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  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Visits AUC

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Visits AUC

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden engaged with African Union officials on November 10 to explore U.S. – AU cooperation on space, education, and disaster mitigation.

  • Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day

    U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach was joined by Colonel Laura Varhola, U.S. Defense Attaché, and Colonel Chris Wyatt, representing the U.S. Mission to the African Union, at the Annual Remembrance Day Service held at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Addis Ababa. The event was hosted by Mr. Greg Dorey, Ambassador of the United Kingdom, to commemorate the fallen heroes of WWI and WWII who are buried at this cemetery. The United States honors it’s veterans on November11, a day originally designated as Armistice Day to honor those who had fallen in World War I. In 1954 November 11th was designated by President Eisenhower as a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

  • U.S. Assistance to ASEOWA

    U.S. Assistance to ASEOWA

    Addis Ababa, 08 October, 2014. – AUC Director for Social Affairs, Amb. Dr. Olawale I. Maiyegun,and the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, Dr. Reuben Brigety, held a launching ceremony for the U.S. assistance to the African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) mission. The six month grant agreement of USD 10 million was signed and became effective as of September 28, 2014.

  • US-AU call on International support to fight Ebola

    US-AU call on International support to fight Ebola

    On August 19, Ambassador Brigety met with 25 members of the AU Partners Group to discuss international support to fight Ebola in West Africa. The group discussed the challenges involved in providing an effective response, as well as the need to coordinate assistance.


Headlines from the Mission

  • John Kerry and Susan Rice: South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute

    In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. The international community welcomed South Sudan not just with cheers but also with promises of help. The hope and promise of that day are now at grave risk of being squandered if the nation’s leaders don’t at long last provide leadership.  

  • Telephonic Media Briefing on Outcomes of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    Here is yesterday’s telephonic media briefing with USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa Florie Liser.  

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    United States Will Help Mobilize 100 Additional African Health Workers for the Ebola Outbreak

    The United States announced today that it will support the African Union’s (AU) urgent deployment of trained and equipped medical workers to West Africa—the single largest injection of critical personnel to the region—to help combat the Ebola outbreak.  Full Press Statement »

  • U.S. Government, AU, Ambassadors Discuss Continent-Wide Cooperation.
    U.S. Government, AU, Ambassadors Discuss Continent-Wide Cooperation.

    USAU Ambassador Brigety hosted Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, five U.S. Senators, three AU Commissioners, and several Ambassadors for a dinner on Thursday, August 28. The attendees discussed cooperation on a range of issues, from fighting infectious disease to economic cooperation. 

  • U.S.-Africa Business Forum
    U.S.-Africa Business Forum

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2014.Leaders from across the African contine...nt are in the nation's capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government.  

  • President Obama remarks at YALI Presidential
    President Obama remarks at YALI Presidential

    "Welcome to Washington. I know most of you are visiting our country for the first time. So on behalf of the American people, welcome to the United States of America. (Applause.) We are thrilled to have you here. "    »

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    Secretary Kerry: U.S. is the Natural Partner of Africa

    Hallelujah, thank you very much for a spectacular introduction. Thank you for even getting out of the city and up into the mountains. And everything is so beautiful.   »