U.S. Special Envoy Russ Feingold
The U.S. has lifted the restriction on the export of some personal telecommunications devices to Sudan.
We are fully committed to helping the security forces defend their national territories.
The United States condemned the “despicable and cowardly murder” of twenty-one Christian Egyptians.
The rise of violent extremism is a test of international law, and of the global world order that the civilized world has built and defended for the past seventy years.
The surest way to pull people out of poverty is to provide them with an education.
The United States joins others in the international community in voicing deep disappointment in the election commission’s decision to postpone the election.
Following a long delay caused by political infighting, the Somali Parliament has overwhelmingly approved Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke’s selections to head cabinet ministries.
A Rwandan rebel group, having ignored a deadline to surrender, now faces a fresh offensive by the Congolese army intended to end their years-long insurgency once and for all.
The people of the Central African Republic now have the chance re-establish peace and stability in their country.
The United States and The African Union are strong international partners, working together to strengthen democratic institutions, promote peace and stability, support sustainable economic development and improve the lives and health of all Africans.
The closely contested election for president comes at a critical time.
The people of Zambia have elected a new president, choosing Defense and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu to finish the term of former President Michael Sata, who died in office last fall.
Warring factions in South Sudan have agreed in principle to end the conflict that has caused the deaths of thousands of South Sudanese citizens. Now is the time to put these words into action.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament has enacted a national election law after dropping a provision that many feared would delay next year’s presidential election and had sparked days of deadly protests.
The United States welcomes Dominic Ongwen’s transfer to the International Criminal Court as an important step toward justice for victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army.
We urge the appellate court to review both the convictions and the sentencing without delay.
For more than two decades the Lord's Resistance Army, a small, ruthless armed band has terrorized a large area of Central Africa in a campaign of kidnapping, murder and rape.
Raids and suicide attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have wreaked havoc in northeast Nigeria and border areas of Cameroon in recent weeks.
We are beginning to see signs that the massive international effort to combat Ebola in West Africa is working.
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $10 million toward a cooperative agreement with an NGO to implement a project addressing exploitative labor among youth in Ethiopia.
Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, both American citizens of Gambian descent, were charged with conspiring to violate the Neutrality Act.
The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded its flagship education project in Ghana, Partnership for Education: Learning, to FHI 360, an international human development NGO.
“In Liberia, the outbreak has slowed dramatically ... but the outbreak continues to surge in Sierra Leone."
The United States welcomes the Parliamentary confirmation of Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.
Ten years ago today, a tremendous earthquake centered just off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra coastline, created an enormous tsunami that spread across the Indian ocean and deluged the coastal communities there.
The United States is fully committed to supporting regional counterterrorism efforts and to the wider promotion of stability across the Sahel.
“Today, I appeal to the leaders of South Sudan to pursue peace as a way to honor those who have died. It is in your hands to end the cycle of violence."
Lack of inexpensive, reliable energy delivery is one of the chief obstacles to growth and development in much of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
With the United States leading the way, the international community’s response to the Ebola fever epidemic gripping West Africa has slowed the disease’s spread in hard-hit Liberia.
We welcome the important contributions the United Kingdom and Denmark announced recently for Kenya and urge other countries and entities to make further donations.
Suspected Islamic extremists are on the rampage in northern Nigeria, recently attacking a mosque, police facility and a crowded market, killing more than 100 innocent people.
The citizens of Namibia voted November 28 in Africa’s first electronic election, an example for other nations for commitment to the democratic process.
The United States is deeply concerned by the brutality and the increasingly frequent attacks on the civilian population of Beni territory, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Africa, where more than 200 million people eat fish as a main source of protein, sustainable fishing is critical.
The international coalition working to bring peace to the Central African Republic met recently in the capital, Bangui, to reaffirm its commitment to helping end the crisis there.
The West African nation of Burkina Faso is taking the first steps toward returning to democratic rule with the naming of an interim president.
Heads of state said they were committed to do what is necessary to ensure a coordinated international effort to stem the outbreak and address its medium-term economic and humanitarian costs.
A push by supporters of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud to remove Somalia’s Prime Minister from office is threatening to paralyze the government there.
The United States is committed to strengthening ties with the nations of Africa, one of the world's most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.