FILE - Mauritanian anti-slavery protesters march to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid during a previous arrest.
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.
“In Liberia, the outbreak has slowed dramatically ... but the outbreak continues to surge in Sierra Leone."
The United States welcomes the Parliamentary confirmation of Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.
Ten years ago today, a tremendous earthquake centered just off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra coastline, created an enormous tsunami that spread across the Indian ocean and deluged the coastal communities there.
The United States is fully committed to supporting regional counterterrorism efforts and to the wider promotion of stability across the Sahel.
“Today, I appeal to the leaders of South Sudan to pursue peace as a way to honor those who have died. It is in your hands to end the cycle of violence."
Lack of inexpensive, reliable energy delivery is one of the chief obstacles to growth and development in much of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
With the United States leading the way, the international community’s response to the Ebola fever epidemic gripping West Africa has slowed the disease’s spread in hard-hit Liberia.
We welcome the important contributions the United Kingdom and Denmark announced recently for Kenya and urge other countries and entities to make further donations.
Suspected Islamic extremists are on the rampage in northern Nigeria, recently attacking a mosque, police facility and a crowded market, killing more than 100 innocent people.
The citizens of Namibia voted November 28 in Africa’s first electronic election, an example for other nations for commitment to the democratic process.
The United States is deeply concerned by the brutality and the increasingly frequent attacks on the civilian population of Beni territory, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Africa, where more than 200 million people eat fish as a main source of protein, sustainable fishing is critical.
The international coalition working to bring peace to the Central African Republic met recently in the capital, Bangui, to reaffirm its commitment to helping end the crisis there.
The West African nation of Burkina Faso is taking the first steps toward returning to democratic rule with the naming of an interim president.
Heads of state said they were committed to do what is necessary to ensure a coordinated international effort to stem the outbreak and address its medium-term economic and humanitarian costs.
A push by supporters of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud to remove Somalia’s Prime Minister from office is threatening to paralyze the government there.
The United States is committed to strengthening ties with the nations of Africa, one of the world's most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.
Following clashes between protesters and security forces, military leaders who took over Burkina Faso announced that they will install a transitional government in the West African nation based on “broad consensus.“
President Ian Khama was sworn in for a second term as leader of Botswana on October 28 after the ruling Botswana Democratic Party retained its Parliamentary majority in elections last week.
On the eve of planned peace talks between the South Sudanese government and rebels contesting its authority, government troops and rebel soldiers are clashing again.
On October 26th, 2014, Tunisia held its second post-revolutionary election, and its first full-term parliamentary contest.
The United States has expressed deep concern over the decision of the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to expel the U.N.’s top human rights official and strongly urges officials to reverse the decision.
Amid concern by many in the United States over the possible spread of Ebola fever, government officials have begun limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African nations to arrival at five U.S. airports.
The U.S. is actively engaged in fighting the Ebola outbreak. It has deployed more than 750 U.S. government personnel to West Africa, making this the largest-ever U.S. response to a global health crisis.
The United States calls on the international community to join us in this fight.
Support for democracy and free and fair elections are at the heart of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, and reflected in polling data from across the continent.
The people of the Central African Republic, international peacekeepers and aid workers continue to come under attack by armed groups there, a nation roiled by almost two years of violence that has displaced over a million people and killed as many as 5,000.
Security forces in Sudan arrested scores of Sudanese activists in the lead up to the one year anniversary of massive public protests against the lifting of government fuel subsidies in September 2013.
The U.S. worked at the recent UNGA to focus greater attention and pressure toward ending the political crisis in South Sudan.
Indictments, summons not respected in Conakry killings.
Several dead bodies found floating in a lake on the border between Burundi and Rwanda remain unidentified.
As the government of Mali and representatives of three armed rebel groups continue talks aimed at ending the political crisis that has torn apart the West African nation, other factions still bent on violence have stepped up attacks on international peacekeepers.
President Barack Obama announced that the United States will soon send 3,000 military personnel and stepped-up medical aid to West Africa.