Sun shining a spotlight over resilient tree growing in a little sand dune in a shadowy ravine on a sahelian plateau with refresehd vegetation during summer rainy season outside Niamey capital of Niger
Bureau of African Affairs

Office of the Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa

Our Mission

The Special Envoy maximizes U.S. diplomatic efforts to address the threat of Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs) in the Sahel and prevent the VEO threat from extending into additional areas. Through regular contact with regional leaders and in collaboration with representatives of partner nations and organizations, the Special Envoy engages actively in support of governance, political liberalization, economic growth and development to achieve long-term peace and stability in the region.

U.S. Department of State

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