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- Mozambique: U.S. Pledges Continued Support in Fighting Tuberculosisby [email protected] (AIM) on 27/03/2023 at 13:45
[AIM] Maputo -- The US Embassy in Maputo has pledged that the US will continue "to support Mozambique in taking concrete actions to fight the tuberculosis epidemic'.
- Ghana: U.S. Veep Arrives in Ghana for 3-Day State Visiton 27/03/2023 at 12:18
[Ghanaian Times] The Vice President of the United States of America (USA), Ms Kamala Harris, arrived in Accra yesterday to a rousing welcome as she commences with her three-day state visit to Ghana.
- Ghana: U.S. Veep's Arrival - Police Embark On Intermittent Roadblockson 27/03/2023 at 12:17
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Police Service has embarked on intermittent roadblocks in some parts of Accra and Cape Coast to allow free movement of the conveyors of the Vice President of the United States of America, Mrs Harris Kamala and her husband who are on a four day visit to the country.
- Ghana: Welcome, U.S Vice President Harris!on 27/03/2023 at 12:17
[Ghanaian Times] The Vice President of the United States (US), Kamala Harris, was yesterday welcomed to Ghana to begin a week-long visit to Africa. After spending three days in the country, she will spend two days in Tanzania before another day in Zambia.
- Africa: Vice President Kamala Harris Begins Africa Tour From Ghana - Gateway to Africaon 27/03/2023 at 07:51
[GhanaToday] The US Vice President, Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff have arrived in Accra, Ghana to begin a three-day working visit to the country.
- West Africa: The U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability 10-Year Strategic Plan for Coastal West Africaon 27/03/2023 at 05:18
[State Department] Summary: The U.S. government (USG) is committed to expanding partnerships in West Africa to prevent violent conflicts from emerging or further spreading across the region. The central Sahel region of Africa experienced more terrorist attacks than any other part of the world in 2021, with terrorist activity increasingly expanding across borders in neighboring Coastal West Africa (CWA) countries. Violent extremist activity is exacerbating distrust among civilians and security and government actors in bo
- Africa: US Vice President Harris's Visit to Africa Aims to Promote Vision of Continent as World's Futureon 27/03/2023 at 04:55
[RFI] US Vice President Kamala Harris starts a three-country tour of Africa this weekend, visiting Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia to promote the White House's positive vision of the continent as the "future of the world".
- Africa: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Kicks Off Africa Tripon 27/03/2023 at 04:33
[DW] Vice President Kamala Harris arrived to cheers in the Ghanaian capital on Sunday, the first leg in her weeklong trip to the continent aimed at deepening US ties.
- Rwanda: No Place for Political Violence in Rwanda, Says U.S. After Rusesabagina Releaseon 25/03/2023 at 10:55
[New Times] The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has welcomed the release of Paul Rusesabagina by the Government of Rwanda.
- Africa: U.S. Turns Spotlight on Russian Paramilitary Group Wagner's Africa Activitieson 24/03/2023 at 08:13
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The activities in Africa of Russia's Wagner Group, the private paramilitary group which deploys mercenaries to support the Kremlin's foreign policy objectives, are coming under increased American scrutiny as the United States, Russia and China compete for strategic advantage on the continent.
- Liberia: Everybody's Mum Over CIA Briefing At Langleyon 23/03/2023 at 15:40
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington -- Liberians were on edge Wednesday awaiting the outcome of a highly touted meeting between President George Weah, and a handful of his officials, who sat down for a highly-touted security meeting with top brass of the US Central Intelligence Agency at Langley, the CIA headquarters in McClean, Virginia.
- Liberia: U.S. Ambassador Mccarthy Keeping Weah Government's Feet to the Fireon 23/03/2023 at 15:40
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- Liberia: U.S. 2022 Human Rights Report Highlights Liberiaby [email protected] (New Republic) on 23/03/2023 at 10:24
[New Republic] As the Liberian Leader, President George M. Weah has left the Country for international engagements both in the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates , the State Department of Liberia's longtime-ally, America, has published its 2022 Human Rights Report highlighting several human rights' abuses, including "politically motivated killing."
- Tanzania: What U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's Visit Means for Tanzaniaon 23/03/2023 at 09:22
[Daily News] THE maiden visit of US Vice-President Kamala Harris to Tanzania is expected to bolster bilateral ties between the two countries and promote a number of areas for cooperation, pundits have forecasted.
- Ethiopia: Ethiopia Dismisses U.S. Atrocities Determination As 'Untimely', 'Selective', and 'Inflammatory' - Says It 'Unfairly Apportions Blame'on 22/03/2023 at 10:08
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Ethiopian government has dismissed a report by the US State Department determining atrocities committed in Ethiopia's two years war that started in the Tigray region and spread to Amhara and Afar regions as "untimely", "selective", and "inflammatory"; it also rejected it saying the report "unfairly apportions blame".
- Namibia: Namibia National Dayon 22/03/2023 at 08:03
[State Department] On behalf of the Government and the people of the United States of America, I extend heartfelt congratulations to the Namibian people as you celebrate 32 years of independence on March 21.
