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  • Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa

    September 19, 2014. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to screening procedures, travel restrictions, and reduced aviation transportation options in response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. 

  • Amb. Power on Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic

    September 15, 2014. Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, makes remarks on the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.  (en Français) »

  • Kerry on Resumption of Operations at U.S. Embassy Bangui

    September 15, 2014. I am pleased to announce that we are resuming operations at our embassy in Bangui. The people and leaders of the Central African Republic have made progress in ending the violence and putting their nation on a path toward peace and stability. But we all know that much work remains to be done.  (en Français) »

  • Central African Republic: Announcement of New Government

    August 26, 2014. The United States welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new transitional government in the Central African Republic. We call on all members of this newly appointed government to move forward quickly with the democratic transition process and to demonstrate by their actions that they govern in the interest of all Central Africans by including their voices in a broad-based, inclusive national dialogue. We likewise urge all Central Africans to partner with the transitional authorities, to stop all acts of violence, and to participate fully in the national dialogue. 

  • World Humanitarian Day

    August 19, 2014. We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities. One of the great privileges of serving as Secretary of State is getting to see firsthand the unfathomable commitment of men and women who give so much of themselves to victims of tragedy. I’ve met with leaders and community members in Iraq who are standing up to ISIL’s grotesque campaign of violence and terror. 

  • African Women's Entrepreneurship Program

    August 05, 2014. African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) is an outreach, education, and engagement initiative that targets African women entrepreneurs to promote business growth, increase trade both regionally and to U.S. markets through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), create better business environments, and empower African women entrepreneurs to become voices of change in their communities. 

  • Small Group Meeting on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa on the Margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    August 04, 2014. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden consulted today with the President of Guinea Alpha Condé, and senior officials from Liberia and Sierra Leone about the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The group identified national and regional priorities and held intensive discussions on the types of assistance needed to mount an effective response. Secretary Burwell and Director Frieden reiterated U.S. engagement and support for efforts to control the outbreak and address the challenge. 

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