FILE - Cameroonian soldiers stand guard amidst dust kicked up by a helicopter in Kolofata, Cameroon, March 16, 2016. Part of a multinational force, the soldiers have intensified their fight against Boko Haram militants.
"Boko Haram will be defeated, so that Cameroonians can build a future of peace and prosperity through their own talents and ideas.”
Instability and conflict continue to bedevil parts of Africa and much of that is due to terrorism
One of the easiest and most efficient ways to ensure good health is immunization of all children against the most common and most debilitating diseases.
Ethiopia is facing the worst drought the country has experienced in half a century.
The United States remains committed to helping the Tunisian people expand their economy so the entire country can prosper.
Rwanda’s power supply is getting a boost thanks to American company ContourGlobal’s new Kivuwatt 25 megawatt methane gas-to-power plant.
“We urge the government to prioritize humanitarian access so that we can reach those who most need our help."
Africa’s ability to make what could be enormous contributions to the global community is facing challenges that still impede Africa’s success and slow its progress.
In its recently-released report on human rights practices, the U.S. Department of State found that serious human rights abuses continued in Somalia during 2015.
In Angola, the three most important human rights abuses during 2015 were cruel, excessive, and degrading punishment, including reported cases of torture and beatings; limits on freedoms of assembly, association, speech, and press; and official corruption and impunity.
In The Democratic Republic of Congo during 2015, “there were numerous reports the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings."
Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo all three experienced a significant increase in human rights abuses related to their elections in 2015.
In Zimbabwe during 2015, “the most important human rights problems remained the government’s targeting members of non-ZANU-PF parties and civil society activists for abduction, arrest, torture, abuse, and harassment.
South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday, April 26, to be sworn in as vice president in an effort to end the civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.
In Tunisia, against great headwinds, the people are proving that democratic reforms can become a reality.
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.
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.
Botswana could be among the first countries to actually control the HIV epidemic.
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.
Forum supports African Nations to examine and explore continuing logistics challenges in Africa’s security sector.
On March 20th the Republic of Congo held presidential elections considered flawed.
Twenty-two years ago in Rwanda more than 800,000 men, women, and children were systematically murdered during 100 days of unspeakable violence.
As the largest international donor of humanitarian aid in Sudan, the United States is clearly committed to the well-being of the Sudanese people.
Nigeria is a diverse country with a large and assertive civil society, a rich culture and huge potential.
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.
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.
USAID Lowland WASH is a new water and sanitation program in Ethiopia.
“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."
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.
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.
Journalists should seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently and be accountable.
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.
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.
The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Coca-Cola Company have announced support for a new program in Nigeria.
The United States is troubled by the harassment and detention of peaceful activists and opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
iWASH program supplied water to more than 200,000 Tanzanians and helped another 40,000 gain access to improved sanitation in schools and homes.
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.
Boko Haram continues its vicious attacks on the people of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger as it seeks to impose its twisted ideology.
For the sake of Uganda and all of its people, the upcoming elections must be free, fair and transparent.