U.S. Embassy in Cote d'Ivoire
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Readout of State Dinner with the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire

Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the underlying goals of the United States' Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Following the World Bank Summit, the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, hosted a state dinner for Summit dignitaries, including Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, the U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Senator Lindsey Graham and USAID Administrator Mark Green.  Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the underlying goals of…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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We-Fi Regional Summit Calls for Urgent Public and Private Sector Action to Support Women Entrepreneurs in West Africa

The Summit concluded with a joint Call to Action

Heads of state, ministers, leaders of multilateral development banks, private sector executives, women entrepreneurs, and contributing governments of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) convened today at the first We-Fi Regional Summit to discuss concrete ways to strengthen support for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa. Attended…

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Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Sudan

We agree with the Sudanese people that the first step is forging a new transitional body that includes leadership and participation by civilians representing the diversity and breadth of Sudanese society

Thank you, Mr. President. And welcome, it’s great to have you join us in the Council today. Mr. President, over the past days, we have seen a dramatic and significant series of events unfold in Sudan. However, the demands of the Sudanese for a representative government have not yet been…

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International Rescue Committee (IRC) calls for action from Europe and US as conflict in Tripoli, Libya worsens

Global leaders have been unable to present a united front in the face of the violence

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is concerned by increasing fighting around Tripoli, Libya, which last night claimed the lives of 11 civilians and injured 22, including an IRC staff member. Global leaders have been unable to present a united front in the face of the violence. The IRC is calling on European…

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Readout of World Bank's First Regional Summit for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative

Ivanka Trump gave the keynote speech during the first ever West Africa Regional Summit of the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative

Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump gave the keynote speech during the first ever West Africa Regional Summit of the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), meeting with and hearing from local government officials, business leaders, and women entrepreneurs from the region. The United States was a founding member…

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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s meeting with Deputy Director-General of South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation Mxolisi Nkosi

On April 16, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov met with Deputy Director-General of South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation Mxolisi Nkosi. The meeting was preceded by Mr Nkosi’s detailed consultations with senior officials from the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Latin American Department. The parties had an engaging and substantive…

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U.S. Government delivers more than 700 Metric Tons of Humanitarian Assistance to Mozambicans impacted by Cyclone Idai

On March 20, USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to coordinate the U.S. government’s response efforts

The amount of humanitarian supplies delivered to Mozambique by the U.S. Government has surpassed 700 metric tons.  This includes eight commercial flights chartered by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to deliver relief supplies from U.S. Government warehouses in Pisa, Italy and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and eight U.S.…

U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone
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U.S. Ambassador Visits School of Midwifery in Makeni

The Ambassador was joined by Dr. Alpha T. Wurie, Minister of Health, and was welcomed by the Head of the School, Ms. Francess Fornah

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, announced the opening of a new skills lab, library and computer lab at the School of Midwifery (SOMM) in Makeni. The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (www.HRSA.gov) with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) carried out…