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Unites States Announces a Total of $1.2 Billion over Two Years to Support South Africa's HIV Response to Reach Epidemic Control

This commitment of U.S. funding includes an HIV Treatment “Surge” that supports President Ramaphosa’s call to action, in his State of the Nation address, to provide life-saving HIV treatment to two million more South Africans by 2020

The United States’ Global AIDS Coordinator & Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Ambassador Deborah L. Birx M.D, and South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, announced yesterday at the Global Citizen concert that the United States, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (U.S. PEPFAR), is…

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Reestablishment of a Permanent Diplomatic Presence in Somalia

This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu

On December 2, for the first time since the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu on January 5, 1991, the United States reestablished a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia. This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in…

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United States and the Republic of the Congo Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

This Agreement strengthens the civil aviation partnership between the two countries and deepens commercial and economic ties

United States and the Republic of the Congo Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement We welcome the December 4, 2018 signing of the new Open Skies Air Transport Agreement between the United States and the Republic of the Congo.  This Agreement strengthens the civil aviation partnership between the two countries…

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Media Advisory | December 6, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

The moderator will facilitate the Q and A among the connected callers

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11:30 UTC| 13:30 SAST| 14:30 EAT for a telephonic press briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will speak to us from Nairobi, Kenya to discuss U.S. policy in Africa and…

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The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Backs African Cellular Communications Company with $100m Loan

The project is expected to have a highly developmental impact particularly in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Africell Holdings Limited today signed a commitment letter for $100 million to expand access to telecommunications in Africa. The project is expected to have a highly developmental impact particularly in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the…

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Remarks at 2nd Annual U.S.-African Union Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Week

Alina L. Romanowski, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

As prepared Good morning, everyone. I would like to thank the African Union and the U.S. Mission to the African Union for convening this conference and for inviting me to speak here today. The United States and the African Union have an unbreakable partnership in the battle against violent extremism.…

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Cameroon's Presidential Election Results

We urge all parties – including the government – to respect the rule of law, resolve peacefully any disputes through established legal channels, and avoid hate speech

The United States congratulates the people of Cameroon for largely peaceful elections on October 7. We urge all parties – including the government – to respect the rule of law, resolve peacefully any disputes through established legal channels, and avoid hate speech. While we welcome the Cameroonian Election Commission’s demonstrable…

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Media Advisory | October 23, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

The Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs is focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the continent

EVENT: Please join us on October 23, 2018 at 07:45 EDT | 13:45 SAST for a telephonic Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary Nagy will discuss U.S. policy in Africa and preview his upcoming travel to the region.…

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U.S. Government Strengthens Support to Lesotho’s Battle against HIV/AIDS

Over the next 5 years, approved total funding levels of up to US$250 million for programming through U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) implementing partners is anticipated

In Maseru today, the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the government of Lesotho signed a five-year bilateral Development Objective Grant Agreement to provide the Framework for USAID’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) funding for Lesotho. Over the next 5 years, approved…

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Media Advisory | October 15, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims on World Food Day

Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of World Food Day, including USAID’s Feed the future program

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, October 15 at 09:00 EDT | 15:00 SAST for a telephonic press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims.  Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of…