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Portraits of African Women in Action Photography Contest 2021 Official Rules

U.S. Mission to the African Union Official Photo Contest Rules Portraits of African Women in Action Photography Contest 2021 I. Contest Organizer Portraits of African Women in Action Photography Contest 2021 is organized by the U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU). II. Description of the Contest Objectives As part of celebrating Women’s History Month, ...
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Statement from the U.S. Mission to the African Union – Storming of the U.S. Capitol

STATEMENT FROM THE U.S. MISSION TO THE AFRICAN UNION January 8, 2021 Storming of the U.S. Capitol The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris. They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer ...
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Statement by the U.S. Mission to the African Union on the Killing of George Floyd

The U.S. Mission to the African Union joins with the people of the United States, Africa, and the world in condemning the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN on May 25, 2020. The officer involved in Mr. Floyd’s death has been arrested for murder and manslaughter and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District ...
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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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