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Imposing Sanctions on Senior Liberian Government Officials

McGill has used his position to undermine the integrity and independence of Liberia’s democratic institutions and subvert government priorities for personal gain

The United States is designating Liberian government officials Nathaniel McGill, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff to President George Weah; Sayma Syrenius Cephus, the Solicitor General and Chief Prosecutor of Liberia; and Bill Twehway, the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), for their involvement…

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24th Anniversary of the 1998 Embassy Bombings

The terrorist attacks against our Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania claimed 224 innocent victims and injured more than 4,500 others

Today we solemnly remember the lives — Americans, Kenyans, Tanzanians, and others — that were violently taken from us 24 years ago. The terrorist attacks against our Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania claimed 224 innocent victims and injured more than 4,500 others. Among those we honor are the…

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer’s Travel to Egypt, the UAE, and Ethiopia

Special Envoy Hammer will have an opportunity to review progress on delivery of humanitarian assistance, and accountability for human rights violations and abuses

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer will travel to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Ethiopia July 24-August 1. He will provide U.S. support toward forging a diplomatic resolution to issues related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would achieve the interests of all parties and contribute to…

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Sao Tome and Principe National Day

On this occasion, we applaud Sao Tome and Principe’s commitment to democracy and good governance

By Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the United States, I extend my best wishes and congratulations to the people of Sao Tome and Principe on the 47th anniversary of your independence. On this occasion, we applaud Sao Tome and Principe’s commitment to democracy and good governance.…

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Assistant Secretary Noyes’ Travel to Uganda and Geneva

In Uganda, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with international organization partners and with Ugandan government officials to discuss the recent refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Julieta Valls Noyes travels to Uganda July 9-15 and Geneva July 16-19. While in Uganda, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with international organization partners and with Ugandan government officials to discuss the recent refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and…

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United States: South Sudan National Day

The United States stands with the people of South Sudan

By Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan on eleven years of independence. The United States stands with the people of South Sudan. We are committed to working with the transitional government, a…

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Comoros National Day

The United States values its strong relationship with the Union of the Comoros, as we work together on promoting maritime security in the Indian Ocean and addressing climate change globally

It is a pleasure to congratulate the Comorian people on the forty-seventh anniversary of their independence. The United States values its strong relationship with the Union of the Comoros, as we work together on promoting maritime security in the Indian Ocean and addressing climate change globally. The United States looks…

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Civilians Killed in Ethiopia

Continued reports such as these underscore the urgency of ending the ongoing armed conflict in Ethiopia

The United States is gravely concerned by reported killings of civilians in the Amhara community of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia this weekend. We mourn for the victims and extend our sincerest condolences to survivors and all those who lost loved ones in this horrific act. We also call on…

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U.S.: Assistant Secretary Phee’s Travel to Sudan

The United States is committed to supporting the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee will travel to Sudan from June 5-9. Assistant Secretary Phee’s visit is in support of the Sudanese-led process to resolve the crisis following the October 2021 military takeover.  The process is facilitated by the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan…

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United States Support for the Sudanese Tripartite Political Process

The UNITAMS-AU-IGAD facilitated process is the most inclusive mechanism to achieve an urgently needed agreement on a civilian-led transitional framework

The United States reiterates its strong support for the combined efforts of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), the African Union (AU), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to facilitate a political process to restore a civilian-led transition to democracy in Sudan.  We welcome the outreach and…