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The United States welcomes Sudan’s Adoption of the Constitutional Declaration

The United States commends the mediators from the African Union and the Government of Ethiopia for their efforts to broker this landmark agreement

The United States congratulates the people of Sudan on the August 17 signing of the Constitutional Declaration and political agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council. We are encouraged by this first step in the establishment of a civilian-led transitional government. The United States…

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale’s meeting with Kenyan Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau

The Under Secretary reaffirmed that the new U.S.-Kenya strategic partnership is grounded in mutual cooperation, shared values, and common vision

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale met today with Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Ambassador Macharia Kamau and Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua in Nairobi, Kenya. The meetings followed the inaugural Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, which took place…

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Joint Statement Between the United States of America and the African Union Concerning the Development of the African Continental Free Trade Area

The United States and the African Union share a mutual desire and common goal to deepen dialogue and cooperation on trade and investment matters

Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney and African Union Commission Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga today signed a joint statement concerning trade between the United States and the African Union at the opening ceremony of the 2019 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. The text of the…

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Remarks of Ambassador C.J. Mahoney at the 2019 AGOA Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The changes in Africa and in the global trade policy landscape since AGOA was first enacted in 2000 have been profound

Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney delivered the following remarks at the opening ceremony of the 2019 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum: Good morning President Ouattara, esteemed Ministers and heads of delegations from our AGOA Partner Countries, Secretaries-General and Commissioners of the Regional Economic Communities and the…

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Public Designation of Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act

The Department has credible information that Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe was involved in the violent crackdown against unarmed Zimbabweans during post-election protests

The Secretary of State is publicly designating Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe, former Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army’s Presidential Guard Brigade and current Ambassador Designate of Zimbabwe to Tanzania, under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), due…

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Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Process

The Troika also welcomes the commitment made by the AU High-Level Ad hoc Committee (theC5) at the AU summit on 6 July to re-engage in South Sudan’s peace process

The Troika (the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) reaffirm their commitment to the IGAD-led South Sudan peace process and to the lasting peace the people of South Sudan deserve. The significant drop in political violence and the presence of many opposition politicians in Juba are welcome developments. However, with…

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U.S. airstrike targets ISIS-Somalia in support of the Federal Government of Somalia

Precision airstrikes such as these support Somali security forces efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism and support long-term security in the region

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS terrorists in the Golis Mountain region, Somalia, on July 27, 2019. "Airstrikes like these remain an effective tool in the counter-terrorist campaign against ISIS and al-Shabab," said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William West,…

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July 23 Briefing with Ambassador Donald E. Booth, Special Envoy to Sudan, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Booth will provide a briefing on the current situation in Sudan and take questions from participating journalists

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, for a telephonic press briefing with Ambassador Donald E. Booth, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan. Ambassador Booth will provide a briefing on the current situation in Sudan and take questions from participating journalists. DETAILS: Speaker: Ambassador Donald E. Booth, U.S. Special Envoy for…

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July 23 Briefing with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs and Constance Hamilton Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa

The 2019 Forum will explore how countries can maximize the benefits of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in a rapidly changing economic landscape

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, July 23 2019, at 8:30am EDT for a telephonic press conference with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs and Constance Hamilton, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa who will discuss the United States and Ivory Coast co-hosting the African Growth…

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July 17 Briefing on West Africa ― Public Health after the 2014-2016 Ebola Outbreak, with U.S. CDC's Center for Global Health Director Dr. Rebecca Martin

She will provide a briefing on public health progress in West Africa since the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for a telephonic press briefing with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Global Health Director Dr. Rebecca Martin. She will provide a briefing on public health progress in West Africa since the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak and…