People fleeing violence in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, South Sudan, arriving at UNMISS base. (File April 2014).
The United Nations Security Council voted to authorize creating an international peacekeeping force.
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.
The United States and other partners are working with international health officials to aid the fight.
U.S. sends delegation of religious leaders to Central African Republic.
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.
The United States strongly supports the Tunisian people and their progress toward a future of economic prosperity and democratic government.
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.
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.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan – known as UNMISS - protects civilians and makes it possible for humanitarian aid to reach those in need.
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.
Tuberculosis is the second leading cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide, infecting almost 9 million people and killing some 1.3 million annually.
Rising political tensions in Burundi ahead of next year’s elections have sparked violent clashes between police and opposition activists in recent days
An international tribunal has convicted a former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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.
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.
Though the situation has improved, passage through the area off the coast of Somalia is still dangerous.
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.
Fighting and deadly attacks against innocent civilians continue in South Sudan, despite an agreement signed on January 23 to cease hostilities.
USAID is committing more than $130 million to build resilience in NIger and Burkina Faso over the first two years of this initiative.
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.
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.
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.
Wildlife trafficking threatens security and the rule of law, helping to finance the operations of a number of armed insurgent groups in Africa.
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.
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.
The government agreed on January 23 to the release of all detainees, but four remain in custody.
"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."
Every ransom paid to a terrorist organization provides incentives for future kidnapping operations.
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.
The United States is deeply concerned about the renewed violence in the Central African Republic, which is developing into an increasingly inter-religious conflict.
The government of South Sudan and the rebel forces that are contesting its authority have signed a cessation of hostilities agreement.
The United States welcomes Catherine Samba-Panza’s selection as interim leader.
The New Alliance and Feed the Future both support country-driven approaches to development .
“In the course of the last [few years], we have seen dramatic escalation in wildlife trafficking.”
A cease-fire needed to allow talks to proceed has been elusive.
C.A.R.’s transitional assembly, the national transition council, is meeting now to work toward forming a new government.
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.
United Nations officials estimate that more than 1,000 people may have been killed since fighting started there last month.
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.