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  • 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.

  • 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    President Obama in August will welcome leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. This Summit, the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government, will build on the President’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 and it will strengthen ties between the United States and one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

  • 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.   »

  • Ambassador Brigety’s Interview with NPR Host Kojo Nnamdi
    Ambassador Brigety’s Interview with NPR Host Kojo Nnamdi

    Ambassador Brigety spoke with Kojo Nnamdi about the upcoming African Union summit as well as current challenges and opportunities on the African continent. They also explored the U.S. role in Africa and its role in efforts to end violent conflicts there. 

  • Earth Day 2014
    Earth Day 2014

    The United States is proud to join countries around the world in celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day. Sec. Kerry still remember participating in the very first Earth Day back in 1970. It helped to unleash a wave of grassroots activism that ultimately led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. This Earth Day we need to consider new ways to unleash a new wave of activism to tackle today’s long list of environmental challenges from the existential threat of climate change to the cause of the oceans. 

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