Source: U.S. Department of State |

Madagascar National Day

The United States looks forward to continued cooperation to advance sustainable economic and social development for the Malagasy people

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Madagascar on your 59th anniversary of independence. The peaceful 2019 Presidential election marked a seminal moment in your country’s democracy.  We value the work our governments have done together from expanding economic opportunities to…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

States in Nigeria’s South West zone conclude second round of outbreak response

Initial large-scale zonal supplementary immunization activities were coordinated across all States

All six States in the South West Zone have completed the ‘2nd Outbreak Response’ (OBR2) to the circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV2) with varying degrees of success. The exercise, implemented on 15 – 24 June, was in response to confirmed reports by the Lagos State Government of environmental strains…

Source: Amnesty International |

Sierra Leone: Amnesty International joins legal challenge against government ban on pregnant girls attending school

The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice on 27 June 2019

Amnesty International has joined a legal case brought by two non-governmental organizations, Equality Now and WAVES, to challenge the Sierra Leonean government’s ban on pregnant girls attending mainstream schools and sitting exams, the organization said today. The announcement was made ahead of a hearing at the regional Economic Community of…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

“The Enduring Partnership between the United States and South Africa" Speech by Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy

The United States is interested in promoting stronger trade and business ties between Africa and America, to the benefit of the people of both

By U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy at The University of the Witwatersrand As prepared [Thank you Deputy Vice Chancellor Vilakazi for the introduction.  I’m grateful to you and to everyone at Wits University and the African Centre for the Study of the United States for…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Mozambique National Day

The United States remains a proud partner in your steadfast efforts to realize a long-desired peace and to create the stable and secure environment

On behalf of the United States, it is my pleasure to congratulate the people of Mozambique on the occasion of your 44th anniversary of independence. The United States remains a proud partner in your steadfast efforts to realize a long-desired peace and to create the stable and secure environment that…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…

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

U.S. Embassy Statement on June 22 Attacks

The United States remains steadfast in its support for Ethiopia, as it pursues political and economic reforms

The U.S. Embassy is shocked and deeply saddened by the June 22 fatal attacks on the President of the Amhara Regional Government, Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen; Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, General Seare Mekonnen; Amhara Regional Government Office Advisor, Ezez Wassie; and retired Major General Gezai Abera. Their…

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

U.S. and Ghana complete Fifth Military Medical Readiness Training Exercise

Medical military personnel from Ghana and the United States participated in this three-week exercise

In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted a combined Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDREX) from June 3-20, 2019 at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana.  This marks the fifth iteration of a U.S. Army Africa medical readiness exercise in Ghana.  To commemorate the conclusion of…

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Source: GE |

GE Africa President/CEO, Farid Fezoua Appointed as Co-Chair of U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

Announced by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique

Farid Fezoua appointed co-chair of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) - 2019-2021; Announced by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE (www.GE.com)  Africa was named…

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AGCO Africa providing mechanization for a key Agri project in Mozambique

The aim of the Parque Agro-industrial de Moamba (PAM) agricultural project is to build reliable and resilient food production capacity in Mozambique

AGCO (www.AGCOCorp.com) and AT Capital S.A have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate and work together towards the implementation of the Parque Agro-industrial de Moamba (PAM) Agri-Industry Park in Maputo, Mozambique. The announcement was made at the sidelines the 12th U.S. - Africa Business Summit “Advancing a Resilient and…