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- Africa: U.S Defense Secretary Reiterates Commitment to African Partnerson 30/09/2023 at 08:07
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The United States of America (USA) is deeply committed to ensuring that Africa enjoys all the protections of international rules and standards that promote security and prosperity.
- Ethiopia: U.S. Lauds Ethiopia's Transitional Justice Effortson 30/09/2023 at 07:51
[Ethiopian Herald] The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken applauded government's endeavor to ensure transitional justice in Ethiopia.
- Sudan: U.S. Announces Sanctions on Former Sudan Foreign Minister Ali Kartion 29/09/2023 at 15:41
[allAfrica] Harare -- The U.S. State Department has announced sanctions on Ali Karti, the former foreign minister of Sudan, accusing him of thwarting efforts to end the civil war there.
- Liberia: Us Visa Restrictions On Democracy Underminersby [email protected] (New Dawn) on 29/09/2023 at 13:23
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- Uganda: Uganda Denies Sending 70 Officials to UN Assemblyon 29/09/2023 at 07:24
[Nile Post] The Ugandan government has denied that it sent over 70 officials to United Nations General Assembly.
- Uganda: Uganda's Serunjogi Appointed to Advise President Biden On Africaon 29/09/2023 at 07:24
[Nile Post] United States (US) President Biden has appointed US-based Ugandan businessman, Ham Serunjogi as a member of his inaugural Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the US.
- Angola: Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meetings With President of Angola João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço and Minister of Defense João Ernersto dos Santoson 28/09/2023 at 09:13
[DOD] Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:
- Liberia: U.S. Announces Visa Restrictions for Individuals Undermining Democracy in Liberia Ahead of Electionson 28/09/2023 at 08:14
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has revealed that the United States will impose visa restrictions on individuals believed to be "undermining democracy" in Liberia as the country gears up for its upcoming elections in October.
- Africa: U.S. Defense Secretary Completes First Tour Across Africaby [email protected] (VOA) on 28/09/2023 at 07:38
[VOA] Luanda, Angola -- Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin returns to the United States Thursday after wrapping up his first tour across the African continent as Pentagon chief.
- Africa: New Initiative Aims to Connect U.S. to Africaby [email protected] (VOA) on 28/09/2023 at 07:23
[VOA] Washington -- The White House says a new advisory council composed of prominent Americans of African heritage aims at "enhancing dialogue between U.S. officials and the African diaspora" -- a key focus of President Joe Biden's partnership-focused revamped Africa strategy.
- Africa: A Dispiriting High-Level Week at the UN as Leaders Devalue Democracyon 28/09/2023 at 00:40
[CFR] Leaders devalue democracy under the guise of standing up to the West.
- Africa: EXIM Chair Reta Jo Lewis Champions Global Finance Access in Africa During Diaspora Events on Sidelines of UNGAon 27/09/2023 at 15:15
[Ex-Im Bank] New York -- EXIM's Chair Convenes Public and Private Sector Representatives and Sports Leaders for "Export Gamechanger" event on Financing in Africa and the Caribbean
- Africa: President Biden Announces the Inaugural Members of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United Stateson 27/09/2023 at 12:59
[White House] Washington, DC -- Today, President Biden is announcing the inaugural members of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States. The establishment of this Council was a significant commitment announced by Vice President Harris on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration during the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, aimed at enhancing dialogue between United States officials and the African Diaspora.
- Gabon: U.S. Govt Pauses Foreign Assistance Programmeson 27/09/2023 at 11:29
[State Department] The U.S. government is pausing certain foreign assistance programs benefiting the government of Gabon while we evaluate the unconstitutional intervention by members of the country's military. This interim measure is consistent with steps taken by the Economic Community of Central African States, the African Union, and other international partners, and will continue while we review the facts on the ground in Gabon. We are continuing U.S. government operational activities in Gabon, including diplomatic and
- South Africa: Secretary Antony J. Blinken and South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor Before Their Meetingon 27/09/2023 at 10:28
[State Department] Washington, D.C. -- SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, good morning, everyone. It's always a great pleasure to be with my colleague and my friend Foreign Minister Pandor. We've had many opportunities over the last couple of years to work closely together, quite literally around the world. But it's particularly gratifying to have the foreign minister here at the State Department in Washington.
- Kenya: U.S., Kenya Sign $100 Million Defence Cooperationon 27/09/2023 at 08:23
[Premium Times] "The United States remains committed to working with Kenya to help bring stability and security to the region, and beyond."
