Donald Yamamoto

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 09:57
Testimony by Acting Assistant Secretary Donald Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. State Department before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, and Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and Middle East and North Africa.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:11
Donald Yamamoto's testimony over the growing crisis in the Sahel region.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 09:57
Testimony by Donald Yamamoto on the prospects for peace and democracy in Zimbabwe.
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 12:40
Post-Meles Ethiopia presents the United States with a significant opportunity to encourage Ethiopia to improve its human rights record, liberalize its economy, and provide increased space for opposition parties and civil society organizations. Post-Meles Ethiopia also presents a significant challenge since Ethiopia plays an important role in advancing regional integration and mitigating regional conflict in Somalia and Sudan. Our partnership with Ethiopia balances these interests by focusing on democracy, governance and human rights; economic growth and development; and regional peace and security.
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 12:13
The countries of the Sahel face a complex series of interconnected and ever-evolving challenges. The crisis in Mali, and security vacuum following the Libyan revolution, exacerbated the Sahel's longstanding political, economic and humanitarian vulnerabilities. Instability in Mali and increased arms flows from Libya into the region, collided with a humanitarian crisis brought on by drough and poor harvests in a region already burdened by chronic poverty and food insecurity.