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 Trump Meets African Leaders

President Trump Meets African Leaders

File Photo THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 20, 2017   REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT WORKING LUNCH WITH AFRICAN LEADERS   Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York 1:31 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much, General.  I appreciate it.  And I’m greatly honored to […]

African Women leaders in STEM Attend TechWomen 2017 Exchange Program

African Women leaders in STEM Attend TechWomen 2017 Exchange Program

100 International Women Leaders in STEM Connect in Silicon Valley for TechWomen 2017 09/19/2017 01:03 PM EDT   Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC September 19, 2017 One hundred women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields from Africa, the Middle East and South and Central Asia […]

US-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests

US-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests

Remarks Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Under Secretary for Political Affairs U.S. Institute of Peace Washington, DC September 13, 2017 (As prepared) Introduction Good morning. Thank you President Lindborg for your very kind and generous introduction. To you and to Ambassador Carson I am grateful for the invitation to participate in this important and timely symposium. It […]

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 […]

The US and Togo To Co-Host the 2017 AGOA Forum

The US and Togo To Co-Host the 2017 AGOA Forum

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 14, 2017   The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lomé, Togo August 8-10. The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to […]

TechGirls From North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

TechGirls From North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 10, 2017 Teenage girls from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls exchange program from July 12–August 3. During their three weeks in the United States, participants will strengthen and develop technical skills, form […]

Nairobi Hosts US-Kenya Cyber and Digital Economy Dialogue

Nairobi Hosts US-Kenya Cyber and Digital Economy Dialogue

Photo: State Department Africa: Coordinator for Cyber Issues and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy To Participate in the U.S.-Kenya Cyber and Digital Economy Dialogue 06/22/2017 10:47 AM EDT   Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC June 27, 2017   On June 22-23, 2017, the United States and Kenya held […]

Asst. Sec. Henshaw Travels to Uganda for Refugee Summit

Asst. Sec. Henshaw Travels to Uganda for Refugee Summit

Museveni and UN Secretary general Antonio Guterres. ALL PHOTOS/PPU Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC June 21, 2017 Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw will travel to Uganda from June 21-23 as part of the United States delegation to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, led by U.S. […]

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