U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers perform enhanced passenger screening of an international traveler, who recently visited Guinea, at Atlanta's International Airport Oct. 16, 2014.
The U.S. is actively engaged in fighting the Ebola outbreak. It has deployed more than 750 U.S. government personnel to West Africa, making this the largest-ever U.S. response to a global health crisis.
The United States calls on the international community to join us in this fight.
Support for democracy and free and fair elections are at the heart of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, and reflected in polling data from across the continent.
The people of the Central African Republic, international peacekeepers and aid workers continue to come under attack by armed groups there, a nation roiled by almost two years of violence that has displaced over a million people and killed as many as 5,000.
Security forces in Sudan arrested scores of Sudanese activists in the lead up to the one year anniversary of massive public protests against the lifting of government fuel subsidies in September 2013.
The U.S. worked at the recent UNGA to focus greater attention and pressure toward ending the political crisis in South Sudan.
Indictments, summons not respected in Conakry killings.
Several dead bodies found floating in a lake on the border between Burundi and Rwanda remain unidentified.
As the government of Mali and representatives of three armed rebel groups continue talks aimed at ending the political crisis that has torn apart the West African nation, other factions still bent on violence have stepped up attacks on international peacekeepers.
President Barack Obama announced that the United States will soon send 3,000 military personnel and stepped-up medical aid to West Africa.
Amid almost two years of political turmoil and inter-communal fighting, the United States has stood with the people of the Central African Republic.
Given that half of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under the age of 18, it is not surprising that the continent’s population is expected to exceed four billion by the year 2100.
Mozambique’s president and opposition leader ratified a peace deal earlier this month that ends two-years of low level conflict throughout the country.
The United States has spent more than $100 million responding to the Ebola outbreak.
The United States and our partners around the world are working with African governments, hospitals, courageous health workers and ordinary citizens to stop Ebola and save lives.
U.S. calls on new cabinet to include their voices in a broad-based, inclusive national dialogue.
Rebels fighting the South Sudanese government seized a helicopter of a regional ceasefire monitoring team and briefly detained its members.
International alliance will include governments, farm groups, civil society organizations, research bodies, businesses and United Nations agencies.
Security forces in South Sudan shut down a prominent independent radio station and briefly detained its news director.
The U.S. government is assisting the international response to the outbreak with financial aid and medical expertise, but there is no substitute for trained local healthcare professionals.
The United States has agreed to provide more support for Somali government programs aimed at reforming and developing the country’s security sector.
Agreement will strengthen regional counterterrorism capabilities in crisis management, border security, and terrorism investigations.
A new prime minister has been named in the Central African Republic.
The leaders of South Sudan and the armed opposition challenging their authority have again failed to live up to their pledge to form a transitional government and end the fighting that has badly split the East African nation.
“Democracy means government that respects the will and the rights of its people."
With nations in West Africa facing the biggest and most complex outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in history, the United States is stepping up assistance to confront the disease.
Released prisoners reported harsh detention and life-threatening conditions, including solitary confinement. Three persons detained for religious objections to military service reportedly died in custody during 2013.
The leaders of some 50 African nations are gathering here in Washington to meet with U.S. government, business and civil society leaders to discuss trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and governing for the next generation.
South Sudan is experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis, one not caused by drought or flood, but by man-made conflict.
The U.S. welcomes the release and departure from Sudan of Ms. Mariam Ishag, a Christian who was accused of apostasy and sentenced to death last May.
Armed groups in the Central African Republic have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending more than 18 months of violence that displaced over a million people and killed more than 1,000.
The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland.
New attacks, famine highlight urgent need.
Five hundred young men and women from across Africa will gather in Washington next week, part of our nation’s long-term effort to support and invest in Africa’s next generation of educators, entrepreneurs, activists and leaders.
The U.S. reiterates its call on Ethiopia to refrain from using anti-terrorism laws as a mechanism to curb the free exchange of ideas.
The Federal Government of Somalia has taken another step in joining the international community, appointing an ambassador to the United States and opening an embassy in Washington.
There were many notable outcomes at the recently concluded 26th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland.
Gunmen with the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab have again attacked the presidential compound in the capital, Mogadishu.