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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Northern Ethiopia Crisis

With this funding, the United States has provided nearly $663 million in humanitarian assistance for northern Ethiopia since the crisis began

The United States is providing more than $26 million in additional assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia.  With this funding, the United States has provided nearly $663 million in humanitarian assistance for northern Ethiopia since the crisis began. This assistance from the American people will enable our…

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Sanctioning Eritrean Military Leader in Connection with Human Rights Abuse in Ethiopia

Filipos is designated pursuant to Executive Order 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and targets perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world

The United States is designating the Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF) Chief of Staff General Filipos Woldeyohannes (Filipos) for his connection with serious human rights abuse committed during the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia.  Filipos is designated pursuant to Executive Order 13818, which builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights…

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U.S. Leadership on Human Rights and Ending Systemic Racism

The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on racism and police brutality against Africans and people of African descent

This Administration is deeply dedicated to addressing racial injustice and inequities at home and abroad. On the global stage, the United States is leading by example. Last month, the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on racism and police brutality against Africans and people of African descent…

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Acting Assistant Secretary Peterson’s travel to Democratic Republic of Congo

To represent the United States in the first ever U.S.-DRC bilateral human rights dialogue

Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Lisa Peterson will travel to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), June 14-18, to represent the United States in the first ever U.S.-DRC bilateral human rights dialogue. Under the rubric of the U.S.-DRC Privileged Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, Acting…

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Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to peace and security

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the citizens of Guinea-Bissau as you celebrate your Independence Day. As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to peace and security, economic growth,…

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

Americans have now provided more than $4.9 billion in donations and assistance globally for COVID-19 response

The United States is leading the global response to COVID-19 with foreign assistance funding. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and other foreign assistance. Our global efforts build upon decades of U.S. investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance,…

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Coronavirus - Republic of the Congo: National Day of the Republic of the Congo

As the world continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we commend Congo’s efforts to ensure the safety of its people

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the Republic of the Congo and its citizens as you celebrate the 60th anniversary of your independence. As the world continues to deal with the effects of the…

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Coronavirus: Côte d’Ivoire Independence Day

As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to defeating the pandemic

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the government and people of Côte d’Ivoire as you celebrate 60 years of independence. As our countries continue to combat COVID-19, we are encouraged by our shared commitment to defeating the…

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Coronavirus: Benin Independence Day

We are committed to working together to ensure continued progress as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic together

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send congratulations to the Government of Benin and the Beninese people on the 60th anniversary of your independence. As President Talon and I discussed during our meeting earlier this…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: On the Occasion of Liberia’s Independence Day

Longstanding U.S. investments made in Liberia’s health sector during the Ebola outbreak have been critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend my congratulations to the people of Liberia as you mark 173 years of independence. The United States and Liberia share deep historical and cultural bonds, and we are…