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Chad Visa Restrictions

The United States is committed to working with Chad to address the deficiencies, toward the goal of improving vetting capabilities and lifting visa restrictions

On October 13, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster spoke to Chad President Idriss Deby Itno to underscore the importance of the bilateral relationship and Chad’s effort as a key partner in countering terrorism. In a recent Presidential Proclamation, the United States identified the need for Chad to…

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United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N'Djamena, Chad

The new Embassy is situated on a 12-acre site southeast of downtown, and includes a Chancery, a Marine Security Guard residence, support buildings, and facilities for the Embassy community

In an important symbol of our enduring partnership with the people of the Republic of Chad, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi, Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Ambassador William Moser, and Chadian Government officials dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena today. The new Embassy is situated on…

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U.S. Condemns Attacks in Mogadishu

We extend our‎ deepest condolences to all Somalis, especially those who lost friends and family in the attacks

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that killed and injured hundreds in Mogadishu on October 14. We extend our‎ deepest condolences to all Somalis, especially those who lost friends and family in the attacks. We further wish for a quick recovery for all those injured.…

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Equatorial Guinea National Day

We wish the people of Equatorial Guinea the very best as they celebrate with family and friends on this special day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Equatorial Guinea on your 49th anniversary of independence on October 12th. Our two countries share a focus on commercial and maritime security issues. Our bilateral relationship has potential to mature further as Equatorial Guinea…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Heather Nauert

Liberia's Presidential and Legislative Elections

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Heather Nauert: As a longstanding friend, the United States applauds the people of Liberia for exercising their democratic right to vote in the historic presidential and legislative elections. This is an important step toward achieving Liberia’s first peaceful transfer…

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Liberia's Presidential and Legislative Elections

We salute Liberia’s success in holding free and fair elections in 2005, 2011, and 2014 and urge Liberians to build on that tradition by peacefully and patiently awaiting the official results from the National Elections Commission

As a longstanding friend, the United States applauds the people of Liberia for exercising their democratic right to vote in the historic presidential and legislative elections. This is an important step toward achieving Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically-elected head of state to another in decades. We…

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Uganda National Day

The United States values its relationship with Uganda, a key partner with shared interests in promoting regional security and economic growth

On behalf of the people of the United States, our best wishes to all Ugandans as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your independence. The United States values its relationship with Uganda, a key partner with shared interests in promoting regional security and economic growth. After decades of cooperation, the…

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Violence in Cameroon

The Cameroonian government’s use of force to restrict free expression and peaceful assembly, and violence by protestors, are unacceptable

The United States is deeply concerned about violence and the loss of human life in protests that have taken place in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon since October 1. The Cameroonian government’s use of force to restrict free expression and peaceful assembly, and violence by protestors, are unacceptable.…

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Violence and Death of Burundi Nationals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The cause of the violence must be determined and perpetrators must be held accountable

The U.S. government is dismayed by the violence and death of more than 30 Burundian nationals and a Congolese soldier in Kamanyola, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) on September 15. We call upon the Government of the D.R.C. to work with the Office of the UN…

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U.S.-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests

With USAID, OSD, the CIA, and the NSC, we’ve all worked together for years and years, and so we know exactly what it is that has come before, what we need to achieve now, and what to move forward on

Ambassador Yamamoto: Let me just take a couple of minutes to talk about the United States, and what we’re doing to prepare for new challenges over the next four years, and reaffirming, and encouraging you that things are going well, and in a good direction. I’m very humbled that I…