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- Zambia: Standing Up for Human Rights in Zambia on 06/12/2019 at 19:25
[Council on Foreign Relations] New York -Last week, when U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote expressed his dismay about a Zambian court ruling sentencing two men to fifteen years in prison for the crime of conducting a same-sex relationship, Zambian President Edgar Lungu was quick to take offense.
- Nigeria: Menendez Condemns Harassment and Re-arrest of NJ Journalist in Nigeria on 06/12/2019 at 19:16
[United States Senate] Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities.
- Namibia: U.S. Commends Namibia for Successful Elections on 06/12/2019 at 15:44
[Namibia Economist] The United States congratulated Namibia and its citizens on a successful and peaceful election, further strengthening Namibia's vibrant democracy.
- Ethiopia: U.S., Ethiopian Defense Officials Meet At Pentagon on 06/12/2019 at 14:19
[Addis Standard] Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James H. Anderson hosts a bilateral meeting with Ethiopia's Minister of Defense, His Excellency Minister Lemma Megersa, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee)
- Somalia: Slain Actvist Almaas Elman Honored By Friends and Family in Canada on 06/12/2019 at 14:19
[Dalsan Radio] The late activist Almaas Elman has been honored by friends and family in Canada.
- Kenya: FBI Offers U.S.$5 Million Reward for Al-Shabaab Bomb Maker on 06/12/2019 at 12:36
[Nation] The US State Department is offering a $5 million (about Sh508 million) reward for information on the whereabouts of an American citizen said to be a leader of al-Shabaab's bomb-making operations.
- Kenya: American Dad Desperate to Get Back His Two-Year-Old Son From Kenya on 06/12/2019 at 10:25
[Nairobi News] An American father is fighting to get back his two-year-old son from his estranged Kenyan girlfriend who, he claims, relocated from Manhattan to Nairobi with the child last year without his knowledge.
- Zimbabwe: U.S., China Accounting Queries Damning Indictment On Govt on 06/12/2019 at 08:38
[Zimbabwe Independent] The complaints by the Chinese and the United States over the misrepresentation of development aid figures by the ministry of Finance have raised questions over the state of government's accounting methods.
- South Africa: SA's Ebrahim Patel to Meet Us Trade Rep On Copyright Bill Tension on 06/12/2019 at 05:43
[Daily Maverick] The tension arises from a US decision to review South Africa's preferred trade status in response to a complaint filed on behalf of large US entertainment companies concerning the pending Copyright Amendment Bill.
- Malawi: USAID Urges Fiscal Prudence, Coordination Among Malawian CSOs on 05/12/2019 at 15:46
[Nyasa Times] The United States Agency for International Development (USaid) has called for enhanced coordination, governance and financial accountability among civil society organisations (CSOs) in Malawi so that they can make effective and meaningful contribution to the socioeconomic development of the country.
- Nigeria: U.S. Indictment - South-East Governors Ask Buhari to Protect Onyema on 05/12/2019 at 13:23
[This Day] Governors of the South-east states have expressed support for the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, who was recently indicted for fraud by the US authorities.
- Zambia: U.S-Zambia Ties Strained Over 15-Year Jail Sentence of Gay Couple on 05/12/2019 at 12:13
[This is Africa] Zambia' s High Court recently passed a decade and a half long jail term to two men for engaging in sexual relations "against the order of nature". The move was highly criticised by the U.S Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote, who said he was 'horrified' by the 'oppressive' decision.
- Sudan: The United States to Elevate Diplomatic Representation With Sudan on 05/12/2019 at 08:54
[SNA] Khartoum, 4-12-2019 (SUNA)- Sudan And the United states of America have decided to elevate their diplomatic representation to ambassadorial level, up from charge d'affaires that was the norm for the last twenty three years.
- Sudan: U.S., Sudan to Exchange Ambassadors for First Time in 23 Years on 05/12/2019 at 08:27
[VOA] The United States and Sudan will exchange ambassadors for the first time in more than two decades, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.
- Malawi: CSOs Demand Funding Loss and Damage Due Emissions on 05/12/2019 at 08:17
[Malawi News Agency] Madrid -Civil Societies at the ongoing Cop25 meeting in Madrid, Spain have strongly come out demanding wealthy countries such as America and the European Union (EU) to have a lion's share in financing Loss and Damage due to emissions.
