A woman casts her vote with her child during the first round of the Tunisian presidential election Nov. 23, 2014.
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.
Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the beginning of her visit to that country in late January, discussed the commitment of the United States toward strengthening economic trade with the East African Community.
“Under this partnership, we are helping Sokoto State to increase and sustain high immunization coverage."
Salah Farah, a Muslim teacher in Kenya who defied the sectarian divisions sought by extremists, died recently in a hospital in Nairobi. Mr. Farah was shot in December when the bus he and others were riding on in northeastern Kenya was attacked by al-Shabaab terrorists.
Boko Haram militants set fire to as many as 300 homes in the village, burning alive some people who were inside, including children.
The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), transferred the recently completed construction of the National Health Laboratory in Kampala to the Ministry of Health in mid-January.
USAID has announced an additional $5 million contribution in response to worsening drought.
The U.S. Government, through USAID, provided $7.1 million.
The United States is deeply alarmed by reports, including those from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, of serious human rights violations and abuses in Burundi.
The end of the year 2015 brought with it encouraging news: for over 42 consecutive days, no new cases of the Ebola Virus Disease were reported in Guinea.
The peaceful conduct and high turnout in the first round of presidential and parliamentary elections in the Central African Republic are clear signs that Central Africans seek a new beginning for their country.
In response to the dramatic decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it will list two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Agency for International Development's U.S. Global Development Lab has granted $5 million in follow-on funding to Off Grid Electric.
The United States on December 19th expressed disappointment in the process followed by the Government of Rwanda to call a referendum on short notice to amend the Rwandan constitution.
Beginning in early February 2016, Senegalese and Mauritanian military units will welcome Special Operations Forces from more than 19 European and North American countries to train alongside soldiers from 14 African nations.
The United States condemns the terrible attacks carried out by Boko Haram in Nigeria, December 25–28, as well as other recent attacks in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.