Maryland to Host Inaugural “Celebrate Africa” Event

Maryland to Host Inaugural “Celebrate Africa” Event

African Affairs Commissioners – 2017   For Immediate Release                              Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Maryland Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI), Crownsville, Maryland In commemoration of African Heritage Month (September), the Governor’s Commission on African Affairs, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI) will host Celebrate Africa – Maryland’s inaugural Pan African […]

US Issues Statement on Angola’s General Elections

US Issues Statement on Angola’s General Elections

Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC September 7, 2017 The United States congratulates the people of Angola for exercising their democratic right to vote in the August 23 historic national elections. We look forward to working with President-elect João Lourenço and the new Parliament of the Republic of Angola to further strengthen our […]

US Treasury Announces Targeted Sanctions on Southern Sudanese Officials and Companies

US Treasury Announces Targeted Sanctions on Southern Sudanese Officials and Companies

Treasury Announces Targeted Sanctions on South Sudanese Officials and Companies 09/06/2017 02:01 PM EDT   Press Statement Heather Nauert Department od State Spokesperson Washington, DC September 6, 2017 Today, the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions on two South Sudanese government officials and one former official for their roles in threatening the peace, security, […]

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Swaziland National Day

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Swaziland National Day

Department of State Washington, DC September 6, 2017 On behalf of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of the Kingdom of Swaziland on 49 years of independence. The announcement this month that Swaziland, in partnership with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, has reduced new HIV infections by nearly half demonstrates […]

US Embassy Freetown Holds Biocontainment Training

US Embassy Freetown Holds Biocontainment Training

Operation Tranquil Shift team members lift simulated patients into the containerized biocontainment system outfitted aircraft on April 17, 2017. The medical evacuation exercise in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was prompted by the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (U.S. Department of State photo) Sierra Leone’s Experience with Ebloa Leads to Training Opportunity at Freetown Embassy By […]

US Issues Statement on Presidential Election in Rwanda

US Issues Statement on Presidential Election in Rwanda

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC August 5, 2017 The United States congratulates the people of Rwanda on their active and peaceful participation in the presidential election held August 4. However, we are disturbed by irregularities observed during voting and reiterate long-standing concerns over the integrity of the vote-tabulation process. We […]

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Niger’s National Day

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Niger’s National Day

Department of State Washington, DC August 4, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States, our congratulations to the government and people of Niger as you celebrate your nation’s independence. The United States will continue to work with Niger to encourage economic growth, assist with counterterrorism efforts, and support a vibrant civil society. […]

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Benin’s National Day

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Benin’s National Day

Department of State Washington, DC August 1, 2017 On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the people of Benin as you celebrate the 57th anniversary of your national independence on August 1st. The United States reaffirms its support of Benin and its goal of a better and more prosperous future. We use this opportunity […]