector. This prestigious graduation will be attended by the Minister in the Presidency…

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Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Acting President and CEO David Bohigian Announce $1 Billion OPIC 2X Africa Women's Investment Initiative

OPIC aims to unlock the full economic potential of women in Africa by catalyzing $1 billion, directly investing $350 million, to businesses and funds owned by women

David Bohigian, Acting President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump today announced the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa. The announcement was made during a U.S. Government delegation to…

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USAID Administrator Green's and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump's Visit to Ethiopia

The delegation next met with African Union Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey to discuss how women's empowerment can spur economic growth in Africa

Today, USAID Administrator Mark Green, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, and Acting OPIC President and CEO Dave Bohigian paid respects to the victims of Ethiopian Airlines 302 crash at the Holy Trinity Church in Addis Ababa. They met with religious leaders representing the diverse faiths of those who perished…

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Somali Forces & U.S. Africa Command Conduct Airstrike Targeting Al-Shabaab

Airstrikes are one part of the U.S. strategy to support Somali forces in their commitment to the Federal Government of Somalia’s advancement of economic development, governance, and their military institutions

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Garowle, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia, on April 11, 2019. Airstrikes are one part of the U.S. strategy to support Somali forces in their commitment to the Federal…

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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Opening Remarks on the Policy Framework at Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) Global Development Forum

My first trip as an Administrator was to the Horn of Africa

By Administrator Mark Green's First off, I think almost all of us who are brought into the work of development are driven by personal experiences.  And that's very much the case for me. I lived in Africa a couple of times in my life. I started off as a teacher…