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Coronavirus - Sudan: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Announces a Contribution of $356.2 Million from the U.S. Government for Sudan's Democratic Transition

It also includes funds to help Sudan respond to the pandemic of COVID-19

The United States is providing $356.2 million to support the democratic transition in the Republic of Sudan following a peaceful revolution in 2019. The Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Barsa, announced this commitment today at the Sudan Partnership Conference, a virtual event co-hosted by the European…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Fulfilled President Trump’s commitment to provide ventilators to our allies in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America

Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity of the American people, our foreign assistance is saving lives and helping to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The United States continues to lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The first shipment of ventilators donated by the United States, through USAID, arrived in the Republic of South Africa on May 11, 2020

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Background Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response - April 22, 2020

In Africa, the U.S is providing more than $65 million in health assistance

EVENT:   Please join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for a telephonic press briefing with a senior U.S. official speaking on background about the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. BACKGROUND:  The United States is the undisputed leader in the provision of health and humanitarian aid, around the world and has continued to demonstrate…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: Secretary Pompeo’s call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Thanked the Prime Minister and Ethiopian Airlines for their continued support to provide flights to American citizens stranded overseas by the COVID-19 pandemic

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.  Secretary Pompeo thanked the Prime Minister and Ethiopian Airlines for their continued support to provide flights to American citizens stranded overseas by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Secretary underscored…

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United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) Cancels Exercise Phoenix Express

The decision not to proceed with the exercise comes in response to the global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

After careful consideration with exercise participants and the host nation, Exercise Phoenix Express 2020 (OE20) has been cancelled for force protection considerations. The decision not to proceed with the exercise comes in response to the global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while minimizing exposure of…

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U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise African Lion cancelled

African Lion was scheduled to take place from March 23 to April 4, 2020, in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal

After careful consideration and coordination with exercise participants and African host nation partners, U.S. Africa Command’s Exercise African Lion 2020 has been cancelled. Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to cancel the exercise was made based on international travel restrictions associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to…

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U.S. Africa Command cancels exercise Obangame Express

The decision not to proceed with the exercise comes in response to the global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

After careful consideration with exercise participants and host-nation countries, exercise Obangame Express 2020 has been canceled. Obangame Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of participating nations to counter sea-based illicit activity. The decision not to…

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Military Leaders adjust scope of Exercise African Lion to protect against COVID-19

Scheduled to start March 23, the exercise will now include only portions that do not require lodging of troops in close quarters

Military leaders from the United States, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal will modify the size and scope of African Lion to minimize exposure of U.S. and partner nation service members to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). "The safety and protection of all of our forces -- U.S. and partner nation -- is…

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Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance Working Group Convenes in Marrakech, Morocco

Fifty-five delegations, including international organizations, from around the world participated in the working group

The United States, Poland, Morocco, and Kenya convened the Warsaw Process Counterterrorism and Illicit Finance working group, hosted by the Government of Morocco in Marrakech on March 4-5, 2020.  Fifty-five delegations, including international organizations, from around the world participated in the working group.  Delegations discussed the ever-changing threat posed by…