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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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. 

  • 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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