2016 African Affairs Press Releases

12/27/16 Sudan Issues New Humanitarian Directives;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/16/16 DRC: Call for Calm and Respect for Human Rights;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/16/16 Sudan: Closing Political Space and Media Crackdown;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/15/16 Department of State and Partners Announce Third Annual WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/15/16 Twenty-six Americans To Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa for Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travels to Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/12/16 The Republic of Kenya's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Burkina Faso National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Ensuring a Peaceful Transition in The Gambia;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/09/16 Peaceful Election and Transition in Ghana;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/08/16 Nigeria: White Paper on Zaria Clashes;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
12/07/16 Ambassador Birx and Ambassador Russell Travel to Malawi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/16 Increased Violence and Atrocities in Equatoria, South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
12/03/16 The United States Commends The Gambia on Peaceful Election;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/02/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo and France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/16 Central African Republic National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
11/28/16 Mauritania National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
11/21/16 United States Supports Continued Efforts Toward a More Inclusive Agreement in the DRC;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
11/16/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Nigerian President Buhari; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/16/16 U.S. Delegation to the Brussels Conference for the Central African Republic (CAR); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/16/16 United States Engagement With African Partners on Climate Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/10/16 Angola National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
11/10/16 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield Travel to Marrakech, Morocco; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/16 On the Government of Burundi's Banning of Human Rights NGOs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/25/16 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to France, Namibia, Lesotho, and South Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/24/16 Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/24/16 Zambia National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/20/16 South Sudan's Support of Armed Sudanese Opposition Groups;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
10/14/16 Assistant Secretary Robinson Travels to Germany, the Central African Republic, Djibouti, Somalia, and Uganda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/14/16 Special Envoy Shaarik Zafar Travels to Nigeria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/12/16 Equatorial Guinea National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/12/16 On Ethiopia's Declared State of Emergency;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
10/12/16 Secretary of State Kerry to Travel to Rwanda, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
10/08/16 Sudan's National Dialogue General Conference;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
10/07/16 Secretary of State Kerry to Travel to Rwanda;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
10/07/16 Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources Travels to Rwanda; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/07/16 Uganda National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
10/04/16 Lesotho National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/29/16 Botswana National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/29/16 New Benjamin Joy Award Honors U.S. Embassy Ethiopia Team; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/29/16 Nigeria National Day Message;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/27/16 ICC Judgment in Mali Cultural Destruction Case;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to South Africa; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein Visits the Central African Republic; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Swaziland and Botswana; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/16 Guinea-Bissau's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/23/16 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Lake Chad Basin Region; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/22/16 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/20/16 The United States Welcomes Cooperation With Sudan on Counterterrorism;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/16/16 United States Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/16/16 United States Urges Commitment to Protection of Political Rights and Non-violence in the DRC;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/14/16 The Sentry's Report on Corruption in South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
09/10/16 Concerns Regarding Intimidation of Civil Society Members in South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/07/16 Special Envoy Thomas Perriello Travel to Tanzania, DRC, Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/06/16 United States Supports Proposed AU Mission to Gabon, Continues to Call for Calm;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/03/16 Congratulations to Sao Tome and Principe's New President Evaristo Carvalho;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
09/03/16 Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Dakar, Abuja, Johannesburg, and Pretoria; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/01/16 Concern Over Post-Election Constraints on Media Freedom in Zambia;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Child Soldiers - South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/31/16 Concern Regarding the Election in Gabon;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
08/28/16 Special Envoy Booth To Travel to Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/21/16 United States Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Somalia;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/20/16 United States Concerned About Torture and Protection of Fundamental Freedoms in Mauritania;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
08/12/16 Concerns Regarding Detention of Darfuris by Government of Sudan Authorities;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
08/01/16 U.S.-Angola Strategic Energy Dialogue in Washington; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/30/16 United States Condemns Continued Fighting in South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/28/16 Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/26/16 Liberia National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/22/16 United States Condemns Harsh Sentences and Calls for Unconditional Release of Prisoners;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/18/16 2016 U.S. Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/16 United States Reassures Support to South Sudan;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
07/15/16 United States Concerned Over Escalating Press Intimidation in Lesotho;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
07/10/16 South Sudan: United States Demands an Immediate End to Fighting in South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/09/16 South Sudan: Outbreak of Fighting in Juba;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/08/16 Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travels to Cameroon and Chad; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/08/16 Special Envoy Thomas Perriello Travel to Republic of Congo, Tanzania, France, Egypt, Angola; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/08/16 Support for Facilitation of National Dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
07/06/16 Malawi's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/02/16 U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth Travel to Khartoum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/16 Burundi's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/01/16 Rwanda National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/01/16 Somalia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/30/16 Democratic Republic of the Congo's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/21/16 Government of Sudan's Declaration of a Cessation of Hostilities;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
06/13/16 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/10/16 UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
