Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Griffiths And President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Maurer

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price

Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met virtually with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer about efforts to strengthen the provision of urgently needed humanitarian assistance and other activities supporting basic…

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UN in Geneva celebrates 6 decades supporting impartial TV news

The UN Office in Geneva is celebrating a 60-year collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union of public-service broadcasters, which has helped transparent, fair and impartial television news to be seen around the world

For years, the United Nations and its agencies in Geneva have relied on global news agencies and other media outlets based at the Palace of Nations to get the latest breaking stories out to the world daily.  But one special partnership with the Geneva-based European Broadcast Union (EBU), ensures that public service…

Source: Department of Science and Innovation, Republic of South Africa |

Science and Innovation on launch of South African nanosatellite constellation

Elon Musk's SpaceX Transporter-3 mission to launch South African nanosatellite constellation

In a first for South Africa's space industry, three locally produced nanosatellites will be launched into space today. The first Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite constellation (MDASat-1) will be launched as part of US aerospace company SpaceX's Transporter-3 mission. The launch is scheduled to take place from Cape Canaveral in the…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

U.S. Seeks to Empower Women Business Leaders in Tanzania through Trade and Investment

During the event, a group of Tanzanian businesswomen shared market insights with more than 125 U.S. companies interested in exploring business opportunities in the region

On Tuesday, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Middle East and Africa, Camille Richardson, convened a virtual meeting to help facilitate the development of partnerships between women entrepreneurs in the United States and Tanzania. The “Connecting with Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania & Beyond” event hosted by Deputy Assistant Secretary…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Coronavirus - Mauritius: The United States donates 203,580 doses of the Pfizer Vaccines to Mauritius

The vaccine donation is part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to leading an international and coordinated vaccine effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic

A donation of 203,580 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines was presented, this morning, by the U.S. Embassy to Mauritius to the Mauritian authorities, during a ceremony held at Newton Tower, in Port-Louis. The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade,…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the New U.S. Embassy Project in Niamey Achieves LEED® Platinum

By responding to the local climate, many of the energy and water-saving measures are integrated into the project’s design and construction

The new U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger has been certified LEED Platinum by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). USGBC’s LEED green building program certifies the design, construction, maintenance, and operations of high-performance buildings. This certification marks the first Platinum project in western Africa and is the Bureau of…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

U.S. Commits to the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Tanzania

Since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, the United States’ commitment to combat human trafficking has only grown

On December 30, 2021, President Biden proclaimed January 2022 as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. An estimated 24.9 million people are trapped in some form of human trafficking worldwide, including in the United States, and COVID-19 continues to make millions more vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers. Human trafficking robs millions…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

ECOWAS Action on Mali

We support ECOWAS’s decision to impose additional economic and financial sanctions to urge the transition government to keep its pledge to the Malian people to return their country to democracy

The United States commends the strong actions taken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in defense of democracy and stability in Mali following its Extraordinary Summit on January 9, 2022. We share ECOWAS’s deep disappointment with the transition government of Mali’s lack of action or progress toward…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

Coronavirus-Niger: The United States Donates 398,970 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to Niger

The United States are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with no strings attached with the singular objective of saving lives

The Embassy of the United States in Niger is pleased to announce the arrival of 398,970 doses of Pfizer vaccine that the U.S is sharing with Niger through COVAX as a gift from the American people.  The vaccines arrived in Niamey on January 8, 2022.  The United States are sharing…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK, US welcome UN's announcement on Sudan

The UN Interim Transition Assistance Mission to Sudan is facilitating discussions to resolve Sudan’s political crisis

The Quad (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America) welcome the United Nations Secretary-General’s announcement that the UN Interim Transition Assistance Mission to Sudan is facilitating discussions to resolve Sudan’s political crisis.  We strongly support this UN-facilitated, Sudanese-led dialogue initiative.  We urge all…