- Eritrea: Eritrea Rejects U.S. State Department Allegationson 22/03/2023 at 08:01
[Shabait] In a Press Statement yesterday (20th March), US Secretary of State yet again raised unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations against the Eritrean Defense Forces in relation to the two-year conflict in north Ethiopia triggered by the TPLF's deplorable War of Insurrection and choice.
- Ethiopia: Gov't Rejects U.S. Accusation of War Crimes as Inflammatoryby [email protected] (VOA) on 22/03/2023 at 07:58
[VOA] Adis Ababa -- Ethiopia's government has rejected a U.S. assertion that all sides in the two-year Tigray war committed war crimes, calling the statement "inflammatory."
- Niger: Niger Credited With Negotiating Release of U.S. Aid Worker, French Journalistby [email protected] (VOA) on 22/03/2023 at 07:42
[VOA] Dakar -- The government of Niger says it negotiated the release of a U.S. aid worker and a French journalist who were held captive by Islamist militants in the Sahel region. Aid worker and missionary Jeffery Woodke was held for more than six years, while reporter Olivier Dubois spent nearly two years in captivity.
- Djibouti: CJTF-HOA Shares Radio Equipment Knowledge With Djiboutian Military Partnerson 21/03/2023 at 15:41
[Horn of Africa Joint Task Force] Djibouti, Djibouti -- U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) communications directorate, CJ-6, conducted a knowledge exchange on radio equipment with the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) signal communications section at a FAD operating location in Djibouti, Feb. 20 - Mar. 2.
- Seychelles: Seychelles to Obtain Flexibility for U.S. Visa Process, Says Us Ambassadoron 21/03/2023 at 15:07
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and the United States will continue collaboration in maritime security, social and economic development as well as providing more flexibility for the US visa process as a top agenda, the newly accredited American ambassador to Seychelles said.
- Liberia: What's Behind Pres. Weah's Purported Meeting With the CIA?on 21/03/2023 at 12:24
[FrontPageAfrica] The reported invitation to President Weah and his Minister of Justice by Langley (CIA Headquarters) and not the State Department or the White House is a strange one. I have been around diplomatic circles for some time now (including 4 years of active duty as head of the largest Bureau within Foreign Affairs). I am finding it difficult to see a precedent in recent years. Even during the days of Mobutu Sese Sekou of Zaire (a loyal asset of Langley), no invite came directly from the CIA.
- Liberia: U..S. Department's 2022 Human Rights Report On Liberia Captures Report of 'Extrajudicial Killings, Cruel... Punishments By Government'on 21/03/2023 at 12:23
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The U.S. State Department in its 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices says there were several reports that the government of Liberia or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings.
- Africa: State Department Reports Perpetuate Double Standardsby [email protected] (AI) on 21/03/2023 at 03:54
[AI] In reaction to the release of the State Department's annual human rights reports today, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Paul O'Brien said, "when Secretary of State Blinken announced the US foreign policy strategy, he said it would be one centered in human rights, yet the annual human rights report demonstrates that the Biden Administration continues a policy of double standards when it comes to failing to call out the human rights abuses of key security partners."
- Morocco: FM Currently Visiting Washington D.C. to Boost Strategic Partnership Between Morocco, U.S.on 21/03/2023 at 03:29
[MAP] Washington D.C. -- Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, is currently on a working visit to Washington D.C. on Monday.
- Liberia: What The U.S. Human Rights Report Says About Liberiaby [email protected] (New Dawn) on 21/03/2023 at 03:24
[New Dawn] BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR
- Africa: Assistant Secretary Sison's Travel to Madagascar, South Africa, Mauritius, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laoson 21/03/2023 at 03:22
[State Department] Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele Sison will travel to Madagascar, South Africa, Mauritius, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos, March 22-April 7, for meetings with counterparts and UN officials to reinforce U.S. commitment to collaborative multilateral engagement in addressing collective global challenges.
- Ethiopia: Blinken on War Crimes and Ethnic Cleansing in Ethiopiaon 21/03/2023 at 03:20
[State Department] Ethiopia is now emerging from two years of a brutal conflict in the north, during which all parties committed atrocities. With the November 2, 2022 cessation of hostilities agreement (COHA) in place, the fighting has stopped, human rights abuses in northern Ethiopia are significantly down, Eritrean forces are leaving, and the Ethiopian government is taking the first step towards transitional justice. However, the suffering that was wrought upon civilians in northern Ethiopia must be acknowledged.
- Morocco: Secretary Blinken's Meeting With Moroccan Foreign Minister Bouritaon 21/03/2023 at 03:06
[State Department] The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel:
- Liberia: Ellen Corkrum Gets Over Three Years Jail Sentenceby [email protected] (New Republic) on 20/03/2023 at 10:17
[New Republic] A judge in Atlanta Georgia has ordered the incarceration of former Liberia AirPort Director General Ellen Corkrum to more than three years in federal state prison for fraudulently obtaining more than US$6 million in Covid relief funds. A US media has reported.