06/10/16 United States Supports Full Implementation of the Peace Agreement in South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
06/06/16 Boko Haram Attacks in Bosso, Niger;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
06/06/16 Special Envoy Thomas Perriello Travel to the United Kingdom, Italy, and Belgium; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Acting Assistant Secretary Garber Travels to Switzerland and Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Cameroon National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/20/16 Diminishing Political Space in the D.R.C.;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/20/16 United States Concern Over Delays in Somalia's Electoral Process;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/13/16 Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield To Travel to Monrovia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/12/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Federal Republic of Nigeria President Buhari; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/16 Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken to Travel to Abuja for Regional Security Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/16 On Kenya's Announcement to End Hosting of Refugees;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
05/05/16 Final Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Chad;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
05/02/16 Urgent Need for Resumption of Burundian Dialogue;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/29/16 Joint Statement on South Sudan Peace Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/29/16 On Ethiopia's Charges of Terrorism Against Political Leaders;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/27/16 Sierra Leone National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/27/16 Togo National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/27/16 United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/26/16 On the Occasion of the United Republic of Tanzania's Union Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/26/16 Welcoming the Resumption of the Burundian Dialogue;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/25/16 Deputy Secretary Higginbottom Travel to Madagascar and Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/24/16 South Sudan: Failure of Government of South Sudan and Opposition to Form TGNU;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/22/16 Ambassador Catherine Russell Travels to Sudan and Malawi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/16 Joint Statement on South Sudan Peace Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/16 United States Provides Additional $40 Million for Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Response; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/18/16 On the Occasion of the Republic of Zimbabwe's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/17/16 United States Condemns The Gambia's Response to Peaceful Protests;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
04/15/16 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Accra and London; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/14/16 Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Mali and Guinea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to France, Belgium, Switzerland, DRC, Burundi, and Tanzania; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/16 Djibouti Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/07/16 Commemoration of the 22nd Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/07/16 Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Congo;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/04/16 On the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/04/16 Senegal Offers Two Former Guantanamo Detainees Humanitarian Resettlement;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/31/16 Concerns Regarding Sentencing of Angolan Activists;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/31/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Federal Republic of Nigeria President Buhari; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/31/16 United States Concerned about Prison Conditions in Burundi;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/30/16 Remarks at the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/30/16 The United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission Joint Communique; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/28/16 Assistant Secretary Malinowski Travels to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/16 Announcement of Electoral Results in the Republic of Congo;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
03/24/16 Cabo Verde's Parliamentary Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
03/24/16 Presidential Elections in Niger;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
03/23/16 Transfer of Ladislas Ntaganzwa to Rwanda by the Democratic Republic of the Congo;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
03/21/16 On the Occasion of the Republic of Namibia's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/21/16 Presidential Elections in the Republic of Congo;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/19/16 The United States Welcomes Release of Djiboutian Prisoners of War;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/13/16 The United States Condemns Attack in Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/11/16 Mauritius' National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/11/16 On the Ugandan Government's Post-Election Conduct;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
03/04/16 On the Occasion of the Republic of Ghana's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/02/16 United States Calls on Burundi to Carry Out Stated Commitments;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/22/16 Peaceful Elections in Niger;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/20/16 On the Results of Uganda's Presidential Elections;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/19/16 Secretary Kerry's Call with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Exercise of the Right to Freedom of Expression in the Democratic Republic of Congo;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/18/16 Statement of the High-Level Meeting of the JMEC Partners Group on South Sudan; Nairobi, Kenya
02/18/16 Sudan: United States Calls for End of Violence in Jebel Marra, Darfur;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
02/18/16 The Gambia National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/16/16 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Shannon's Travel to Africa and the Maghreb; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/12/16 Elections in the Central African Republic;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/12/16 On Next Week's Presidential Elections in Uganda;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/11/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Angola, South Africa, Burundi, D.R.C., and Tanzania; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/09/16 Host University Partners Selected for 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/28/16 Appointment of African Union High Representative for the Peace Fund;  Department Spokesman John Kirby; Washington, DC
01/22/16 Joint Troika Statement Urging the South Sudanese Parties To Form the Transitional Government; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/19/16 Reports of Mass Graves and Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burundi;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
01/16/16 United States Condemns Attacks in Burkina Faso;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/15/16 United States Concerned about Uganda's Electoral Environment;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/14/16 The United States Calls for Meaningful Dialogue About Oromo Community Concerns;  Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
01/11/16 Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Belgium, Italy, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Burundi, and Ethiopia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/16 Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Comoros, Madagascar, and Mauritius January 8-13, 2016; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/08/16 First Round of Elections in the Central African Republic;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/06/16 Ambassador Jenkins Travels to Kenya To Conduct Threat Reduction in Africa Study; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/31/15 Sudan's National Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
12/29/15 U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in the Lake Chad Basin Region;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
11/09/15 Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller Travels to Jordan, Lebanon, and Djibouti; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC