Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 07:17
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing on Somalia by Farhan Haq, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 13:19
The military's attention on Africa continues, as its secretive Office of Net Assessment has hired contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to study the continent's future, military documents show.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:58
Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, agreed to meet me at 11 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Kagame’s office is on top of a hill near the center of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, and I took a taxi there, driven by a man in a suit and tie. Whenever I’m in Kigali, I am always impressed by how spotless it is, how the city hums with efficiency, which is all the more remarkable considering that Rwanda remains one of the poorest nations in the world.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:54
Authorities of the Nigerian Army have issued ten Major Generals letters of retirement from the force with immediate effect, with some of them expected to proceed on retirement by December this year while some have already gone.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:38
The ancient desert town of Timbuktu, like much of northern Mali, is struggling to recover from the effects of a yearlong rebel occupation.
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 00:00
Nicaragua wants to involve Indian businessmen in a 40-billion dollar project to connect the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans by a mammoth canal.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:27
You embraced key reforms in the public, private and social sectors. You developed your strategy as a roadmap to reach your vision for the future of your country. Much remains to be done, but the progress is visible.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 11:45
I traveled to Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic last month to meet with government officials and take a look at a program designed by Treasury to support both political and economic security in a region that is strategically important to the U.S.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 09:53
On July 19, 2013, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Conflict Mitigation through Targeted Analysis and Community Action (COMTACA) project, will host a Caravan of Peace event in Bishkek.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 10:39
U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish a U.S. strategy to support affordable, reliable electricity in sub-Saharan Africa in order to improve economic growth, health and education in Africa, while helping job creation in the United States through greater exports.