The Tuareg rebellion in northern Mali has pushed tens of thousands of people into Niger where the refugee crisis has intensified a looming food crisis.
“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.
Amid almost two years of political turmoil and inter-communal fighting, the United States has stood with the people of the Central African Republic.
Given that half of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under the age of 18, it is not surprising that the continent’s population is expected to exceed four billion by the year 2100.
Mozambique’s president and opposition leader ratified a peace deal earlier this month that ends two-years of low level conflict throughout the country.
The United States has spent more than $100 million responding to the Ebola outbreak.
The United States and our partners around the world are working with African governments, hospitals, courageous health workers and ordinary citizens to stop Ebola and save lives.
U.S. calls on new cabinet to include their voices in a broad-based, inclusive national dialogue.
Rebels fighting the South Sudanese government seized a helicopter of a regional ceasefire monitoring team and briefly detained its members.
International alliance will include governments, farm groups, civil society organizations, research bodies, businesses and United Nations agencies.
Security forces in South Sudan shut down a prominent independent radio station and briefly detained its news director.
The U.S. government is assisting the international response to the outbreak with financial aid and medical expertise, but there is no substitute for trained local healthcare professionals.