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  • December 7, 2021

    Presidential Election in The Gambia

    The U.S. applauds the Gambian people for ensuring their voices were heard in their presidential election on December 4. Gambians cast their votes with a turnout of nearly 90 percent of registered voters in a free and fair presidential election that was held peacefully.

  • December 7, 2021

    Targeting Repression and Supporting Democracy

    The U.S. has designated multiple actors across three countries in connection with serious human rights abuse and repressive acts targeting political opponents, peaceful protestors, and other individuals pursuant to E.O. 13818, 13553, and 13572.

  • December 7, 2021

    2021 Nutrition for Growth Summit

    Good nutrition is fundamental to broader economic development, security, and prosperity. Together with partners around the world, we are proud to advance these efforts at the N4G Summit.

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