In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, mothers wait inline for their children to be vaccinated by heath workers at the Pipeline Community Health Center, situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. The Ebola outbreak has spawned a “silent kill
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.
The closely contested election for president comes at a critical time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We urge the appellate court to review both the convictions and the sentencing without delay.
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.
Raids and suicide attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have wreaked havoc in northeast Nigeria and border areas of Cameroon in recent weeks.
We are beginning to see signs that the massive international effort to combat Ebola in West Africa is working.
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.
Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, both American citizens of Gambian descent, were charged with conspiring to violate the Neutrality Act.
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.