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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Leaders Summit

    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host the Civil Society Forum of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Monday, August 4, 2014 beginning at 8 am EST. The event will feature 600 representatives of U.S. and African governments, civic organization, diaspora groups, the private sector and the philanthropic community!

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  • 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. "    »

  • Two men shaking hands. (State Dept.)
    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. 

  • Amb. Brigety Speaks at African Youth Corner Event
    Amb. Brigety Speaks at African Youth Corner Event

    Ambassador Brigety engaged in a candid and wide-ranging discussion on Africa and youth issues with 40 African Youth Corps volunteers and African youth in Addis Ababa, representing 15 different countries. 

  • Ambassador Reuben Brigety Hosts Alumni
    Ambassador Reuben Brigety Hosts Alumni

    On December 17, 2013, U.S. Ambassador Reuben Brigety hosted twenty exchange program alumni (participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program and Africa Center for Strategic Studies programs) for a holiday reception. The Ambassador discussed the role that African leaders’ personal and professional relationships can play in strengthening connections between the U.S. and African nations, and the U.S. and the African Union. The reception was an opportunity to exchange views on building networks and current events on the continent. 

  • U.S. Support for Pan-Africanism Renaissance through ICT
    U.S. Support for Pan-Africanism Renaissance through ICT

    Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda announced the AU Vision 2063 Executive visit to promote closer cooperation plus engagement on ICT issues during the AU’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) week. 

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