Burundi Political Tensions. (May 18, 2015)
Rival militant groups in the Central African Republic have agreed on an accord that requires them to disarm, raising hopes of finally restoring peace and bringing reconciliation to the troubled nation.
We urge all stakeholders to take the steps necessary to create the conditions required for peaceful, timely, credible and transparent elections.
The government and opposition in South Sudan continue to engage in armed conflict, despite an agreement to end hostilities that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent South Sudanese citizens and the displacement of over 2 million more.
The United States and its partners are committed to helping resolve conflicts, build democratic and just societies. Until then, we are working to safeguard refugees’ lives, and their dignity.
Violence continues to flare in areas of northern Mali despite concerted efforts to end years of insurgency with a negotiated peace.
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has been sworn in for a third term leading the West African nation, following his victory in the April 25 presidential balloting.
The area’s peace and stability are vital to the security of all of Africa, and for the United States, too.
Supporters of President Pierre Nkurunziza have disregarded the Arusha Agreement’s provisions on presidential term limits and nominated him for re-election in Burundi.
The United States and its Troika partners Norway and the United Kingdom regret the Government of Sudan’s failure to create a free, fair, and conducive elections environment.
In agreement between the AU and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, will establish an African Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
As many as 40 activists, musicians and journalists were arrested in the capital Kinshasa on March 15.
Over the past decade the United States and its partners have helped the target countries make significant strides toward controlling malaria.
Political tensions continue to rise in Burundi ahead of June’s presidential election.
Voters in the West African nation of Burkina Faso head to the polls in October to elect a new president and lawmakers from an unfairly restricted field of candidates.
Abduction highlighted the sad fact that in far too many places, being a school girl is dangerous business.
It is a hopeful sign that international donors encouraged by recent political stability pledged more than one billion euros to support a 10-year development program.
In the oil rich Central African country of Equatorial Guinea, a government crackdown on political activists continues.
Gunmen from the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group al-Shabaab slaughtered 148 people when they stormed the Garissa University College campus in eastern Kenya.
Although there has been encouraging news about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in recent weeks, new infections with the virus continue, and the United States remains committed to doing what it takes to stop them.
The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria and their government on the historic and largely peaceful elections the weekend of March 28.
It is critically important that all parties to remain calm and not resort to violence as the results are tabulated and reported.
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.
Public-private partnership mobilizes the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance technology and innovation.
"The next step – economic reform – is essential if the revolution is to fulfill the ambitions of the Tunisian people."
The recent snap parliamentary election has produced a seven-party coalition government in Lesotho.
The peace talks aimed at ending more than a year of bitter fighting in South Sudan have broken off, again without agreement.
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.
In a nation once synonymous with chaos, there are hopeful signs of improved security and economic growth.
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.
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.