Google Honors Ghana’s Esther Afua Ocloo with Her Doodle

Google Honors Ghana’s Esther Afua Ocloo with Her Doodle

File Photo Story: Al Jazeera April 18, 2017 Esther Afua Ocloo launched her entrepreneurial career as a teenager in the 1930s on less than a dollar. She quickly became one of Ghana‘s leading entrepreneurs and a source of inspiration around the world. Today, on what would had been her 98th birthday, Google dedicated to her a ‘doodle’ […]

Algeria’s Amel Mohandi Among 2017 Global Emerging Young Leaders

Algeria’s Amel Mohandi Among 2017 Global Emerging Young Leaders

File Photo U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders 04/18/2017 02:49 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 18, 2017   In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world. […]

US Issues Statement on Attacks in Egypt

US Issues Statement on Attacks in Egypt

Statement on Attacks in Egypt 04/09/2017 02:30 PM EDT Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2017   The United States condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks on Christian places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria that killed dozens of innocent people and injured many more on this holy day […]

US Issues Statement on 23rd Anniversary of Genocide in Rwanda

US Issues Statement on 23rd Anniversary of Genocide in Rwanda

Commemoration of the 23rd Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda 04/07/2017 10:45 AM EDT Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 7, 2017   On this solemn day, the United States stands side-by-side with the Rwandan people in remembrance of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children killed in […]

African Utility Power Sector Exchange Launched

African Utility Power Sector Exchange Launched

U.S. Department of State and Edison Electric Institute Launch the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange 04/06/2017 04:37 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 6, 2017   The U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) officially launched the African Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) initiative […]

US and Algeria Hold Bilateral Dialogue on Security and Terrorism

US and Algeria Hold Bilateral Dialogue on Security and Terrorism

Photo: Embassy of Algeria, Washington, DC Bilateral Dialogue Between the United States and Algeria on Security and the Fight Against Terrorism 04/06/2017 03:08 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 6, 2017   On April 6, U.S. and Algerian officials met in Washington, D.C. for the fourth annual bilateral dialogue […]

President Trump Issues Notice on Somalia

President Trump Issues Notice on Somalia

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 6, 2017 NOTICE – – – – – – – CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SOMALIA On April 12, 2010, by Executive Order 13536, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy […]

Remarks by Patricia Haslach on Biotechnology and Africa

Remarks by Patricia Haslach on Biotechnology and Africa

Photo: Econ@State Twitter account 04/06/2017 11:00 AM EDT Remarks Patricia M. Haslach Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs CSIS Roundtable on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Washington, DC April 6, 2017 As Prepared At the State Department, we like to say that economic policy is foreign policy. Many of the most serious global challenges we […]

Congressional Black Caucus Africa Taskforce Hosts Africa Policy Forum on Famine

Congressional Black Caucus Africa Taskforce Hosts Africa Policy Forum on Famine

(L-R) Jon C. Brause, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, General William “Kip” Ward, John Presdergast, Rep. Karen Bass Washington, D.C. April 4, 2017 By Frederick Nnoma-Addison The co-chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Africa Taskforce, Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, and Congress member Karen Bass (D-Calif.), […]

Egyptian President Al Sisi Meets President Trump

Egyptian President Al Sisi Meets President Trump

Photo: Evan Vucci/AP THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 3, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt President Donald J. Trump today welcomed President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to the White House to continue efforts to strengthen the United States-Egypt strategic […]

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