- Sudan: Readout of Foreign Affairs Committee Meeting with Prime Minister Hamdok of Sudan on 05/12/2019 at 06:10
[U.S. House] Washington -Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed His Excellency Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister of Sudan, to the committee. Prime Minister Hamdok's visit to Washington is the first visit by a Sudanese leader since 1985 and is a demonstration of warming relations between the United States and Sudan. The Prime Minister was joined by Minister of Justice, Mr. Nasredeen Abdulbari; Minister of Religious Affairs & Endowments, Mr. Mawlana Nasreldeen Mof
- Zambia: Press Statement from U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote on 05/12/2019 at 05:41
[U.S. Embassy Luanda] Let us first acknowledge World AIDS Day, which we will celebrate tomorrow in Zambia. We highlighted this year's theme, "Communities make the difference," last week in Mandevu, with a huge, wonderful, and exceptionally welcoming group from Lusaka's largest constituency, as we opened a clinic in the market. Many thanks to the PF supporters, who professionally and kindly provided security for me, showing the benefit of these young men when they're not being sent on po
- Sudan: USAID Administrator Green's Meeting With His Excellency Abdalla Hamdok, Ph.d., Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan on 05/12/2019 at 01:31
[USAID] Washington, DC -On December 3, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with His Excellency Abdalla Hamdok, Ph.D., Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan, in Washington, D.C. This was Prime Minister Hamdok's first visit to USAID.
- Sudan: Hamdouk Meets U.S. Secretary of Treasury on 05/12/2019 at 01:27
[SNA] Washington -Prime Minister Dr Abdallah Hamdouk met within his current visit to United States with the American Secretary of Treasury Steven Terner Mnuchin in presence of President Donald Trump' senior officials.
- Sudan: Hamdouk Meets U.S. Ambassador At Large for Countering Terrorism on 05/12/2019 at 01:26
[SNA] Washington -Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdouk has met ambassador at large Nathan Sales who is in charge of countering terrorism in the context of his meetings with US. State Department officials.
- Sudan: United States and Sudan Agree to Exchange Ambassadors on 05/12/2019 at 01:13
[Radio Dabanga] Washington -The United States and Sudan have decided to initiate the process of exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap. The State Department confirmed this today during Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok's first visit to Washington.
- Sudan: Anybody Responsible for Atrocities Will Be Held to Account, Including Hemeti - PM Hamdok on 05/12/2019 at 01:12
[Radio Dabanga] Washington -In an interview with the US National Public Radio (NPR), Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok stated that "anybody" responsible for atrocities in Sudan must be held accountable. When pressed by the interviewer whether that includes deputy chairman of the Sovereign Council and commander of the notorious Rapid Support Forces militia, Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti', Hamdok replied: "Absolutely."
- Botswana: USAID Commends Govt for Prioritising Sanitation on 04/12/2019 at 15:11
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Botswana has been commended for making sanitation planning and services a priority.
- Tanzania: U.S. Warns Gay Travellers On Tanzania on 04/12/2019 at 13:13
[Nation] The US State Department on Tuesday urged travelers to Tanzania to "exercise increased caution" due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.
- Zimbabwe: Chamisa Being Fooled By Events in Latin America... on 04/12/2019 at 09:22
[The Herald] There are very interesting parallels between political developments in Zimbabwe and in four South American countries, namely Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
- Africa: Demands Grow for 'Global Justice' On Climate Damage At UN Talks on 04/12/2019 at 08:56
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Funding to cover the losses poor nations are suffering from more extreme weather and rising seas will be high on the agenda at U.N. conference in Madrid
- Zimbabwe: Political Parties Welcome UN Official's Call for Removal of Sanctions on 04/12/2019 at 08:32
[The Herald] Political parties have welcomed a high-ranking United Nations official's call for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by some Western countries.
- Kenya: U.S. Ambassador Tours Tatu City, Says the U.S. Will Continue Investing in Kenya on 04/12/2019 at 06:37
[Capital FM] Nairobi -US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter has said that US government will be the best friend Kenya will ever have, in terms of making big investments in the country as well as supporting the country's Big Four Agenda.
- Liberia: Lawmaker Wants U.S. Intervention on 03/12/2019 at 10:15
[New Dawn] Nimba County Rep. Samuel Kogar says President George Manneh Weah's travels to the Arab World and Asia for foreign help will not bring much needed solutions to revive Liberia's crumbled economy, suggesting the need for a Liberian legislative delegation to meet U.S. Congress and plead for U.S. Government's immediate intervention.
- Zambia: U.S. Faces Govt Protest After Criticising 15-Year Gay Sex Sentence on 03/12/2019 at 04:53
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Zambia's President has said local culture prohibited homosexuality and that he would not repeal the law against gay sex