After 22 years of autocratic rule under former President Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia has a new president - Adama Barrow.
Substantial regions of Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, particularly north eastern Nigeria, are at risk of facing famine – at least two locations likely already experienced famine last year.
In a recent press conference, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made clear that the United States has been more deeply engaged in more places to greater effect than at any time in American history.
The aid package brings the total provided under the agreement to $702 million.
The United States Agency for International Development will provide $227.3 million in additional developmental assistance to Nigeria.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation's investment in Mount Coffee will help bring back online the country’s largest source of power, providing much needed electricity and driving down the price of power.
The United States welcomes the recent signing of a political compromise agreement by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, and opposition party leaders.
The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development has provided critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout Ethiopia.
Interfaith cooperation among religious communities around the world is a powerful counterbalance to hate, violence, and injustice, said U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein.
United Nations officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, are warning of possible genocide in South Sudan as terrible violence rages there.
The virus is spreading among young women in sub-Saharan Africa.
The United States strongly supports CENCO in this role, given its credibility and neutrality, and believes its efforts provide the best chance of reaching a consensus agreement and guaranteeing the holding of elections.