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  • 2015 US - AUC High Level Dialogue

    2015 US - AUC High Level Dialogue

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks and participates in a MOU signing with AU Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on April 13, 2015.

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  • USAU mourns Garissa University Attack

    USAU mourns Garissa University Attack

    Ambassador Brigety signs the Republic of Kenya Condolence Book at the Kenyan Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to express the condolences of the Government of the United States for the loss of 148 lives during the terrorist attack on Garissa University.

  • Ambassador Brigety on Afro FM 105.3

    Ambassador Brigety on Afro FM 105.3

    On April 8, 2015 Ambassador Reuben Brigety participated in an interview on US-AU relations with Afro FM 105.3, a private radio station whose audience includes decision makers and Addis based diplomatic corps. He discussed positive engagements with the AU & African countries, asserting that the U.S. is pleased to be a partner in support of an Africa that is “peaceful, prosperous and proud.”

  • Debrief with AU media delegation on AFRICOM trip

    Debrief with AU media delegation on AFRICOM trip

    On February 24, 2015, Col. Chris Wyatt and Public Diplomacy Officer Linda McMullen met with international journalists who participated in the first-ever AFRICOM reporting tour. Participants unanimously described the session as “useful” to better understanding AFRICOM’s role in partnering with African countries on peace and security issues.

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Headlines from the Mission

  • Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation to Support the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
    Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation to Support the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks and participates in a MOU signing with AU Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on April 13, 2015. 

  • 50th Anniversary of the Selma
    50th Anniversary of the Selma

    President Obama and the First Family joined thousands of Americans in Selma, Alabama to honor the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who bled there in 1965, in support of voting rights for all African Americans 

  • AFRICOM welcomes African Union journalists
    AFRICOM welcomes African Union journalists

    Eight journalists who are accredited with the African Union are visiting U.S. Africa Command this week as invited participants of the command’s public outreach and communications program. The journalists, from both traditional and new media, represent a variety of news organizations in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.  

  • Sweet Honey in the Rock Performs at AU
    Sweet Honey in the Rock Performs at AU

    To celebrate Black History Month, Grammy award-winning artists Sweet Honey in the Rock offered a VIP performance at the AU on February 10, 2015, for the African Union Commission and the diplomatic corps. 

  • Press Conference on African Issues at AU Summit
    Press Conference on African Issues at AU Summit

    Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Ambassador Reuben Brigety, US Representative to the AU, and Permanent Representative of the US to UNECA held a press conference with local and foreign journalists on African issues, including African elections, Ebola, Boko Haram, press freedom and other subjects.  

  • 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. 

  • 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.  

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