Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States Agency for International Development and Ghana Government Foster Private sector-led Economic Growth through Partnerships

The Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event draws private sector investment and encourages the sustainable growth of agribusinesses in Ghana

Recognized as the largest annual gathering of farmers, buyers, manufacturers, government officials, development partners and financial institutions, the Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event draws private sector investment and encourages the sustainable growth of agribusinesses in Ghana. On October 19, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

USAID Administrator Green Announces Call to Action

Administrator Green called on the private sector, universities, foundations, international research centers, and other development partners to join together to combat the Fall Armyworm, an invasive pest that is spreading rapidly through Africa

Statement by Clayton M. Mccleskey, Acting Spokesperson of United States Agency for International Development (USAID): In a keynote address at the annual World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced a call to action to combat the Fall Armyworm, a…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to Travel to South Africa for Africa Oil Week

Secretary Perry will also participate in a DOE-led workshop on Sharing Natural Gas Development Experiences and meet with African energy ministers

Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to South Africa to represent the United States at Africa Oil Week. During his time in Cape Town, the Secretary will provide remarks on U.S. oil and gas development, highlighting the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) commitment to bilateral energy partnerships…

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

Statement by the U.S. Embassy

We encourage all Ethiopians to continue to express their views peacefully, and encourage Ethiopian authorities to permit peaceful expression of views

The United States sees peaceful demonstrations as a legitimate means of expression and political participation. We note with appreciation a number of recent events during which demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, and during which security forces exercised restraint in allowing them to do so. We are saddened by reports that several recent protests ended in…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration enters into force today

The Convention has been signed by Australia, Belgium, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Netherlands, Sweden, Syria, United Kingdom and the United States

The United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency") will enter into force today, 18 October 2017. The Convention has to date been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. None of the ratifying States made reservations and, as a result, the Transparency Rules are…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Chad Visa Restrictions

The United States is committed to working with Chad to address the deficiencies, toward the goal of improving vetting capabilities and lifting visa restrictions

On October 13, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster spoke to Chad President Idriss Deby Itno to underscore the importance of the bilateral relationship and Chad’s effort as a key partner in countering terrorism. In a recent Presidential Proclamation, the United States identified the need for Chad to…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N'Djamena, Chad

The new Embassy is situated on a 12-acre site southeast of downtown, and includes a Chancery, a Marine Security Guard residence, support buildings, and facilities for the Embassy community

In an important symbol of our enduring partnership with the people of the Republic of Chad, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi, Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Ambassador William Moser, and Chadian Government officials dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena today. The new Embassy is situated on…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

U.S. Condemns Attacks in Mogadishu

We extend our‎ deepest condolences to all Somalis, especially those who lost friends and family in the attacks

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that killed and injured hundreds in Mogadishu on October 14. We extend our‎ deepest condolences to all Somalis, especially those who lost friends and family in the attacks. We further wish for a quick recovery for all those injured.…