A doctor (left) and a nurse discuss the condition of a patient infected with both HIV and tuberculosis in a hospital in South Africa .
The United States has agreed to provide more support for Somali government programs aimed at reforming and developing the country’s security sector.
Agreement will strengthen regional counterterrorism capabilities in crisis management, border security, and terrorism investigations.
A new prime minister has been named in the Central African Republic.
The leaders of South Sudan and the armed opposition challenging their authority have again failed to live up to their pledge to form a transitional government and end the fighting that has badly split the East African nation.
“Democracy means government that respects the will and the rights of its people."
With nations in West Africa facing the biggest and most complex outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in history, the United States is stepping up assistance to confront the disease.
Released prisoners reported harsh detention and life-threatening conditions, including solitary confinement. Three persons detained for religious objections to military service reportedly died in custody during 2013.
The leaders of some 50 African nations are gathering here in Washington to meet with U.S. government, business and civil society leaders to discuss trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and governing for the next generation.
South Sudan is experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis, one not caused by drought or flood, but by man-made conflict.
The U.S. welcomes the release and departure from Sudan of Ms. Mariam Ishag, a Christian who was accused of apostasy and sentenced to death last May.
Armed groups in the Central African Republic have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending more than 18 months of violence that displaced over a million people and killed more than 1,000.
The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland.
New attacks, famine highlight urgent need.
Five hundred young men and women from across Africa will gather in Washington next week, part of our nation’s long-term effort to support and invest in Africa’s next generation of educators, entrepreneurs, activists and leaders.
The U.S. reiterates its call on Ethiopia to refrain from using anti-terrorism laws as a mechanism to curb the free exchange of ideas.
The Federal Government of Somalia has taken another step in joining the international community, appointing an ambassador to the United States and opening an embassy in Washington.
There were many notable outcomes at the recently concluded 26th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland.
Gunmen with the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab have again attacked the presidential compound in the capital, Mogadishu.
With the memories of July 9, 2011 fresh in mind, now is the time to honor fully the Cessation of Hostilities agreement of January 23 to end the violence, especially which targets civilians.
Prominent Libyan human rights activist and political thinker Salwa Bugaighis, was gunned down in her home town of Benghazi on June 26th.
Nearly $51 million in additional assistance has been provided for Central African Republic relief, bringing total U.S. humanitarian aid to nearly $118 million this year.
In a closely watched election seen as a test of civilian rule, voters in Ekiti State, Nigeria, have chosen Dr. Ayo Fayose as their next governor.
“While we have made major progress in broadening girls’ access to primary education, far too many girls are leaving school early.”
Under pressure from regional bloc neighbors to cease hostilities that have created a humanitarian crisis in East Africa, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to negotiate a transitional government of national unity.
Because of our shared security and other interests, the United States this month conducted a workshop attended by representatives from 16 African nations to discuss cybersecurity and share information on protecting it.
The southern African nation of Malawi has achieved another peaceful transfer of power with the inauguration of Peter Mutharika as president on May 31.
Some individuals were held for over a month without charge and were unable to communicate with lawyers or their families.
Recognizing Somalia’s progress and as a sign of our nation’s faith, President Barack Obama will soon name a U.S. ambassador.
During a major foreign policy address at West Point, President Barack Obama said that terrorism, at home and abroad, remains the most direct threat to the United States.
Poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife and other natural resources is big business, worth billions of dollars.
In light of successful 2013 elections and installation of a new government, the United States has lifted restrictions on provision of foreign assistance.
The United States has played a leading role in a number of international efforts to address the “conflict minerals” trade.
It is the people of Africa who will decide if recent progress will continue apace, or if as-yet unresolved problems will be allowed to wipe out a decade’s worth of advancement.
Nigeria is teaming with four neighboring nations to share intelligence and strengthen military cooperation to combat the threat posed to all of them by the militant terrorist group Boko Haram.
The United States has joined with other donor nations to significantly increase humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan.
Voters in Guinea-Bissau helped the West African nation take a large step toward returning to democratic rule, turning out in good numbers to choose former Finance Minister Jose Mario Vaz as president in the May 18 run-off election.
The United States strongly condemns the death sentence for apostasy handed down last week to a Sudanese Christian woman.
An attack on government officials visiting the city of Kidal in northern Mali risks renewing a bitter conflict that tore the West African nation apart in 2012.
In a clear warning to those who may threaten the peace, stability and security of the Central African Republic, the United States has imposed sanctions on five individuals who are contributing to the terrible violence there.