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Ambassador Lapenn Joins AU World AIDS Day Commemoration

Ambassador Lapenn joined Mrs. Monica Geingos, The First Lady of Namibia; AU Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development Ambassador Minata Samate Cessouma; and Acting Africa CDC Director Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma for the African Union’s World AIDS Day Commemoration on November 30, 2022. Remarks as drafted First, let me acknowledge the AU Commission ...
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DAS Campbell and African Reps to the AU Address the Need to Assist Displaced Persons in Africa

On July 28, Ambassador Lapenn hosted Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Elizabeth Campbell of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration for a roundtable discussion on Africa’s migration and refugee challenges with Permanent Representatives to the African Union. Demonstrating the widespread commitment to assisting Africans affected by conflict and other causes of ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: The Year of Nutrition and Food Security

Funding Opportunity Title: The Year of Nutrition and Food Security Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-USAU-FY22-001 Deadline for Applications: May 25, 2022 11:59PM EAT CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: $120,000 – subject to funds availability Maximum for Each Award: $40,000 Number of Awards Available: 3 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Mission to ...
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Statement Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the African Union

Congratulations to the African Union (AU) on the conclusion of a successful Summit! The United States recognizes President Tshisekedi’s leadership over the last year and welcomes President Sall’s tenure at the helm of the Assembly. This year marks twenty years since the founding of the AU and nearly seventy years since its predecessor, the Organization for African ...
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Africa CDC, IFRC, and USAU call for equitable vaccine coverage in Africa

Addis Ababa, 23 September 2021—Today, during a high-level event on COVID-19, on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU) called on partners and governments to ...
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