An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.
American Flag
November 19, 2021

The United States and Africa: Building a 21st Century Partnership

Full Text

In Other News

  • November 26, 2021

    Violent Demonstrations in Solomon Islands

    The U.S. is deeply concerned by the recent violence in Honiara, Solomon Islands. We call on all parties to refrain from violence and engage in constructive, inclusive dialogue to seek a peaceful resolution to their differences.

  • November 26, 2021

    U.S. Welcomes Australia's Intended Action Against Hizballah

    Australia’s intention to declare Hizballah as a terrorist organization is an important step in limiting the group’s ability to finance, plan, and execute terrorist attacks. We applaud Australia for taking this step and encourage others to follow suit.

  • November 24, 2021

    Fifth Anniversary of Colombia’s Peace Accord

    Colombia's 2016 Peace Accord ended five decades of conflict and represents the path to lasting peace. The U.S. has a long history of supporting the Peace Accord, and we value its continuing implementation and achievements thus far.

Leading America’s foreign policy to advance the interests and security of the American people.

Travel Information

What you need to know about international travel to and from the U.S.

Passports Visas Travel Advisories

Scholarships Abroad

Apply for academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges.

Find a Program Grants & Resources Education & Culture at State

Exploring Our History

Learn more about the history of the Department of State.

Museum of American Diplomacy Office of the Historian

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future