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  • Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

    July 24, 2014. Secretary Kerry will provide welcoming remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 28, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington. The three-day conference, July 28-30, will bring together 500 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders to meet with U.S. entrepreneurs, government officials, and civil society representatives. 

  • State Dept. on Pact to End Violence in Central African Republic

    July 23, 2014. The United States welcomes the decision by all parties to end the violence in the Central African Republic. On July 23, the parties signed a “Cessation of Hostilities Agreement” to stop the violence in the country. This cessation of hostilities agreement represents an important step toward stopping the bloodshed in the Central African Republic and preparing the way for a peaceful and democratic political transition. 

  • Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travel to African Union Summit

    June 25, 2014. At the invitation of the African Union, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will head the United States delegation to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in connection with the AU Summit to be held this week. 

  • U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in the Central African Republic

    June 23, 2014. Today the United States announced nearly $51 million in additional humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). This new assistance brings the total U.S. humanitarian funding for the crisis to nearly $118 million in Fiscal Year 2014, helping people suffering inside CAR as well as refugees in the neighboring countries. 

  • U.S. Special Representative W. Stuart Symington in Central African Republic

    June 17, 2014. U.S. Special Representative for the CAR W. Stuart Symington travelled to Bangui, CAR, from June 17-21. Special Representative Symington’s visit to the Central African Republic reflects the U.S. government’s continued high-level commitment to restoring stability and security for the people of the CAR, while promoting accountability, reconciliation, and democratic governance. 

  • Robert Jackson on the growing threat of Boko Haram

    May 15, 2014. Freeing 276 Nigerian girls from Boko Haram is now one of the U.S. government's top priorities, U.S. officials declared Thursday, issuing alarming warnings about the militant group's expanding reach and growing capacity for more sophisticated and deadlier terror attacks. Robert Jackson, a State Department specialist on Africa, said that Boko Haram ``has no regard for human life.''  

  • U.S. Supports U.N. Peacekeeping in Central African Republic

    April 11, 2014- The United States commends the U.N. Security Council for approving plans to send 12,000 peacekeepers to the strife-torn Central African Republic.  (en Français) »

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