US Issues Statement on Mali

US Issues Statement on Mali

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC July 31, 2017 The United States condemns recurring violations of the ceasefire that have occurred in Mali between signatory armed groups to the 2015 Algiers Peace Accord. We urge the parties to end hostilities immediately and to strictly comply with their obligations under international humanitarian […]

2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Summit

2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Summit

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 28, 2017 Representatives of the U.S. Government, private sector, and civil society will meet with nearly 1,000 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa during the State Department-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit from July 31-August 2, in Washington, DC. The Mandela Washington Fellowship and Summit fosters and […]

DC MOAA Hosts Third Annual Mandela Day of Service

DC MOAA Hosts Third Annual Mandela Day of Service

File Photo Story: DC MOAA On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) in partnership with Howard University, the UNESCO Center for Peace and the Commission on African Affairs hosted its third annual Young African ConneXions Summit (YAX) themed Strengthening Diaspora Partnerships. The Summit was held at the Howard University School […]

US Issues Statement on Libya

US Issues Statement on Libya

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC July 28, 2017 The United States remains committed to working with Libya and our international partners to help resolve the political conflict and advance peace and long-term stability in Libya. While the Libyan people must lead the process of achieving political reconciliation in their country, […]

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Liberia’s National Day

Sec. Tillerson Issues Statement on Liberia’s National Day

Department of State Washington, DC July 26, 2017 On behalf of the United States, congratulations to all Liberians as you mark 170 years of independence. In this important election year, we applaud Liberia’s dedication to democratic ideals, as embodied by your commitment to free and fair elections and the peaceful transition of power. We look […]

WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi Begins July 30

WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi Begins July 30

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 24, 2017 Building upon the success of the WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp held in Peru in 2016 and in Rwanda in 2015, this year’s WiSci Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Malawi, July 30–August 14. A public-private partnership designed to expand […]

Update on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Update on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 24, 2017 Today, the United States announced that through support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) four African countries are approaching control of their HIV epidemics. Groundbreaking new PEPFAR data show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control across all […]

100&Change | The Carter Center Takes Aim at a Big Fish

100&Change | The Carter Center Takes Aim at a Big Fish

Dr. Richards with a patient. Story and Photo: The Carter Center By Frank Richards Dr. Frank Richards leads the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate river blindness (also known as onchocerciasis), a parasitic disease transmitted by the bites of infected black flies. There’s a famous line in the movie “Jaws” – after the stunned sheriff sees […]

New Ghanaian Ambassador to US Presents Letters of Credence

New Ghanaian Ambassador to US Presents Letters of Credence

AMIP News Washington, DC July 30, 2017 On Friday, July 21, 2017, the new Ghanaian Ambassador to the U.S.–Dr. Baffour Adjei-Bawuah–presented his Letters of Credence to President Trump at an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of […]

US Welcomes Sudan’s Commitment to Fight Terrorism

US Welcomes Sudan’s Commitment to Fight Terrorism

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC July 20, 2017 The United States welcomes the recent announcements by the Governments of Sudan and Saudi Arabia underscoring Sudan’s commitment to sustain positive dialogue with the United States and to continue collective efforts to fight terrorism. As outlined in the 2016 U.S. Country Report […]