Personal Interests Must Not Foil Peace In South Sudan

People fleeing violence in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, South Sudan, arriving at UNMISS base. (File April 2014).

The United States continues to support regional and international efforts to bring the warring parties in South Sudan back to the bargaining table and end the fighting in the troubled East African nation. More

Audio An Important Step Toward Peace In The C.A.R.

The United Nations Security Council voted to authorize creating an international peacekeeping force.

Audio Election A Hopeful Sign For Guinea-Bissau

The votes have been counted in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau, following the successful completion of what is widely seen as peaceful and orderly first-round elections April 13.

Audio U.S. Aiding The Fight Against Ebola Virus

The United States and other partners are working with international health officials to aid the fight.

Audio U.S. Promotes Interreligious Cooperation In the C.A.R.

U.S. sends delegation of religious leaders to Central African Republic.

Audio U.S. Honors Genocide Victims And Survivors

Americans on April 7th joined people around the world as they paused to mark the 20 years since the start of the genocide in Rwanda that took the lives of more than 800,000 men, women and children.

Audio U.S. - Tunisia Relations

The United States strongly supports the Tunisian people and their progress toward a future of economic prosperity and democratic government.

Audio Guinea-Bissau Votes

Voters in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau go to the polls Sunday in a milestone election for a nation that has experienced five coups in the last 30 years.

Audio U.S. Presses Accountability In South Sudan Crisis

Concerned about the continuing violence in South Sudan, the United States has established a new authority to sanction those who are contributing to the crisis.

Audio UN Mission Critical For Peace In South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan – known as UNMISS - protects civilians and makes it possible for humanitarian aid to reach those in need.

Audio Upping The Fight Against The LRA

Under the leadership of Joseph Kony, the Lord's Resistance Army has displaced, maimed and terrorized millions of innocent people since launching an insurgency against the Ugandan government in 1986.

Audio World TB Day 2014

Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide, infecting almost 9 million people and killing some 1.3 million annually.

Audio A Step Backward In Burundi

Rising political tensions in Burundi ahead of next year’s elections have sparked violent clashes between police and opposition activists in recent days

Audio Ending Impunity In The DRC

An international tribunal has convicted a former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Audio Sudan Must Keep Commitments On Darfur

The Sudanese government made commitments to the United Nations and African Union to allow peacekeepers unhindered access to the region to protect civilians. These pledges must be kept.

Audio U.N Mission Critical For Peace In South Sudan

The United States is working on many fronts to end the political and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and to restore the troubled nation to peace and stability.

Neutralizing Somali Pirates

Though the situation has improved, passage through the area off the coast of Somalia is still dangerous.

Audio U.S. Committed To Helping Nigerians Combat Terrorism

A wave of deadly attacks on innocent men, women and children in Northern Nigeria shows that while under pressure from police and government troops, the Boko Haram terrorist group is still a force to be reckoned with.

Audio Business As Usual Not A Fix In South Sudan

Fighting and deadly attacks against innocent civilians continue in South Sudan, despite an agreement signed on January 23 to cease hostilities.

Audio Building Resilience In The Sahel

USAID is committing more than $130 million to build resilience in NIger and Burkina Faso over the first two years of this initiative.

Audio Al-Shabaab Terror Campaign Continues

The United States strongly condemns the attack on Villa Somalia and extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the assault.

Audio Supporting Democracy In Tunisia

Secretary of State John Kerry made a recent unannounced visit to Tunisia [February 18] to meet with senior officials to discuss progress Tunisia has made in democratic reform.

Audio Helping Fight Hunger In Zimbabwe

A continuing drought has wreaked havoc on food supplies in Zimbabwe. Humanitarian aid from the international community has been forthcoming every year since 2000 when farm production started to fall.

Audio Protecting Africa's Elephants

Wildlife trafficking threatens security and the rule of law, helping to finance the operations of a number of armed insurgent groups in Africa.

Audio Continuing Violence In The C.A.R.

The people of the C.A.R. must seize the opportunity afforded by the newly appointed transitional leadership and a strong level of international concern and support to end the crisis and move forward.

Audio Gulf Of Aden Counterterrorism Forum

Even as al-Qa’ida’s capacity to fund and carry out terrorist activity has been successfully diminished by international counterterrorism efforts, it continues to operate through its affiliates.

Audio Detainee Release Key To South Sudan Reconciliation

The government agreed on January 23 to the release of all detainees, but four remain in custody.

Audio Ambassador Power On Mali

"There is new hope, new signs of democracy at work, and a new president who was elected with the highest voter turn-out in [Mali's] history."

Audio No Ransom To Kidnappers

Every ransom paid to a terrorist organization provides incentives for future kidnapping operations.

Audio A New Day In Madagascar

A new president has taken office in Madagascar, the island nation’s first democratically elected leader since 2009 when former President Marc Ravalomanana was forced from office in a coup.

Audio CAR Leaders Past And Present Must Work To End Violence There

The United States is deeply concerned about the renewed violence in the Central African Republic, which is developing into an increasingly inter-religious conflict.

Audio South Sudan Ceasefire Critical For Lasting Peace

The government of South Sudan and the rebel forces that are contesting its authority have signed a cessation of hostilities agreement.

Audio Political Transition In The Central African Republic

The United States welcomes Catherine Samba-Panza’s selection as interim leader.

Audio Innovating For Food Security

The New Alliance and Feed the Future both support country-driven approaches to development .

Audio Efforts To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

“In the course of the last [few years], we have seen dramatic escalation in wildlife trafficking.”

Audio Accountability Needed In Southern Sudan

A cease-fire needed to allow talks to proceed has been elusive.

Audio New Leadership And Peace In The C.A.R.

C.A.R.’s transitional assembly, the national transition council, is meeting now to work toward forming a new government.

Audio Drug Trafficking In Sahel

The Sahel and West African region is emerging as a hub and corridor for trafficking in hard drugs, as well as a transit and production point for synthetic drugs.

Audio Civil Strife No Answer To South Sudan Crisis

United Nations officials estimate that more than 1,000 people may have been killed since fighting started there last month.

Audio Designation Of Al-Mulathamun Batallion

A recently formed terrorist group, the al-Mulathamun Battalion, has been added to the U.S. Department of State list of Designated Foreign Terrorist Groups.