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March 13 Telephonic Press Briefing on Obangame Express 2019

Exercise Obangame Express is a multinational maritime exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command that brings together African, European, South American, and U.S. forces

March 13  Briefing with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 14:00 GMT…

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March 13 Briefing with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command.

The speakers will discuss the merits of an exercise designed to improve regional cooperation

EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 14:00 GMT for a telephonic press conference with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command.…

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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) advances First Financing Project in Chad

OPIC’s loan will help FinLux Ellen Sarl distribute solar kits and appliances to individuals, schools, health clinics and small businesses in Chad

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad. OPIC’s loan will help FinLux Ellen Sarl distribute solar kits and appliances to individuals, schools, health clinics and small businesses in Chad,…

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Nigerian Election Results (Statement by Michael R. Pompeo)

We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process

Statement by Michael R. Pompeo The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process. We…

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Central African Republic

The United States is deeply committed to supporting the people of the Central African Republic as they work to build a peaceful and prosperous future

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, Acting Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York City, February 21, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President, and a warm welcome to Foreign Minister Baipo-Temon. Thank you, Special Representative Onanga-Anyanga, for your briefing and, more importantly, for your stewardship of MINUSCA over the…

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The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Provides Initial Financing to SunFunder's Solar Energy Transformation Fund to Expand Access to Beyond the Grid Solar

A customer in Ghana lights his home using a solar system supplied by PEG Africa, one of SunFunder's portfolio companies

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has provided initial financing to SunFunder’s $85 million Solar Energy Transformation Fund which supports businesses providing solar solutions to some of the millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa and India who lack access to electricity. The financing is…

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USD $1.5 million results-based grants for solar home system companies launched in Malawi to increase energy access

The USAID Southern Africa Energy Program, a is a five-year, 11 country program funded by USAID in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, launched a “Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program for Malawi” to expand energy access in the country via solar home systems (SHS). Power Africa will commit USD $5 million of support to the program,…

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Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement.  These military actions, and the trading of blame, must…

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POSTPONED - Online Video Press Briefing with David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

We will notify you directly when a new date for briefing has been scheduled

The below event has been POSTPONED - We will notify you directly when a new date for briefing has been scheduled EVENT:  Please join us on February 21, 2019 at 4:15PM for an online video press briefing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale. Under Secretary Hale will discuss…

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MEDIA ADVISORY | Online Video Press Briefing with David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

David Hale took the oath of office as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs on August 30, 2018

EVENT: Please join us on at 08:30 Eastern (13:30 UTC) on February 21, 2019 for an online video press briefing with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hale. Under Secretary Hale will discuss his recent travel to Africa and U.S. Africa policy. Broadcast-quality video and audio files will…