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The Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs is focused on the development and management of U.S. policy concerning the continent. There are four pillars that serve as the foundation of U.S. policy toward Africa.

1) Strengthening Democratic Institutions;
2) Supporting African economic growth and development;
3) Advancing Peace and Security;
4) Promoting Opportunity and Development.

Read more about the mission of the Bureau of African Affairs here.


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2018 PEPFAR Strategy Progress Report

Sept. 27: Secretary Pompeo released the 2018 Progress Report on the PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020) during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Report shows the remarkable impact of PEPFAR’s investments, putting up to 13 countries on pace to achieve HIV/AIDS epidemic control by 2020. Media Note» Report»


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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC RATIFIES THE BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION (BWC)

Sept. 26: The United States warmly congratulates the Central African Republic for taking this step, which advances the BWC toward the goal of universalization. The U.S. urges all states not yet party to the BWC to accede to the treaty without further delay. More»


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next steps on the south sudan peace process

Sept. 26: Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale convened a meeting on the South Sudan peace process at the UN General Assembly. Under Secretary Hale emphasized the U.S. partnership with the South Sudanese people and the region for a sustainable peace in South Sudan. More»


Date: 09/24/2018 Description: Deputy Secretary John Sullivan meets with Sudanese Foreign Minister Mohamed Ahmed Al-Dukhairi Al-Dirderi at the United Nations, in New York City on September 24, 2018. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] - State Dept Image

DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN MET WITH Sudanese foreign minister

Sept. 24: At the UN General Assembly, Deputy Secretary Sullivan met with Sudanese Foreign Minister Dirdeiry to reaffirm U.S. focus on achieving an end to conflict, supporting an inclusive national political process, and creating an environment for political reform and economic development in Sudan. More»


Date: 2018 Description: State Dept Logo - State Dept ImageDEPUTY SECRETARY sullivan MET WITH ANGOLAN MINISTER of external relations

Sept. 24: At the UN General Assembly, Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked Minister Augusto for Angola's regional leadership in supporting credible and non-violent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and encouraged Angola to keep pressure on the D.P.R.K. to work towards a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. More»


Date: 09/24/2018 Description: Deputy Secretary Sullivan co-hosts a meeting on stepping up action to end forced labor, modern slavery and human trafficking, at the United Nations, in New York City on September 24, 2018. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] - State Dept Imagedeputy secretary co-hosts meeting on human trafficking

Sept. 24: Deputy Secretary Sullivan affirmed the importance of government action to combat human trafficking. The Deputy Secretary announced a new framework to address human trafficking in supply chains, and new funding to support the Department's Program to End Modern Slavery. More»


Date: 09/17/2018 Description: U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, at the Department of State, September 17, 2018.  - State Dept Image

U.S.-Africa Partnership

Assistant Secretary Nagy (Sept. 18): "The United States is the ideal partner for supporting Africans in building and strengthening democratic institutions and the type of business environments which attract investment that foster economic growth." Full Text»