Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Situation in Southern Libya

Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson

The United States is concerned by ongoing tensions in southern Libya, which have prolonged the closure of critical oil infrastructure and deprived all Libyans of vital economic resources. We call on all parties to urgently establish a mutually acceptable security arrangement that will guarantee the safety of National Oil Corporation…

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Kick4Peace – Promoting Tolerance among Youth through Football

The U.S. Embassy partnered with El-Zoe Foundation and the Government of Cameroon to organize a football clinic for youth in Banyo, from February 8 to 11, 2019. The program included presentations and discussions on topical issues such as tolerance, fair-play, teamwork, and the importance of education. Participants were also equipped…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Launches Annual Video Competition

The Embassy invites all current and aspiring filmmakers to create videos up to three minutes in length to depict why they stand for peace; why peace is important; and how peace can be achieved

The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa has announced the theme of its annual video competition: “I Stand for Peace”. The Embassy invites all current and aspiring filmmakers to create videos up to three minutes in length to depict why they stand for peace; why peace is important; and how…

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U.S. Hands Over $4 Million in New Medical Equipment and Medicines for Developing Regions

The project will also train Ethiopian health center staff on how to properly use and maintain the new equipment

The United States handed over more than USD $4 million (approximately 115 million ETB) worth of new medical equipment and medicines to the Ministry of Health for use in hospitals and health centers in the regional states of Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and Somali. The equipment was provided by the United…

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DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high

Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country

International flows of trade, capital, information and people all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007; Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country; Mozambique named as one of the countries where international flows most exceed expectations DHL (www.DHL.com) released the fifth edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) yesterday –…

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U.S. Embassy brings DEA to workshop with Namibian Drug Enforcement Division officials

The workshop was attended by 28 Drug Enforcement Division officers who travelled from around the country to join the informative briefing

The U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently offered a workshop to the Namibian Police Force-Drug Enforcement Division which included a regional overview and a discussion of drug trafficking trends. The DEA also provided drug testing kits to the Drug Enforcement Division. The workshop was…

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U.S. Investing $40 Million to Support Goal of Universal Health Coverage in Ethiopia

The project will also work with public and private healthcare providers to better utilize resources and revenues to finance their services

Today the United States launched a new, five-year USD $40 million Health Financing Improvement Program to invest in expanding Ethiopia’s capacity to provide quality affordable healthcare to citizens across the country. Under the new program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will work with the Ministry of Health to…

Source: Embassy of the United States of America in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire |

Coastal Resilience Project launches in Fresco – Cote d’Ivoire, to protect Ecosystems and improve lives of thousands

The Fresco coastal landscape includes the Fresco Lagoon and the upstream watershed consisting of the Bolo and Niouniourou rivers

A new Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is being launched in Fresco, southern Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, February 13, to promote the wellbeing of households living in an area that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and an urgent need to increase…

Source: Monthly Review Foundation |

A Critical Look at China’s One Belt One Road Initiative

There are reasons to believe that this strategy is seriously flawed, with working people, including in China, destined to pay a high price for its shortcomings

By Martin Hart-Landsberg China’s growth rate remains impressive, even if on the decline. The country’s continuing economic gains owe much to the Chinese state’s (1) still considerable ability to direct the activity of critical economic enterprises and sectors such as finance, (2) commitment to policies of economic expansion, and (3)…