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The Provisional Election Results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States stands with the people of Congo at this historic moment and it is they who should determine their country’s future

The United States takes note of the National Independent Electoral Commission's announcement of the provisional results of December 30 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We congratulate the millions of courageous voters who went to the polls across DRC to cast their ballots after two years of delay.…

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Nigeria at a Crossroads: The Upcoming Elections

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Introduction  Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the upcoming elections…

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Africa: The Republic of Kenya's National Day

The United States and Kenya maintain strong government and people-to-people ties

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my congratulations on the occasion of Kenya’s 55th Jamhuri Day. The United States and Kenya maintain strong government and people-to-people ties, and I am proud of this enduring relationship that…

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Secretary's Remarks: Burkina Faso's National Day

The United States looks forward to strengthening our partnership with Burkina Faso

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Government and people of Burkina Faso as you celebrate your national day on December 11. The United States supports Burkina Faso’s efforts to build stronger democratic institutions, promote economic reform,…

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Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne

The Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to Senegal with the signing of Senegal’s second Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne today in Washington, D.C. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to Senegal with the signing of Senegal’s second Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact. The $600 million compact will strengthen electrical…

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Secretary Pompeo Announces Latest Lifesaving the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Results

Additional PEPFAR data reveal that Ethiopia is on the verge of achieving HIV epidemic control

Today, in advance of World AIDS Day 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the latest results achieved by American leadership and partnerships through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has now saved more than 17 million lives. As of September 30, 2018, PEPFAR is…

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The Second Annual U.S.-AU Countering Violent Extremism Week

The conference will focus on developments and best practices in the Lake Chad Basin and Horn of Africa

The U.S. Mission to the African Union and the African Union opened their joint Countering Violent Extremism Week in Addis Ababa today. The second annual meeting will feature a conference followed by a two-day capacity-building communications-focused workshop for practitioners from across Africa. U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth…

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Zambia National Day

As you commemorate this special day, the United States wishes the people of Zambia peace and prosperity in the coming year

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Zambia on the 54th anniversary of your country’s independence. The United States and Zambia have a deep friendship. The United States looks forward to a continued partnership in promoting health, economic prosperity, good governance, and environmental…

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Cameroon's Presidential Election Results

While we welcome the Cameroonian Election Commission’s demonstrable improvement over the 2011 elections, there were a number of irregularities prior to, during, and after the October 7 election

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…