IIP Digital

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 06:22
President Obama reinstated Madagascar’s eligibility for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits June 26 and withdrew Swaziland’s AGOA eligibility, effective January 1, 2015.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:09
United States announced nearly $51 million in additional humanitarian aid to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 06:42
A new plan released by the Obama administration June 20 lays out "scalable, flexible frameworks on specific maritime issues" that will guide U.S. actions against piracy and in support of maritime security.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 07:18
The IIJ will train and provide capacity-building support for lawmakers, police, prosecutors, judges, corrections officials, and other justice sector stakeholders on how to counter terrorism and other security challenges within their borders and regions within a rule of law framework.
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:45
Chairman Coons, Ranking Member Flake, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to update you about U.S. efforts to address the chilling threat that Boko Haram represents to Nigeria, one of our most important partners in sub-Saharan Africa.
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:44
We are deeply disturbed over the sentencing today of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag to death by hanging for apostasy. We are also deeply concerned by the flogging sentence for adultery. We understand that the court sentence can be appealed.
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:41
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:39
Last Friday (May 9), the United States dispatched a multi-disciplinary, State Department-led team of experts to Abuja to provide the Government of Nigeria with the specialized advice and expertise it needs to respond to these abductions. DoD has provided four subject matter experts from USAFRICOM headquarters to augment ten DoD personnel already assigned to our embassy in Abuja as part of this interagency team.
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 11:37
One month ago, Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 250 young girls from their school in an attack so shocking it mobilized the world behind returning these girls to their families. But this latest brutality was not an isolated incident. For years, Boko Haram has terrorized the people of Northern Nigeria through bombings, kidnapping, and sexual violence.