A Fight for the Future in Lake Chad Basin

FILE - Cameroonian soldiers stand guard amidst dust kicked up by a helicopter in Kolofata, Cameroon, March 16, 2016. Part of a multinational force, the soldiers have intensified their fight against Boko Haram militants.

05/26/2016
“If we fail to adopt and pursue this comprehensive approach, we may well defeat Boko Haram on the battlefield, only to be confronted by Boko Haram 2.0 that rises from its ashes.” More

Audio U.S. - Cameroon Relations

"Boko Haram will be defeated, so that Cameroonians can build a future of peace and prosperity through their own talents and ideas.”

Audio Addressing Terrorism to Mitigate Instability in Africa

Instability and conflict continue to bedevil parts of Africa and much of that is due to terrorism

Audio Investing in Immunization

One of the easiest and most efficient ways to ensure good health is immunization of all children against the most common and most debilitating diseases.

Audio In Ethiopia, Worst Drought in 50 Years

Ethiopia is facing the worst drought the country has experienced in half a century.

Audio Helping to Strengthen Tunisia's Economy

The United States remains committed to helping the Tunisian people expand their economy so the entire country can prosper.

Audio More Power for Rwanda

Rwanda’s power supply is getting a boost thanks to American company ContourGlobal’s new Kivuwatt 25 megawatt methane gas-to-power plant.

Audio Urging South Sudan to Facilitate Aid Delivery

“We urge the government to prioritize humanitarian access so that we can reach those who most need our help."

Audio Threats to Civilian Security in Africa

Africa’s ability to make what could be enormous contributions to the global community is facing challenges that still impede Africa’s success and slow its progress.

Audio Human Rights in Somalia

In its recently-released report on human rights practices, the U.S. Department of State found that serious human rights abuses continued in Somalia during 2015.

Audio Human Rights in Angola

In Angola, the three most important human rights abuses during 2015 were cruel, excessive, and degrading punishment, including reported cases of torture and beatings; limits on freedoms of assembly, association, speech, and press; and official corruption and impunity.

Audio Human Rights in Democratic Republic of Congo

In The Democratic Republic of Congo during 2015, “there were numerous reports the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings."

Audio Human Rights in Africa - Three Cases of Trending Abuses Linked to Electoral Process

Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Congo all three experienced a significant increase in human rights abuses related to their elections in 2015.

Audio Human Rights in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe during 2015, “the most important human rights problems remained the government’s targeting members of non-ZANU-PF parties and civil society activists for abduction, arrest, torture, abuse, and harassment.

Audio Another Chance for South Sudan

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday, April 26, to be sworn in as vice president in an effort to end the civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.

Audio Supporting Tunisia's Democratic Transition

In Tunisia, against great headwinds, the people are proving that democratic reforms can become a reality.

Audio Aiding Those Affected by Boko Haram

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.

Audio Saving Those Kidnapped by 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.

Audio Partnering With Botswana to Fight HIV-AIDS

Botswana could be among the first countries to actually control the HIV epidemic.

Audio All South Sudan Parties Must Heed Peace Agreement

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.

Audio Africa Logistics Forum

Forum supports African Nations to examine and explore continuing logistics challenges in Africa’s security sector.

Audio Disappointing Election in Republic of Congo

On March 20th the Republic of Congo held presidential elections considered flawed.

Audio Twenty-second Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide

Twenty-two years ago in Rwanda more than 800,000 men, women, and children were systematically murdered during 100 days of unspeakable violence.

Audio U.S. Provides Additional Food Aid to Sudan

As the largest international donor of humanitarian aid in Sudan, the United States is clearly committed to the well-being of the Sudanese people.

Audio U.S. Wants Nigeria to Succeed

Nigeria is a diverse country with a large and assertive civil society, a rich culture and huge potential.

Audio Accountability for the Violation of Trust

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.

Multi-National Maritime Security Cooperation for Africa

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.

Audio Boosting Ethiopia's Water Resources

USAID Lowland WASH is a new water and sanitation program in Ethiopia.

Audio Election Re-run in Zanzibar

“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."

Audio Helping to Mitigate Ethiopia's Drought

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.

Audio Africans Stand Against Corruption

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.

Audio The Importance of Responsible Journalism in Burundi

Journalists should seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently and be accountable.

Audio Continuing the Fight Against Malaria

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.

Audio U.S.-Malawi Power Cooperation

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.

Audio Safe Drinking Water for Nigeria

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Coca-Cola Company have announced support for a new program in Nigeria.

Audio Stifling Dissent in the DRC

The United States is troubled by the harassment and detention of peaceful activists and opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Audio Clean Water for Tanzania

iWASH program supplied water to more than 200,000 Tanzanians and helped another 40,000 gain access to improved sanitation in schools and homes.

Audio Meeting Economic Challenge in Cote d'Ivoire

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.

Audio Unified Effort to Defeat Boko Haram

Boko Haram continues its vicious attacks on the people of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger as it seeks to impose its twisted ideology.

Audio Calling for Fair Elections in Uganda

For the sake of Uganda and all of its people, the upcoming elections must be free, fair and transparent.