2014: African Affairs Press Releases

12/30/14 Government of Sudan's Decision to Expel United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the Country Director of the United Nations Development Program;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
12/30/14 United States Denounces Reported Coup Attempt in The Gambia;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
12/26/14 Christmas Day Attack in Somalia;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/23/14 Joint Statement on Peace Talks in Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/18/14 United States Congratulates Mauritius on Successful Elections;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/01/14 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield Visits Liberia in Support of Ebola Response Effort; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/18/14 U.S. Congratulates Burkina Faso for Progress Toward Democratic Transition;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
11/17/14 Sixth Meeting of the International Contact Group on the Central African Republic;  Director Jeff Rathke, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
11/01/14 U.S. Calls on Military To Transfer Power to Civilian Authorities;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
10/30/14 U.S. Deeply Concerned by Sentence of Ethiopian Journalist;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
10/28/14 Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia Meets in Dubai; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/28/14 Department of State To Lead Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Tanzania; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/22/14 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travels to South Africa and Zambia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/20/14 United States Deeply Concerned by D.R.C.'s Expulsion of MONUSCO Human Rights Officer;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/10/14 U.S. Deeply Concerned by Ongoing Violence in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/03/14 Legislation Under Consideration by the Government of South Sudan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
09/30/14 Reports of Civil Society Detentions in Sudan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
09/29/14 U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/28/14 Fifth Anniversary of Massacre at Pro-Democracy Rally in Guinea;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
09/26/14 Clinton Global Initiative Recognizes African Women's Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/25/14 Background Briefing on African Issues; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; New York City
09/25/14 U.S. Urges Burundi and Rwanda to Investigate Deaths;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
09/18/14 Joint Statement on National Dialogue in Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/15/14 Central African Republic: Resumption of Operations at Embassy Bangui;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/10/14 On the Arrest for Sedition in Botswana of Outsa Mokone;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/05/14 Swaziland National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/05/14 U.S. Commends Mozambique for Agreement To End Hostilities;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/02/14 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield's Travel to Nigeria, Cameroon, and England; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/02/14 Attack on MINUSMA;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/01/14 Lesotho Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/30/14 Political Tensions in Lesotho;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/26/14 Central African Republic: Announcement of New Government;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
08/20/14 Gabon National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/09/14 Threatening Remarks by Swazi Prime Minister Cause for Concern;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/08/14  Daily Press Briefing: August 8 (DRC, Gambia)
08/07/14 U.S. Orders Departure of Eligible Family Members from Liberia; Sending Additional Disease Specialists to Assist;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/14 Attack Against Aid Workers in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
08/06/14  Statement by the Chair of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
08/05/14  Daily Press Briefing: August 5, 2014
08/04/14 Small Group Meeting on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa on the Margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/31/14  Daily Press Briefing - July 31, 2014
07/28/14 Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/14  Daily Press Briefing - July 25 (YALI Summit, Mali)
07/25/14 Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/25/14 U.S. Dismayed by Harsh Sentence for Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/24/14 Central African Republic: Signature of a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/23/14 U.S. Condemns Bombings in Kaduna;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/21/14 Appointments of Mary Robinson as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and Said Djinnit as UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/21/14 South Sudanese Rebels Attack the Northern Town of Nasir;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/14 U.S. Department of State To Host Google+ Hangout with Young African Leaders on July 15; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/14/14 U.S. Welcomes Somali Ambassador to the United States, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
07/11/14 Sao Tome and Principe National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/30/14 Burundi Independence Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/30/14  Daily Press Briefing: June 30 (Nigeria)
06/30/14 Democratic Republic of the Congo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/30/14 Rwanda National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/30/14 Somalia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/26/14 Meriam Ibrahim Ishag Released on Bail;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/14 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travel to African Union Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/14 Gubernatorial Elections in Ekiti State, Nigeria;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/23/14 U.S. Welcomes Court Ruling to Free Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/16/14 Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom Travels to Senegal, Kenya, and Liberia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/10/14 Joint Statement on National Dialogue in Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/09/14 Counselor Shannon and Special Envoy Booth To Attend IGAD Summit on South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/14 Presidential Elections in Guinea-Bissau;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/20/14 U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance to South Sudan; Washington, DC
05/18/14 Violence in Northern Mali;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
05/15/14 U.S. Deeply Disturbed by Court Ruling in Sudan Apostasy Case;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/14/14 Background Briefing on the Situation in West Africa; Via Teleconference
05/09/14 Fraud Warning and Fake Kimberley Process Certificates for Sierra Leone and Guinea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/09/14 U.S. Welcomes Agreement between President Kiir and Machar;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/08/14  Daily Press Briefing: May 8 (Nigeria)
