Africa: The United States Commends The Gambia on Peaceful Election

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 3, 2016 I congratulate the people of The Gambia for their peaceful and democratic presidential election on December 1. We also congratulate President-elect Adama ...

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Africa: Special Envoy Perriello Travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo and France

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 2, 2016 Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Thomas Perriello will travel to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); and Paris, France December 3-9...

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PEPFAR and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation launch $4 million partnership to reach men with HIV prevention and treatment services

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) today announced a $4 million, two-year partnership to accelerate progress toward controlling the AIDS epidemic through innovative strategies to reach men aged 25-40 with HIV prevention and treatment services in Malawi. Photo […]

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Conflict Diamonds from CAR Entering International Markets via Cameroon

Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada (www.PACweb.org) said in a report published today.

The full report can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/fromconflicttoillicit

The report, From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African Republic to Cameroon, investigates the failure of Cameroon's implementation of the Kimberley Process�the international diamond certification scheme meant to stop the trade of conflict diamonds. The report comes on the eve of the Kimberley Process Review Visit to Cameroon which evaluates the

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A call to arms underlines the opening of the Africa Trade Facilitation Forum

The Africa Trade Facilitation Forum segment of the ongoing Africa Trade Week opened here today with a rallying call to urgently address trade facilitation gaps that impact on trade and the movement of goods in order to boost intra-African trade, deepen...

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UN: Helicopter Aid Reaches 45,000 in Boko Haram-hit Northeast Nigeria

Flying in aid workers by helicopter to remote, hard-to-reach areas previously cut off from help by Boko Haram violence across northeast Nigeria has provided more than 45,000 people with aid over the past week, the United Nations said Thursday.Many of t...

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