Bureau of African Affairs
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.
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»