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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks today at a UN Security Council Open Debate on peace and security in Africa. Ambassador Haley highlighted the nexus between humanitarian crises, human rights, and international peace and security on the continent.  “More than 14 million people are…

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U.S. Army Africa and 101st Airborne Division to participate in Exercise Shared Accord 2017

The exercise, which will take place at the South Africa National Defense Force Combat Training Center, will include headquarters staff training, land force maneuvers and culminate with a platoon-level live-fire demonstration

The U.S. military, in partnership with the South Africa National Defense Force, will conduct Exercise Shared Accord 2017, a command post and company-level field training exercise, July 17 – August 3. Shared Accord 17 is a U.S. Africa Command directed and U.S. Army Africa led exercise designed to assess the…

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Africa: The South Sudan Conflict on the 6th Anniversary of its Independence

On this day meant to celebrate South Sudan’s creation, we call upon South Sudan’s leaders and all parties to end this self-destructive violence, to return to political dialogue, and to help South Sudan realize its full potential

The birth of South Sudan in 2011 was marked by hope for a peaceful and prosperous future. The American people, like many around the world, celebrated as the South Sudanese forged a free and independent nation following years of strife. Six years later, on the occasion of South Sudan’s independence,…

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Africa: Comoros National Day

Best wishes to the people of Comoros as you celebrate Independence Day on July 6. The American people value our long and warm relationship with Comoros and its people. We reaffirm our commitment to continuing our joint efforts to strengthen democratic institutions, advance regional peace and security, and promote economic…

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July 10 Briefing with Robert Jenkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, on U.S. humanitarian aid to fight famine in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, July 10 at 13:30 GMT (9:30am EDT) for a telephonic press conference with Robert Jenkins, who will discuss food insecurity and the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Mr. Jenkins will also discuss the relationship between conflict and famine, and what…

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Africa: On the Occasion of Cabo Verde's National Day

Cabo Verde is a model of democratic governance and multi-party democracy, and is one of Africa’s best political and economic success stories

On behalf of the United States, congratulations as you celebrate Cabo Verde’s 42nd year of independence on July 5. Our countries’ longstanding friendship dates back to the 18th century and our current partnership is based on our shared ties and democratic values. Cabo Verde is a model of democratic governance…

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U.S. and Togo to Co-host the 2017 AGOA Forum in Lome, Togo

The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the U.S. and Africa

The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lome, Togo from Aug. 8-10.  The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the U.S.…

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Secretary's Remarks: Democratic Republic of the Congo National Day

The Democratic Republic of the Congo stands at a critical juncture, with an opportunity to build on and consolidate the important gains of the past years through an historic peaceful and democratic transfer of power

Best wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 57 years of independence. The Democratic Republic of the Congo stands at a critical juncture, with an opportunity to build on and consolidate the important gains of the past years through an historic peaceful and democratic transfer…