Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Ambassador Jacobson Visits Hawassa, Sidama & Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Regions to Review United States (U.S.) Supported Projects

In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022, the Ambassador visited a community health center providing services to people affected by HIV/AIDS

Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U. S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, traveled to Hawassa to meet with the regional presidents of both the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and the Sidama regions.  She met with SNNPR President H.E. Ristu Yirdaw and President of Sidama Region H.E. Desta…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

$8 Million United States (U.S.) Millennium Challenge Corporation Grant to Advance Progress on Development of Zambia Compact

MCC and the Zambian government are working together to identify investments that present the greatest opportunities for inclusive economic growth

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced USD $8 million (138.8 million kwacha) in new grant funding to the Zambian government to advance the development of an MCC compact program to reduce poverty through economic growth in Zambia.  MCC compact programs average approximately USD $350 million and are designed…

Source: FIFA |

USA still on top, Germany closing

Sweden (3rd, minus 1) have dropped one place to the third, ahead of England (4th, -) and France (5th, -). Canada (6th, plus 1) are closing in on the top 5, while Spain (7th, minus 1) have lost a little ground

USA lead the way, with Germany not far behind; Portugal and Republic of Ireland hit all-time highs; Estonia and Turkey on the rise. While the eyes of the planet have been trained on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ for the last couple of weeks, women’s football has not stood still.…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States (U.S.) and Morocco Co-Host Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop

The workshop also featured expert briefings, a scenario-based tabletop exercise, and a visit to the Port of Tangier Med to observe a cargo inspection

The United States and Morocco co-hosted the North African Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Workshop from December 6-8, 2022, in Tangier, Morocco. The workshop – the first of its kind in the region – demonstrated partnership and commitments to countering threats from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the region.  Over the…

African Energy Week (AEW)
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Africa’s Energy Sector Is in Need of Practical, and Not Reactionary, Solutions at the US and African Leaders Summit in Washington DC: (By NJ Ayuk)

U.S. and African Presidents must address energy poverty and a Just Transition

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) We are confident that, like previous meetings between American and African Leaders, the events of the highly anticipated Africa Leaders’ Summit, taking place Dec. 13-15 in Washington, D.C., will show America’s earnest and enduring commitment to Africa in the broad sense.…

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GE’s New Technical Solution for its Mobile Gas Turbines Further Reduces Emissions to Low Single Digits, Surpassing United States (U)S and World Bank Emissions Standards

GE developed an innovative technical solution on four TM2500* aeroderivative gas turbines deployed at the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) sites in Yuba City and Roseville

GE’s (www.GE.com) mobile aeroderivative gas turbines can now meet the most stringent emissions standard requirements; First system successfully installed on four GE TM2500* aeroderivative gas turbines in California; The developed solution is now available for GE TM2500* units globally; It includes proven Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, and effective post-combustion…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Botswana |

A Time to Reflect on the Gains and Challenges We Face As We Strive Towards Epidemic Control

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease internationally

World AIDS Day, which falls on December 1, is a day to remember our friends, family, co-workers, and loved ones lost to HIV.  It is also a day to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to recognize and support the 360,000 people in Botswana who are living with the virus to…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Gabon |

U.S. Chargée d’affaires Ellen Thorburn welcomes the Gabonese Association of Teachers of English

The teachers gathered for their annual convention to review current English teaching methods and to elect new leadership

U.S. Chargée d’affaires Ellen Thorburn welcomed the Gabonese Association of Teachers of English (GATE) to the Libreville American Corner. The teachers gathered for their annual convention to review current English teaching methods and to elect new leadership. Chargée Thorburn expressed her strong support for English language education in Gabon, and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone |

U.S. Ambassador supports Community-Based Projects throughout Sierra Leone

Ambassador Reimer congratulated the grantees and noted the important role played by the communities themselves, who are actively engaged in the planning and implementation of each project

On December 07, United States Ambassador David Reimer recognized grantees who received grants totaling USD 40,000 to eight Sierra Leonean led community organizations that work to improve economic and social conditions at the local level.  The funds will support projects in seven districts in the east, west, north, and south…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ghana |

United States (U.S) Donates Supplies to Help Prosecute Perpetrators and Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

These essential items will help the Ghana Police Service prosecute perpetrators and support survivors of gender-based violence

As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, U.S. Ambassador Virginia Palmer visited the Ghana Police Service’s Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) “One-Stop Center” today. During the visit, the Ambassador donated sexual assault examination kits and DNA reagents, chemicals, and supplies. These essential items will help the Ghana…