Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan – Statement by Secretary Pompeo

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO August 18, 2018 Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan I am saddened to hear of the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and express my condolences to the Annan family and to the people of his home ...
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 The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) To Hold “National Security Strategy Development” workshop in Dakar Opening ceremony on August 6 at 08h

PRESS RELEASE  The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) To Hold “National Security Strategy Development” workshop in Dakar Opening ceremony on August 6 at 08h00 at the Radisson Blu HotelDakar   The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. will host a five-day workshop on the principles and ...
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Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a  Medical Readiness Training MEDRETE

Press Releases Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a  Medical Readiness Training MEDRETE   DAKAR, Senegal — Senegalese and American military medical professionals hosted a closing ceremony on the last day of Medical Readiness Training Exercise 18-1 at the Hopital Militaire De Ouakam in Dakar, Senegal, Feb. 22, to highlight the strengthened partnerships. The 21-day ...
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Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa

FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 6, 2018 Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed ...
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Department of State Participation in Flintlock 2018 

April 6, 2018 Department of State Participation in Flintlock 2018  The Department of State is pleased to once again participate in Flintlock, U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) annual and largest Special Operations Forces exercise.  Flintlock exercises have taken place regularly since 2005 with partner nations from the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) and are planned by African ...
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Good Governance and Human Rights Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Africa, By Daniel J. Murphy on March 28, 2018

  Good Governance and Human Rights Can Help Defeat Terrorism in Africa By Daniel J. Murphy on March 28, 2018   Violent extremism is on the rise in Africa.  The number of violent events linked to African extremist groups increased by more than 16 percent in 2017.  Throughout the year, groups like Boko Haram, Al ...
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Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja

Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2018 On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018.Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, ...
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Women’s Day contest

Règlement officiel du concours de vidéo « Se célébrer, célébrer les femmes »    Parrains du concours  Le concours de vidéo « Se célébrer, célébrer les femmes » est parrainé par le département d’État des États-Unis à travers l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis à Dakar. Présentation des objectifs du concours L’objectif du concours est de mettre en évidence les problèmes liés ...
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Joint Statement of Guiding Principles From the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2018 Joint Statement of Guiding Principles From the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS   We, the Foreign Ministers and principals of the Global Coalition, have come together in Kuwait City united in our determination to defeat ISIS/Da’esh through a focused, sustained, multifaceted effort. We know ...
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Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa

February 6, 2018 PRESS RELEASE   Global experts release guide on Fall Armyworm management, a critical global security threat in Africa In 2016, an invasive crop pest called the fall armyworm (FAW) was first confirmed in Africa. Native to the Americas, FAW can feed on 80 different crop species including maize, a staple food consumed by ...
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Recognizing African American Contributions to U.S. Diplomatic History

Recognizing African American Contributions to U.S. Diplomatic History By DipNote Bloggers on February 1, 2018   February marks National African American History Month in the United States. In observance of African American History Month, we’re highlighting African-American individuals who dedicated their lives to public service and broke barriers to accomplish U.S. diplomatic history. Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett: First African-American Diplomat President Ulysses ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims February 2018 as National African American History Month Issued on: January 31, 2018 This February, we celebrate National African American History Month to honor the significant contributions African Americans have made to our great Nation — contributions that stand as a testament to their resolve, resilience, and courage.  Over the ...
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Remark on the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Remark on the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons ...
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Remark at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 Remark at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women   In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United ...
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Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 22, 2017 Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with delegations from 37 countries and the African Union Commission, in addition to representatives from the U.S. and African private sectors and civil society on November 17 to address our cooperation in increasing ...
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USTDA Launches U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative

November 17, 2017 Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and U.S. industry launched the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative to facilitate partnerships that can connect U.S. expertise to countries seeking to build, enhance, or improve their natural gas infrastructure. As part of the Initiative, USTDA is announcing a reverse trade mission for Senegalese public  ...
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Strengthening Collaborative Security Through Community-Police Involvement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DAKAR, October 8, 2017 – The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partners West Africa Senegal will host representatives from six countries at a conference on October 12th and 13th at the Pullman Dakar Hotel. The conference will share lessons learned on the relationship between civilian security services and local communities, ...
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Northern Senegal Welcomes Ambassador’s First Visit Inside The Country

September 20, 2017 PRESS RELEASE   Ambassador Mushingi visited North Senegal from September 11 to 15.  He went to Linguère, Ourossogui, Matam, Ndioum, Podor, Richard Toll, Ross Bethio, and Saint-Louis.  This field visit allowed him to meet with local authorities and people, to talk to Peace Corps volunteers, and to see the projects financed by ...
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PRESS RELEASE – Improvements to Former U.S. Embassy Site in Penha, Bissau – July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017 PRESS RELEASE Improvements to Former U.S. Embassy Site in Penha, Bissau  The U.S. Embassy in Dakar will begin work on July 31 to remove three remaining structures located on the compound of the former U.S. Embassy in the Penha neighborhood of Bissau.  The objective is to prevent further deterioration of the buildings ...
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U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report Urges Greater Prevention, Prosecution and Protection

U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report Urges Greater Prevention, Prosecution and Protection in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons   On June 27, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the seventeenth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The U.S. Congress mandates the report to measure annual progress made by countries around the world on combatting trafficking ...
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United States Condemns Attack Outside of London Mosque

