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Factsheet: U.S. Response to the Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC

December 2, 2019 The United States is actively is actively supporting efforts to end the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and treat those infected by the Ebola virus disease. The United States is responding to emerging needs and delivering lifesaving technical assistance to end the world’s second largest Ebola outbreak ...
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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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Remarks by Ambassador Jessye Lapenn at the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC)

Jessye Lapenn  U.S. Ambassador to the African Union at the African Union Peace and Security Council October 17, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning Mr. Chairperson, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. It is my absolute honor and pleasure to address the Council today for the first time since my arrival to Addis as the U.S. ...
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2019 National Day Remarks delivered by U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard on May 7, 2019

Remarks for National Day 2019 (243rd Independence Day) “U.S. Support for Economic Integration in Africa” May 7, 2019   Excellencies, Your Excellency Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, fellow members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen – Good evening! Together with Ambassador ...
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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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