Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Empowers Women

As part of celebrating this year’s Women’s History Month, we highlighted the work of African women who are U.S. program alumni making an impact in their communities. Hyasintha Ntuyeko, Mandela Washington Fellowship alumna from Tanzania This week, we meet Tanzanian Hyasintha Ntuyeko, a social entrepreneur and CEO of Kasole Secrets, a company that brings innovative …

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U.S. Mission to the African Union Launches Intellectual Property Rights Forum For African Creative Artists

ATTN:  U.S. Mission to the African Union Launches Intellectual Property Rights Forum   DATE: May 18, 2021 3:30pm – 6pm Ethiopia Time  LOCATION: Virtual   MEMO:  An initiative hosted by the U.S. Mission to the African Union  and the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) The U.S. Mission to the African Union is pleased to announce the launch of the first Intellectual Property Rights Forum …

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Remarks by Ambassador Jessye Lapenn at the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) Open Session

Jessye Lapenn U.S. Ambassador to the African Union at the African Union Peace and Security Council Open Session on Hate Crimes and Fighting Genocide Ideology in Africa April 12, 2021 (As delivered)   Distinguished Chairperson, Excellencies, and Colleagues, thank you for the opportunity to speak on this important topic, Hate Crimes and Fighting Genocide Ideology in Africa. This …

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Statement by Ambassador Jessica Lapenn on the Commemoration of Africa Day 2020

Today, the African continent celebrates Africa Day, and as the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) and Permanent Representative to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, I am pleased and honored to commemorate this 57th edition. The AU plays a key role on the continent, and as the first dedicated non-African mission accredited to the …

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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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Statement by the United States to the Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative”

Statement by the United States to the AU’s Peace and Security Council Open Session, “Climate Change Funding in Line with the Africa Adaptation Initiative” February 19, 2019   The United States recognizes the African Union, as the leading regional organization on the continent, has a significant role to play in advancing climate adaptation efforts.  We …

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