A Terrorist Outrage in Mali

French gendarmes prepare forensic supplies in the lobby of the Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali, November 20, 2015.

Hard on the heels of the terrorist attack in Paris, which resulted in the deaths of some 130 people, came a terrorist attack on a hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali. More

Audio U.S. Condemns Nigeria Bombings

​The United States condemns terrorist attacks on Tuesday, November 17 and Wednesday, November 18 that reportedly killed more than 40 innocent people in Nigeria.

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The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards for information leading to six key leaders of the Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

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Audio Meeting Energy Needs of Growing Populations

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Audio Need for Dialogue in Burundi

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Audio A Successful Election in Cote d'Ivoire

The United States Government congratulates the Ivoirian people and President Ouattara.

Audio Improved Food Security for Ethiopia

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Audio Dialogue, not Violence, Needed in Congo

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Audio U.S. Military Deployment to Cameroon

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Audio Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

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Audio World Food Day 2015

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Audio Term Limits Support Democracy

The Twenty-Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1951, resolved that there should there be a limit on the number of terms any individual can serve as President of the United States.

Audio Mozambique Now Free of a Deadly Threat

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Audio U.S. Condemns Nigeria Bombings

The United States strongly condemns the dual explosions in the Nyanya and Kuje areas of Abuja and the suicide bombings and militant attacks in Maiduguri and Adamawa.

Audio Opportunity for Peaceful Change in C.A.R.

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Audio Feeding the Vulnerable in Malawi

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Audio Solar Power for Tanzania

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Audio More Aid to South Sudan

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Audio Fighting Sudan's Food Crisis

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Audio Power Grab in Burkina Faso Threatens Legitimacy

The United States strongly condemns the actions by elements of the Presidential Security Regiment against the civilian-led transition government of Burkina Faso.

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Audio Further Solidifying Ties With Somalia

The U.S. Mission to Somalia began operations on September 8.

Audio South Sudan Ceasfire Must Hold

The United States calls on all parties to end the provocation and hostile engagement, and to focus on sustainable security arrangements at the upcoming security workshop.

Audio Election Over, Challenges Remain in Burundi

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Audio Boko Haram Strikes Again

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Audio Acting to End Violence in the Central African Republic

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Guinea Political Agreement a Hopeful Sign

The Government of Guinea and two main opposition parties there have signed an agreement to settle their dispute over terms of the upcoming presidential election, raising hopes of an inclusive and peaceful vote.

Audio AGOA, The Next 15 Years

Fostering economic development in sub-Saharan Africa is a top priority of the United States, and the African Growth and Opportunity Act is the centerpiece of our trade policy on the continent.

Audio Inauguration Won't End Burundi Political Crisis

An inclusive and comprehensive political dialogue is the only credible route to reestablish stability.

Audio Time Running Out for South Sudan Peace Deal

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Audio On Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

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Audio Supporting Education for Africa's Girls

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Audio Staying the Course on the Mali Peace Accord

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Audio Continuing the Fight Against the LRA

The global movement to bring Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army to justice has reached the halls of the Congress.

Audio Dialogue Needed in Guinea-Bissau Political Crisis

The President of Guinea-Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz, has fired the prime minister and dismissed the government, following escalating disagreements with Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira.

Audio Helping West Africa Recover From Ebola Epidemic

Now, to help with the recovery, the U.S. Government will provide an additional $266 million.