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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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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Telephonic Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs (May 6, 2020) Discussion with Ambassador Jessica Lapenn and Africa CDC Director Dr. John Nkengasong on COVID-19 in Africa (April 28, 2020) Background briefing with a Senior Administration Official on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. response (April 22, 2020) Digital Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the US response (April 2, 2020) Fact sheet: U.S. Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response (March 27, 2020) U.S. Global Public Health Assistance in Africa 
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Fact sheet: U.S. Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad. As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department ...
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