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  • 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.

  • 24th Ordinary Sessions of the African Union

    24th Ordinary Sessions of the African Union

    Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II met with Deputy Chairperson of African Union Erastus Mwencha today at the African Union Commission.

  • 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.

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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.   »

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