US Revokes Sudan Sanctions

US Revokes Sudan Sanctions

Press Releases: Sanctions Revoked Following Sustained Positive Action by the Government of Sudan Press Statement Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC October 6, 2017 Today, the United States decided to revoke economic sanctions with respect to Sudan and the Government of Sudan under Executive Orders 13067 and 13412, in recognition of the Government […]

US Issues Statement on Elections in Kenya

US Issues Statement on Elections in Kenya

Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC October 6, 2017 The United States Government is deeply concerned by the deterioration in the political environment in Kenya in advance of the October 26, presidential election. We remain committed to supporting a free, fair, and credible election that is consistent with Kenya’s Constitution, current laws, and […]

US Issues Statement on Violence in Cameroon

US Issues Statement on Violence in Cameroon

Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC October 4, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned about violence and the loss of human life in protests that have taken place in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon since October 1. The Cameroonian government’s use of force to restrict free expression and peaceful assembly, […]

US Institute of Peace Hosts Symposium on Nigeria

US Institute of Peace Hosts Symposium on Nigeria

Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects for Advancing Durable Peace 09/29/2017 06:35 PM EDT   Remarks Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Under Secretary for Political Affairs U.S. Institute of Peace Washington, DC September 28, 2017 (As Prepared for Delivery) Good morning. Thank you, President Lindborg, for the kind introduction. I am grateful to you and Ambassador Carson for the […]

US and Cabo Verde Hold Partnership Dialogue; Sign Status of Forces Agreement

US and Cabo Verde Hold Partnership Dialogue; Sign Status of Forces Agreement

File Photo   Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC September 25, 2017 On September 25, the United States and the Republic of Cabo Verde held a bilateral Partnership Dialogue in Washington, DC. The United States was represented by Rob Scott, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary from the Bureau of African Affairs and Ambassador […]

US Support for the UN Action Plan for Libya

US Support for the UN Action Plan for Libya

File photo Press Statement Heather Nauert Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC September 22, 2017 The United States welcomes the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security. We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative […]

USAID Expands President’s Malaria Initiative in West and Central Africa

USAID Expands President’s Malaria Initiative in West and Central Africa

USAID Administrator Green Announces PMI Launch and Expansion in West and Central Africa For Immediate Release Thursday, September 21, 2017 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with […]

Women from 3 African Countries Participate in 2017 Global Sports Mentoring Program

Women from 3 African Countries Participate in 2017 Global Sports Mentoring Program

Press Releases: U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program 09/21/2017 03:16 PM EDT   Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC September 21, 2017 From September 25 to October 31, seventeen international delegates and American sports sector mentors will take part in the […]

State of Maryland Salutes African Community at Inaugural “Celebrate Africa” Gala

State of Maryland Salutes African Community at Inaugural “Celebrate Africa” Gala

Story Photos & Photo Album (Bottom) Courtesy Afrikan Post – George Bright Abu Civic Center – Silver Spring, Maryland Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Story by Frederick Nnoma-Addison Maryland Lt. Governor, Boyd K. Rutherford (above), Secretary of State, John C. Wobensmith, and African Union Permanent Representative to the United States, H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, joined some […]

President Al Sisi and Trump – Remarks Before Bilateral Meeting

President Al Sisi and Trump – Remarks Before Bilateral Meeting

Photo: Reuters THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 20, 2017 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT AL SISI OF EGYPT BEFORE BILATERAL MEETING Lotte New York Plaza Hotel New York, New York 4:35 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It is a great honor to have with […]

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