05/07/14  Daily Press Briefing: May 7 (Nigeria)
05/07/14 Secretary Kerry To Host Twitter Chat With the Young African Leaders Initiative Network; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/14 South African General Elections;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/06/14 Background Briefing on South Sudan; Via Teleconference
05/06/14  Daily Press Briefing: May 6 (Nigeria)
05/06/14 Secretary Kerry Meets With Anti-Poaching and Anti-Wildlife Trafficking International Visitor Leadership Program Participants; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/03/14 Background Briefing Following the Secretary's Visit to Ethiopia; En Route, Congo (Kinshasa)
05/02/14 Africa is on the Rise, and We Need To Help Make Sure it Continues (Op-Ed);  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Washington Post
05/02/14 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall To Travel to Indonesia, Burma, and Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/25/14 Secretary Kerry Travels to Addis Ababa, Kinshasa, and Luanda;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
04/22/14 Appointment of U.S. Special Representative for the Central African Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/17/14 On the Occasion of the Republic of Zimbabwe's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/17/14 U.S. Condemns Attacks in South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/10/14 Meeting With South Sudanese Minister Awan Riak; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/10/14 U.S. Support for UN Security Council Resolution Authorizing a UN Peacekeeping Operation for the Central African Republic;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
04/03/14 On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/26/14 U.S. Concern about Sharp Escalation of Violence and Insecurity in Darfur;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/25/14 Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/25/14 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces LEED Gold Certification for U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/14  Daily Press Briefing - March 24 (Uganda)
03/20/14 Ninth Annual Fortune/DOS Global Women's Mentoring Partnership Kicks Off (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/14 On the Occasion of the Republic of Namibia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/19/14  Daily Press Briefing - March 19 (Uganda)
03/18/14  Daily Press Briefing - March 18 (Uganda)
03/14/14  Daily Press Briefing - March 14 (South Sudan)
03/12/14 U.S. Welcomes Joint AMISOM-Somali National Army Efforts Against al-Shabaab;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/11/14  Daily Press Briefing - March 11 (Uganda)
03/11/14 Statement on the Occasion of the Republic of Mauritius' National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/11/14 U.S. Condemns Violence in Burundi;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/10/14 Ambassador Booth Travels to Ethiopia in Support of South Sudan Peace Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/08/14 U.S. Concern About Escalation of Violence and Insecurity in Darfur;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/07/14 Verdict in the Germain Katanga Trial at the International Criminal Court;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
03/05/14 On the Occasion of the Republic of Ghana's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/04/14 Special Envoy Feingold's Travel to Europe, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/28/14  Daily Press Briefing - February 28 (Sudan, South Sudan)
02/28/14 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Ugandan President Museveni; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/26/14 Counselor's Travel to West Africa, February 26 - March 5, 2014; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/25/14 State Department Contributes to NGO To Help With Worldwide Assistance (Africa); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/14  Daily Press Briefing - February 24 (Uganda)
02/24/14 Enactment of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/23/14 Recent Attacks by Boko Haram;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/19/14 Anti-LGBT Rhetoric in The Gambia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/12/14  Daily Press Briefing - February 12 (C.A.R.)
02/12/14 U.S. Extends Condolences to Burundi Flood and Landslide Victims;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/08/14 U.S. Concern About Violations of Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/06/14 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/14 Togolese Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
02/05/14 U.S. Condemns Sectarian Violence in the Central African Republic;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 Gulf of Aden Counterterrorism Forum, February 3-5, 2014, Djibouti, Djibouti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/03/14 TechWomen Delegation in Rwanda To Expand Network of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/29/14 Secretary of State John Kerry Presents Awards for Corporate Excellence (Angola, Cameroon); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/14 Attacks in Northeast Nigeria;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/14 U.S. Designated a Champion Country in the UN Global Education First Initiative; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/27/14  Daily Press Briefing - January 27 (C.A.R.)
01/27/14 U.S. Delegation to African Union Summit; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/26/14 Deputy Secretary of State William Burns Travels to Jordan and Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/26/14 U.S. Condemns Renewed Violence in Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/23/14  Daily Press Briefing - January 23 (South Sudan)
01/23/14 Signing of the Cessation of Hostilities between the Government of South Sudan and the Opposition Forces;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/14  Daily Press Briefing - January 22 (South Sudan)
01/21/14  Daily Press Briefing - January 21 (C.A.R., South Sudan)
01/21/14 U.S. Welcomes Selection of New Transitional President of the Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/18/14 Final Results of Madagascar's Presidential Election;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
01/17/14  Daily Press Briefing - January 17 (Nigeria)
01/16/14 Additional Contribution to International Organization for Migration Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Ethiopian Migrants; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/15/14 Selecting Transitional Leaders in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/14 Special Envoy Feingold's Travel to Africa; Washington, DC
01/07/14  Daily Press Briefing - January 7 (South Sudan)
01/07/14 Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Central African Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/05/14 Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Benin, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa January 7-17; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/04/14 Beginning of Direct Talks on South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/03/14 Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/03/14  Daily Press Briefing - January 3 (South Sudan)
01/03/14 Drawdown of Diplomatic Personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/01/14 On the Occasion of the Republic of Sudan's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC