Zimbabwe Kidnapping Raises Strong Concerns

A truckload of Zimbabwean police is seen outside the headquarters of Zimbabwe's main opposition party in Harare March 12, 2015.

03/24/2015
A prominent Zimbabwean journalist and pro-democracy activist snatched in broad daylight in a Harare suburb remains missing more than two weeks after his abduction. More

Audio Partnership Promoting Prosperity in Africa

Public-private partnership mobilizes the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance technology and innovation.

Audio Investing in Tunisia

"The next step – economic reform – is essential if the revolution is to fulfill the ambitions of the Tunisian people."

Audio Lesotho's Peaceful Election a Step Forward

The recent snap parliamentary election has produced a seven-party coalition government in Lesotho.

Audio South Sudan Leaders Are Failing Their People

The peace talks aimed at ending more than a year of bitter fighting in South Sudan have broken off, again without agreement.

Audio Sudanese Leaders Must Act Now For Peace

On-again, off-again negotiations to bring peace to South Sudan have resumed with a face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.

Audio Solidifying Ties with Somalia

In a nation once synonymous with chaos, there are hopeful signs of improved security and economic growth.

Audio U.S. Committed to Africa's Great Lakes Region

After more than a year and a half working to find a path to lasting peace and economic prosperity in Africa's Great Lakes region, U.S. Special Envoy Russell Feingold is stepping down.

Audio Aiding the Free Flow of Information in Sudan

The U.S. has lifted the restriction on the export of some personal telecommunications devices to Sudan.

Audio Aiding the Fight Against Boko Haram

We are fully committed to helping the security forces defend their national territories.

Audio A New Atrocity by ISIL

The United States condemned the “despicable and cowardly murder” of twenty-one Christian Egyptians.

Audio United to Counter Violent Extremism

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.

Audio Fighting Poverty Through Education

The surest way to pull people out of poverty is to provide them with an education.

Audio Further Delay Unacceptable in Nigerian Elections

The United States joins others in the international community in voicing deep disappointment in the election commission’s decision to postpone the election.

The Somali Cabinet Vote Means Important Work Ahead

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.

Audio Time Is Running Out For Rwanda Rebels

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.

Audio A Hopeful Sign in the C.A.R.

The people of the Central African Republic now have the chance re-establish peace and stability in their country.

Audio U.S. Relations With African Union Remain Strong

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.

Audio Credible Election is Crucial for Nigeria

The closely contested election for president comes at a critical time.

Audio Zambia Votes

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.

Audio Inexcusable Delay In South Sudan Crisis

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.

Audio DRC Parliament Sets Course For Timely Elections

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.

Audio LRA Leader to Face Trial for His Crimes

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.

Audio Slavery Protesters Convicted in Mauritania

We urge the appellate court to review both the convictions and the sentencing without delay.

Audio Winning The Fight Against The LRA

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.

Audio Nigeria's Terror Attacks Take a Terrible Toll

Raids and suicide attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have wreaked havoc in northeast Nigeria and border areas of Cameroon in recent weeks.

Audio The Fight Continues Against Ebola

We are beginning to see signs that the massive international effort to combat Ebola in West Africa is working.

Audio Helping Ethiopia Fight Child Labor

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.

Audio No Tolerance for U.S. Citizens Plotting Violence Abroad

Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, both American citizens of Gambian descent, were charged with conspiring to violate the Neutrality Act.

Audio Supporting Education in Ghana

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.

Audio Fighting Ebola - Still Much to Do

“In Liberia, the outbreak has slowed dramatically ... but the outbreak continues to surge in Sierra Leone."

Audio Political Peace in Somalia

The United States welcomes the Parliamentary confirmation of Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.

Audio Indian Ocean Tsunami 10th Anniversary

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.

Audio Regional Coordination Needed to Restore Peace in Sahel

The United States is fully committed to supporting regional counterterrorism efforts and to the wider promotion of stability across the Sahel.

Audio Leadership Needed to End South Sudan Conflict

“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."

Audio Bringing Electricity to Africa's Underserved

Lack of inexpensive, reliable energy delivery is one of the chief obstacles to growth and development in much of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Audio Challenges Remain In Liberia's Ebola Fight

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.

Audio Food Aid Cuts Threaten African Refugees

We welcome the important contributions the United Kingdom and Denmark announced recently for Kenya and urge other countries and entities to make further donations.

Audio Nigeria Under Seige

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.

Audio Namibia Votes

The citizens of Namibia voted November 28 in Africa’s first electronic election, an example for other nations for commitment to the democratic process.