Coronavirus – Uganda: United States Donates Additional 2.9 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Uganda

Download logo Today, the United States completed delivery of 2,919,150 more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda. Combined with previous donations, the United States has now provided Uganda more than 9.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.   “I am proud to announce the United States has now donated nearly 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Ugandan people […]

WHO welcomes historic decision by Gavi to fund the first malaria vaccine

Download logo WHO welcomes the historic decision by the Gavi Alliance Board to invest in the first malaria vaccine programme. The decision secures investment in the long-awaited malaria vaccine and assures that many more children at risk will benefit from this life-saving vaccine and additional malaria prevention. The Gavi Board  approved an investment to support the […]

Coronavirus-Mozambique: The United States Donates Additional 2 Million Johnson & Johnson Vaccines to Mozambique

The U.S. Embassy in Mozambique announces the arrival of 2,016,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that the United States is sharing with the Republic of Mozambique through COVAX. This is the United States’ fourth and largest bi-lateral COVID-19 vaccine delivery to Mozambique, bringing the total number of U.S.-donated vaccines to nearly 3.5 million, […]

U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Download logo Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights […]

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Stephanie Williams of the United States as Special Adviser on Libya

Download logo United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Stephanie Williams of the United States as his Special Adviser on Libya.  She will lead good offices and mediation efforts and engagements with Libyan regional and international stakeholders to pursue implementation of the three intra-Libyan dialogue tracks – political, security and economic – […]

2021 AEC: Reforms, debt initiatives come under the spotlight as Africa enters 'critical' phase

Download logo Participants at the 2021 African Economic Conference have urged countries to implement crucial governance and economic reforms to see the continent through a historic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference brought together leading thinkers, development specialists and policymakers virtually and in Sal, Carbo Verde, to present their latest research on […]

Ambassador Leonard Honors Varian and Other Stakeholders Working to Improve Cancer Healthcare in Nigeria

Download logo U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard has highlighted the U.S. government’s commitment as well as Varian’s efforts to significantly improving public health outcomes in Nigeria.     Delivering remarks at a reception in honor of Varian and attended by members of the Nigeria’s oncology community, Ambassador Leonard noted that the United States continues to lead the world in medical […]

Severe Cash Crunch Threatens WFP Operations in Ethiopia

WFP urgently needs $579 million to deliver food aid and livelihood support to some 12 million Ethiopians and refugees.  This includes $316 million for food and nutrition assistance to nearly four million people in the war-ravaged north.   The Ethiopian authorities, together with WFP and other partners, are struggling to address the hunger crisis in the country.  […]

Interstate Conference on Upcoming Seasonal Cattle Migration Concludes in Western Bahr El Ghazal

A three-day interstate conference brought together some 100 participants drawn across two states in South Sudan—Warrap and Western Bahr el Ghazal—to dialogue on a key issue: Preventing conflicts between herders and farmers during the upcoming cattle migration season. The main takeaway from the gathering was the need to deploy an integrated joint police force and […]

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Advocates For Alternative Rites Of Passage To Replace FGM

Download logo First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has lobbied stakeholders and communities to support the adoption of alternative rites of passage that involves mentorship to replace female genital mutilation (FGM). “The proposal to take girls through a 15-day initiation programme comprising of sessions on mentorship into adulthood, healthy relationships, life skills training, basic home economics and […]