Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 13:31
Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) participated in a community service project, organized by the U.S. Embassy, at Beau Vallon School in Seychelles as part of the ship’s port visit, Aug 26.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 13:19
One of the first African presidents I ever met was Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a septuagenarian Somali warlord, who sat in a gilded chair in the presidential palace in Mogadishu as intense fighting raged outside. At the time — this was early 2008 — the Somali government controlled all of about five city blocks in a country the size of California. Islamist insurgents held much of the rest, and on the day I met President Yusuf, they were mounting an all-out assault on the presidential palace.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 13:03
The suicide bombings that killed 20 people at a Mogadishu restaurant on Saturday make it easy to presume that Somalia is still mired in bloody anarchy.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 12:53
Dozens of armed men stormed Unity state assembly last week, blocking lawmakers from accessing the premise, officials told Sudan Tribune.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 07:05
State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses a possible diplomatic resolution to the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, elections in Cambodia and Bangladesh, Dennis Rodman's intelligence gathering in North Korea, the U.S. relationship with Brazil and Candada, the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and aid to Mali.
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 12:29
On the outskirts of Addis Ababa sits the engineering and production facility of one of the world’s most cutting edge high technology firms, the Ethiopian-American firm dVentus Technologies. This firm and its success could be a harbinger of change across the entire African continent.
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 12:15

In light of a possible suspension of U.S. military assistance to Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia jockey for influence over the state in transition with promises of financial contribution.

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 07:00
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah give a joint press conference following a meeting of many Arab foreign ministry officials with respect to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. They discuss the impending international response to the situation in Syria as well as economic aid to the Palestinian people.
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 06:48
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and representatives of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the Arab League's Secretary-General released a joint statement after a conference in Paris concerning Israeli-Palestinian negotiations as well as international support for economic development in the occupied territories.
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 07:55
Despite a possible delay in the elections scheduled for November, the political efforts in Guinea-Bissau are moving forward and the country remains calm, the Security Council was told today.