Source: U.S. Department of State |

Mustafa Al-Imam Sentenced for Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya

Al-Imam’s sentencing today sends a strong message to those who would attempt to commit such a heinous crime

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Mustafa Al-Imam was sentenced on January 23 to more than 19 years in prison for his participation in the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.  Al-Imam’s sentencing today sends a strong message to those who would attempt to…

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Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

U.S. and Ghana partner to Build Capable and Resilient Security and Justice Sector Institutions

The National Border Fusion Center will serve as an information-sharing hub for border security to facilitate informed, rapid decision-making

The United States and Ghana continue bilateral efforts in the areas of border, maritime, police peacekeeping, cyber security, and the administration of justice to build capable and resilient security and justice sector institutions.  Three high-level officials – U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

U.S. Government handover 16 Motorcycles to President’s Office – Regional Administrator and Local Government (PORALG) for improved Community HIV Services

The motorcycles will be used to monitor the provision of social welfare services to vulnerable children and families

On January 23, 2020, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 16 Yamaha motorcycles and 800 filing cabinets to the Government of Tanzania. The motorcycles will be used to monitor the provision of social welfare services to vulnerable children and families. Community caseworkers are…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and USAID seek to expand Lifesaving Medical Products for Mothers in Africa

Project would mark the first investment of The Maternal Outcomes Matter (MOMs) Initiative

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that they will pursue supporting LifeBank’s efforts to expand access to lifesaving medical products—namely blood and blood products—for mothers in Africa. Announced at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos,…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

U.S.- Cameroonian Military Cooperation Broadens and Matures

The United States has made significant contributions to Cameroon’s maritime security

Starting in January 2020, the United States began its one-year secretariat of the G7++ Friends of Gulf of Guinea Group, with Gabon serving as co-secretariat.  This group coordinates the support of international partners for the maritime security standards agreed upon by West and Central African heads of state at a…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

Health should not be a privilege for the rich—the right to health belongs to everyone

In sub-Saharan Africa, four out of five new HIV infections among adolescents are among adolescent girls

Gaps in public financing for health can be met by eliminating tax dodging and implementing progressive taxation; health and development must be protected from the growing impact of debt UNAIDS is calling on governments to ensure that the right to health is realized by all by prioritizing public investments in…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

International Tourism Growth continues to outpace the Global Economy

Limited data available for Africa (+4%) points to continued strong results in North Africa (+9%) while arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa grew slower in 2019 (+1.5%)

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. By the same token, this calls for such growth to be managed…

Mashreq
Source: Mashreq |

Executive appointment: Tarek El Nahas to join Mashreq as Head of International Banking

Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6 countries in the MENA region

Mashreq (https://www.Mashreqbank.com/), one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has appointed Tarek El Nahas as its new Head of International Banking Group. Tarek spent 25 years at Citibank, most recently as the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for North Africa, Egypt and Levant, managing teams across 6…

U.S. Embassy in The Gambia
Source: U.S. Embassy in The Gambia |

Radio Station Features U.S. Ambassador

The Ambassador hailed the work of Peace Corps volunteers and thanked the communities who host them and make them part of their village communities and host families

During his introductory trip to the Upper River Region – the farthest east of the Gambian regions – Ambassador Carl Paschall addressed communities via the most popular local media: radio.  The Ambassador appeared on the radio talk show “Development Forum” and discussed U.S. Support for The Gambia, detailing the many ways…

Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis en Tunisie |

Prosper Africa: Registration Open, Tunis

Prosper Africa: Registration Open, Tunis, Tunisia - 06 February 2020

Registration is now open for the U.S. Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce of Tunisia’s conference promoting Prosper Africa at this link: http://seminr.site/. Prosper Africa, the U.S. government initiative to increase trade and investment between the United States and Africa, will provide a greater connection between the U.S. and African…