World Hunger Day is an effort to focus attention on the fact that some 21,000 people die every day from hunger or malnutrition.
The United States notes that the referendum process in Burundi was marred by a lack of transparency, the suspension of media outlets, and attempts to pressure voters.
In a number of developing countries, democracy is in decline.
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria will send 60 young Nigerians to participate in the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship.
U.S. Ambassador Alexander Laskaris, the Deputy Commander for Civil-Military Engagement at United States Africa Command held high-level meetings in Sierra Leone as part of a series of engagements across West Africa.
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec urged security forces to safeguard the rights of citizens and protect life by showing maximum restraint in interactions with the public.
Thee government of Burundi announced that it would suspend Voice of America’s FM broadcasts for six months, effective Monday, May 7.
The USAID Trade and Investment Hubs, located in Ghana, South Africa and Kenya, assist, enhance and broaden the flow of trade between the United States and Africa.
The human rights "reports are a natural outgrowth of our values as Americans,” said John Sullivan, who was serving as Acting Secretary of State at the time of the Reports’ rollout.
On April 25th we observe World Malaria Day. It is an occasion to recognize the global effort to effectively control, and eventually eliminate, this devastating disease.
The United States is providing nearly $67 million dollars in additional humanitarian assistance to provide food, shelter, heath care and other urgent aid for vulnerable Congolese and refugees.
The United States is committed to maintaining its long-standing position as a global leader on humanitarian issues.