7th Annual AUC – U.S. High-Level Dialogue Joint Communique

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United States convened for the 7th Annual AUC – U.S. High-Level Dialogue, led by Ambassador David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Ambassador Smaїl Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, on November 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C.  The AUC and the United States reaffirmed …

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Launch of OPIC 2X Africa and African Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue

Today, in front of women leaders and entrepreneurs at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Acting President and CEO David Bohigian launched OPIC 2X Africa, a W-GDP initiative, which seeks to directly invest $350 million to help mobilize $1 …

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Readout from Advisor to the President’s Meeting with African Union Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey and Signing of Communique

Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, USAID Administrator Mark Green and Acting OPIC President and CEO Dave Bohigian met with African Union Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey to discuss ways to catalyze the potential of women in the workforce, and the goal of the W-GDP to prioritize women’s empowerment as a key driver to spur economic growth in Africa.  To deepen the United States’- African Union Commission partnership, they renewed a commitment to strengthen women’s …

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The United States Sanctions Three Individuals for Threatening Peace in South Sudan

Today, the United States imposed sanctions on three individuals for their roles in the conflict in South Sudan. Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) for being leaders of entities whose actions expanded or extend the conflict in South Sudan. Gregory Vasili was …

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Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission

Today at African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, the United States and the African Union Commission signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) that reaffirms commitment to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The MOC deepens the existing partnership between the U.S. CDC and Africa CDC by enhancing cooperation in surveillance, …

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African Union Commission and the United States Commit to Advance Efforts Towards Stability and Development in Africa

Joint Communique November 29, 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The African Union (AU) Commission and the United States of America convened the 6th annual High Level Dialogue at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa. Led by the African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson Amb. Kwesi Quartey and the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy, …

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Troika Intervention at the IGAD Council of Ministers’ Meeting on South Sudan

                              PRESS RELEASE November 16, 2018 Troika Intervention at the IGAD Council of Ministers’ Meeting on South Sudan The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway. The members of the Troika (the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom) welcome the progress that has been made …

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Press Release:  Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT March 8, 2018 Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert Secretary Rex Tillerson met with AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki today to reaffirm the United States’ and AU’s mutual respect and strong …

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High Level Meeting Between the AUC Chairperson and U.S. Secretary of State Joint Communique

HIGH LEVEL MEETING BETWEEN AUC CHAIRPERSON AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE  Joint Communique  Addis Ababa (8 March 2018): African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today hosted U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to the shared goal of a stable and …

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IVLP Debrief with Ibraheem Sanusi

International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) participant Mr. Ibraheem Sanusi met with Ambassador Susan D. Page, Chargé D’affaires to the U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU) to share his experiences on his recent visit to the United States. Mr. Ibrhaeem Sanusi, Governance and Democracy analyst, participated in the IVLP program entitled “Managing Conflicts in a …

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IVLP Debrief with Thiam Nouhou

On June 23, recent International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) participant Mr. Thiam Nouhou met with Ambassador Susan D. Page, Chargé D’affaires to the U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU) to share his experiences on his recent visit to the United states.  Mr. Thiam Nouhou, Senior Policy Officer at Bureau of Chairperson, participated in the …

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