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.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan (July 11): "The administration places great importance on our relationship with Africa and sees genuine promise in the prospects for enhanced trade relationships with our partners." Full Text» Video» DipNote» More»
Each year, the Department of State honors individuals from around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. DipNote»
From June 18-22, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback traveled to Abuja, Kaduna, and Lagos, Nigeria. Ambassador Brownback and Ambassador W. Stuart Symington met with government officials, religious leaders, and civil society groups. More»
State Deptmartment Official (June 18): "Improved internal communications strengthen our partnerships in this fragile region, hinder radicalization to violence, and prevent terrorism in the future. Through efforts and partnerships like this community resiliency program, Niger is gaining recognition as a strong counterterrorism partner." DipNote»
Ambassador Haley (May 31): "We urge Council members to use this time to think about the reality of life in South Sudan. . . . I don’t think any of us could look a survivor of this conflict in the eye and say the right thing to do today was to delay. We must stop making excuses and take real steps to end the conflict instead." Full Text» Video»