- Africa: Inaugural Members of the President's Advisory Council On African Diaspora Engagement in the U.S.on 27/09/2023 at 08:05
[State Department] Today, President Biden announced the inaugural members of the President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States within the U.S. Department of State. These twelve leaders have all played important roles in strengthening United States-Africa relations and shaping United States foreign policy toward Africa. They reflect the diversity of the African diaspora from African American and African immigrant communities. I will rely on their advice and counsel on how we can strengthen
- Kenya: Defence Secretary Praises U.S., Kenya Defence Tiesby [email protected] (VOA) on 27/09/2023 at 07:20
[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday praised what he called the "strong relationship" between U.S. and Kenyan forces as he met with troops from the two countries at Camp Simba in Manda Bay, Kenya.
- Tanzania: Government Impresses U.S. Ambassador Over Researches On Diseaseson 27/09/2023 at 06:09
[Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR: THE US Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Michael Battle has hailed the Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri (PHL-IdC) that is located at Wawi area in South Pemba, for a good performance and progress in diseases research.
- Kenya: U.S., Kenya Sign Deal Ahead of Haiti Security Missionon 26/09/2023 at 13:21
[allAfrica] Harare -- The United States and Kenya have struck a defense pact that will provide Kenya with funding and support for security deployments following Kenya's voluntary offer to lead an international mission to violent Haiti, Al Jazeera reports.
- Niger: U.S. Mulls Military Options As France Prepares Troop Withdrawal From Nigeron 26/09/2023 at 12:08
[RFI] The United States has said it will "evaluate" its next steps on the crisis in Niger after France announced a full troop withdrawal by the end of 2023, as demanded by the as demanded by the military junta in Niamey.
- Uganda: NUP Diaspora Reacts to the Relationship Between Kyagulanyi, Embattled U.S. Senator Bob Menendezon 26/09/2023 at 07:31
[Nile Post] Dr Daniel Kawuma, the National Unity Platform (NUP) Diaspora Team Leader, has expressed concern over the association between NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and his US Promoter Senator Bob Menendez, who was recently charged with corruption-related offences.
- Kenya: U.S. Defence Secretary Austin in Kenya for Talksby [email protected] (VOA) on 26/09/2023 at 07:21
[VOA] U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin traveled Monday to Kenya for talks with defense officials about security and counterterrorism.
- Niger: Germany, U.S .Watch and Wait As France Pulls Troops Outon 26/09/2023 at 06:55
[DW] The German and US defense ministers have said they see no immediate need to leave Niger, following France's decision to withdraw troops. Niamey's junta has been more focused on the former colonial power's presence.
- Kenya: Kenya, U.S. Ink 5-Year Defense Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Bilateral Relations and Securityon 26/09/2023 at 05:17
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya and the United States have officially inked a five-year Defense Cooperation Agreement, solidifying their commitment to enhance bilateral relations and bolster defense capabilities. The agreement, effective from 2023 to 2028, was formally ratified during a signing ceremony at the Defense Headquarters in Nairobi.
- Africa: After 78th UNGA, Pentagon Chief Visits Djibouti, Kenya, Angolaon 25/09/2023 at 10:26
[Premium Times] The U.S. Pentagon began an official six-day visit to Djibouti, Kenya, and Angola.
- Kenya: Kenya, U.S. to Sign Defence Cooperation Agreement on September 25on 25/09/2023 at 06:51
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya and the United States will sign a Defence Cooperation Agreement on Monday aimed at strengthening counter-terrorism effort in furtherance of regional security interests .
- Africa: Pentagon Chief On Africa Tour Focusing On Defense Issuesby [email protected] (VOA) on 25/09/2023 at 06:38
[VOA] Djibouti/Washington -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Djiboutian leaders and the president of Somalia in Djibouti on Sunday, marking his first trip to Africa as Secretary of Defense amid continued violence in the region. Later in the week, he will travel to Kenya and Angola.
- Uganda: American Ambassador's Dilemma in Ugandaon 25/09/2023 at 06:25
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- A video of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman, pitching to American investors why they should invest their dollars in Kenya triggered debate on why American ambassadors cannot do the same for Uganda.
- Ethiopia: U.S. Govt Contractor Faces Death Penalty for Allegedly Spying for Ethiopiaon 22/09/2023 at 11:23
[allAfrica] Harare -- An American citizen of Ethiopian descent who had Top Secret clearance was detained and accused of giving sensitive information to Ethiopia, AFP reports.