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 19, 2017 The United States strongly condemns last night’s attack that appears to have targeted Muslim worshippers in London. We extend our sympathies to the families and community of the victims and our hopes for the quick recovery of those wounded. We commend the work of ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI ...
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United States Condemns The Gambia’s Response to Peaceful Protests

The United States condemns the Government of The Gambia’s severe response to recent peaceful protests.  We call for an immediate end to violence and urge all Gambians to exercise restraint and remain calm. The United States calls on the Government of The Gambia to uphold its international obligations under the United Nations International Covenant on ...
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Investing In A Brighter Future for Senegal

Elizabeth Littlefield This week, a group of high-level American and African investors will be travelling with me to Abidjan and Dakar. It is the first of several investor trips now planned for the region. Collectively, we will be bringing financial resources, networks that cross industry sectors and regional boundaries, and a strong track record of ...
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FLINTLOCK 2016 – Press DV Day

Press is invited to Thiès for the Distinguished Visitor day on Wednesday, February 24. A bus will depart from the King Fahd Palace at 7:30 am for an all-day even which will include observation of some of the exercise (building assault) and a press conference with the Senegalese military. The annual military exercise Flintlock debuted ...
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MCC Officials Visit Senegal to Discuss Second Compact

MCC to Partner Again with Senegal Following Successful Conclusion of First Compact A delegation of high-level Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) officials, led by Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations, Kamran Khan, visited Dakar this week to congratulate the Government of Senegal on its selection by the MCC Board of Directors in December 2015 ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Interview Waiver Program for Qualifying Visa Renewals

As part of the Consular Section’s continuing efforts to improve customer service and to streamline the visa process, the U.S. Mission is pleased to announce the implementation of the Interview Waiver Program in Senegal for certain qualified applicants wishing to renew their U.S. visas. Beginning January 1, 2016, Senegalese citizens who meet all qualifications and ...
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Senegal to Host International Flintlock 2016 Military Exercise

From December 13 to 18, dozens of military planners from Africa, North America and Europe met to prepare for Flintlock 2016, the largest Special Operations Forces exercise in Africa. Beginning in early February 2016, Senegalese military units will welcome Special Operations Forces from more than 19 European and North American countries to train alongside soldiers ...
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Statement on the Situation in Mali

Our deepest condolences to the victims of yesterday’s Brutal attack in Mali. Among the 27 victims were Assane Sall from Senegal and Anita Ashok Datar, an American and former Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, who was in Mali working with a program to help women in poverty. ‎ Our prayers are with their friends and ...
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U.S. Government Donates Two Patrol Ships to Senegalese Navy

On November 20, the U.S. Government donated two patrol ships to the Senegalese navy ‎as part of our ongoing partnership with Senegal to combat drug trafficking and promote border security. ‎ The ‎38-foot Metal Shark patrol crafts will be used to help secure Senegal’s borders.‎ Donated through the United States Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) Counter-Narcotics Division, ...
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FY 2016 Notice of Funding Opportunity for Projects Benefiting Senegalese Youth

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy to Senegal released a Notice of Funding Opportunity open to local Senegalese organizations and associations, to fund projects that build practical skills among Senegalese youth. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2015.  Projects selected for funding should start between January 15 and May 31, 2016.  ...
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Marine Corps to Train in Senegal

Several hundred Marines will be training in Senegal through October on multiple missions including disaster relief and humanitarian aid training. While in Senegal, the U.S. Marines, who are usually based in Spain, are scheduled to conduct training with Senegalese forces, continuing our long-standing military cooperation. “The connections we’ve made with the Senegalese military – an ...
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Guinea-Bissau President Vaz’s Dismissal of the Prime Minister

The United States is carefully watching the political situation in Guinea-Bissau involving the dismissal of the Prime Minister by the President. We call on Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to seek dialogue and consensus in resolving differences in a manner that serves the best interests of the Bissau-Guinean people. We commend the calm reaction of all parties ...
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Statement on the U.S.-Africa Partnership on Illicit Finance

Members of the Partnership on Illicit Finance – Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, and the United States – reaffirm their pledges to fight illicit finance and corruption and deepen the dialogue on best practices, opportunities and challenges to reaching that goal. Corruption and illicit finance in Africa continue to undermine democracy hamper foreign ...
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Trial of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The United States commends the government of Senegal and the African Union for bringing former Chadian President Hissène Habré before the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal. Following a 19-month investigation, Habré has been charged with torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including murder and enforced disappearances. As a signal of our support for these ...
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Launching of Official Facebook Page of the United States Bissau Liaison Office (BLO)

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar is pleased to announce the launching of the official Facebook page of the Bissau Liaison Office (BLO) http://www.facebook.com/usvppguinea-bissau on June 1, 2015.  In addition to the BLO’s website, this Facebook provides support to the Ambassador and to U.S. Embassy Dakar staff to engage with the Bissau-Guinean government and its people on ...
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USAID Launches New Agriculture Project

Naatal Mbay supports cereal value chains to create business opportunities for inclusive growth and development in the agricultural sector The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for development (USAID), has launched a new project to be implemented under the global Feed the Future initiative. The four year, $24 million project, called Feed the Future ...
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World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day, U.S. reaffirms commitment to help Senegal eliminate malaria On April 25, governments and public health organizations around the world will celebrate World Malaria Day.  Here in Senegal, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) partners with governments, NGOs, private sector organizations, universities and community groups to prevent and treat malaria.  The U.S. ...
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