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Cabo Verde's National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to Cabo Verdeans as they celebrate 43 years of independence. The United States and Cabo Verde share a longstanding friendship based on our mutual commitment to strengthening democracy and good governance, enhancing economic opportunities,…

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Prime Minister Ouyahia in Algeria

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ ‎On June 28, after participating in the Fifth U.S.-Algeria Counterterrorism Dialogue in Algiers, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. The Deputy Secretary and Prime Minister discussed cooperation to address regional issues, including their support…

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Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom to Travel to Nigeria

The Ambassadors will also tour the National Mosque and visit a refugee camp

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will travel to Abuja, Kaduna, and Lagos, Nigeria from June 18-22. Alongside Ambassador W. Stuart Symington, Ambassador Brownback will meet with government officials, religious leaders, and civil society groups. The Ambassadors will also tour the National Mosque and visit a refugee…

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Press Statement by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State on the Occasion of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's National Day

Press Statement by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State on the Occasion of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's National Day: On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I send my best wishes to all Ethiopians as they celebrate their National Day on May 28. The…

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2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with Richard Glenn, senior U.S. Department of State official covering wildlife trafficking and transnational crime in Africa

Wildlife trafficking threatens not only wildlife, but also national and global security

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, May 8, 2017 at 12:00 (GMT) for a telephonic press conference with Richard Glenn, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Mr. Glenn will discuss wildlife trafficking in Africa and U.S. efforts to halt this bloody crime. BACKGROUND: Wildlife…

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Attack on Libyan High National Elections Commission

This terrorist attack against a key pillar of Libya’s fragile democracy only deepens the United States’ commitment to support all Libyans as they prepare for credible and secure elections

The United States strongly condemns today’s ISIS-claimed attack on the Libyan High National Elections Commission in Tripoli. We offer condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery for those injured. We stand with all Libyans in the fight against terrorism and remain committed to working with…

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Sudan: End Fighting, Open Humanitarian Access in Jebel Marra, Darfur

There are credible reports that villages were targeted for attack during clashes between the Government of Sudan (GoS) forces and the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW)

The United States is deeply concerned by the recent fighting in Darfur's Jebel Marra region. There are credible reports that villages were targeted for attack during clashes between the Government of Sudan (GoS) forces and the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW), resulting in thousands of newly displaced civilians. We call…