Supporting Tunisia's Democratic Transition

A woman casts her vote with her child during the first round of the Tunisian presidential election Nov. 23, 2014.

In Tunisia, against great headwinds, the people are proving that democratic reforms can become a reality. More

Audio Aiding Those Affected by Boko Haram

On a recent trip to the Lake Chad Basin, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke out about the growing threat of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Audio Saving Those Kidnapped by Boko Haram

This month marks the second anniversary of the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school in Chibok by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Audio Partnering With Botswana to Fight HIV-AIDS

Botswana could be among the first countries to actually control the HIV epidemic.

Audio All South Sudan Parties Must Heed Peace Agreement

Eight months ago, the leaders of South Sudan’s two main warring parties, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, signed a peace agreement to end the conflict that for 20 months had devastated the young nation.

Audio Africa Logistics Forum

Forum supports African Nations to examine and explore continuing logistics challenges in Africa’s security sector.

Audio Disappointing Election in Republic of Congo

On March 20th the Republic of Congo held presidential elections considered flawed.

Audio Twenty-second Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide

Twenty-two years ago in Rwanda more than 800,000 men, women, and children were systematically murdered during 100 days of unspeakable violence.

Audio U.S. Provides Additional Food Aid to Sudan

As the largest international donor of humanitarian aid in Sudan, the United States is clearly committed to the well-being of the Sudanese people.

Audio U.S. Wants Nigeria to Succeed

Nigeria is a diverse country with a large and assertive civil society, a rich culture and huge potential.

Audio Accountability for the Violation of Trust

Advocacy group AIDS-Free World cites additional findings by UN officials in the Central African Republic of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by U.N. and non-U.N. personnel there between 2013 and 2015.

Multi-National Maritime Security Cooperation for Africa

The United States is working with the naval forces of Gulf of Guinea nations in a joint exercise to improve the region’s ability to combat piracy, narcotics trafficking, and other maritime threats.

Audio Boosting Ethiopia's Water Resources

USAID Lowland WASH is a new water and sanitation program in Ethiopia.

Audio Election Re-run in Zanzibar

“We regret the Zanzibar Electoral Commission’s decision to hold a re-run of the 25 October 2015 election, without a mutually acceptable and negotiated solution to the current political impasse."

Audio Helping to Mitigate Ethiopia's Drought

The periodic warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, known as El Nino, causes weather and short-term climate changes in other parts of the globe.

Audio Africans Stand Against Corruption

United States Ambassador to Cameroon Michael S. Hoza underscored the importance of transparency and strong institutions as he joined 20 ministers of the Government of the Republic of Cameroon this month at an anti-corruption forum hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde.

Audio The Importance of Responsible Journalism in Burundi

Journalists should seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently and be accountable.

Audio Continuing the Fight Against Malaria

Since the launching of the President’s Malaria Initiative, overall mortality rates among children under five years of age have significantly decreased in the target countries.

Audio U.S.-Malawi Power Cooperation

The people of Malawi may soon have a significant increase in the electrical power they need, thanks to a new agreement between the United States Government and the Government of Malawi.

Audio Safe Drinking Water for Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Coca-Cola Company have announced support for a new program in Nigeria.

Audio Stifling Dissent in the DRC

The United States is troubled by the harassment and detention of peaceful activists and opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Audio Clean Water for Tanzania

iWASH program supplied water to more than 200,000 Tanzanians and helped another 40,000 gain access to improved sanitation in schools and homes.

Audio Meeting Economic Challenge in Cote d'Ivoire

Officials from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, the MCC, visited Côte d’Ivoire this month to congratulate the government on its eligibility to develop an MCC compact program.

Audio Unified Effort to Defeat Boko Haram

Boko Haram continues its vicious attacks on the people of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger as it seeks to impose its twisted ideology.

Audio Calling for Fair Elections in Uganda

For the sake of Uganda and all of its people, the upcoming elections must be free, fair and transparent.

Audio Supporting Trade With and Investment in East Africa

Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the beginning of her visit to that country in late January, discussed the commitment of the United States toward strengthening economic trade with the East African Community.

Audio Immunization in Nigeria

“Under this partnership, we are helping Sokoto State to increase and sustain high immunization coverage."

Audio Death of a Hero in Kenya

Salah Farah, a Muslim teacher in Kenya who defied the sectarian divisions sought by extremists, died recently in a hospital in Nairobi. Mr. Farah was shot in December when the bus he and others were riding on in northeastern Kenya was attacked by al-Shabaab terrorists.

Audio Boko Haram Strikes Again in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants set fire to as many as 300 homes in the village, burning alive some people who were inside, including children.

Audio Partnering With Uganda on Healthcare

The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), transferred the recently completed construction of the National Health Laboratory in Kampala to the Ministry of Health in mid-January.

Audio Food Aid for Zimbabwe

USAID has announced an additional $5 million contribution in response to worsening drought.

Audio Food Assistance for Guinea

The U.S. Government, through USAID, provided $7.1 million.

Audio Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

The United States is deeply alarmed by reports, including those from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, of serious human rights violations and abuses in Burundi.

Audio Entering the New Year Ebola Free

The end of the year 2015 brought with it encouraging news: for over 42 consecutive days, no new cases of the Ebola Virus Disease were reported in Guinea.

Audio Elections in the Central African Republic

The peaceful conduct and high turnout in the first round of presidential and parliamentary elections in the Central African Republic are clear signs that Central Africans seek a new beginning for their country.

Protecting Endangered Lions

In response to the dramatic decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it will list two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act.

Audio Affordable Energy for Tanzania

The U.S. Agency for International Development's U.S. Global Development Lab has granted $5 million in follow-on funding to Off Grid Electric.

Referendum in Rwanda

The United States on December 19th expressed disappointment in the process followed by the Government of Rwanda to call a referendum on short notice to amend the Rwandan constitution.

U.S.-Mauritania-Senegal Military Cooperation

Beginning in early February 2016, Senegalese and Mauritanian military units will welcome Special Operations Forces from more than 19 European and North American countries to train alongside soldiers from 14 African nations.

U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks

The United States condemns the terrible attacks carried out by Boko Haram in Nigeria, December 25–28, as well as other recent attacks in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.