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    Obama Welcomes Young African Leaders

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. We're just getting started here. Well, hello, everybody. (Applause.) Welcome to Washington ...

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At the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

    Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship

    I’m glad to hear it. It’s just beginning. And the President’s going to get a chance to speak with everybody before long. That’ll be great. We look forward to it. I can’t tell you – I’m really excited to see you all here, and I hope you’re excited to be here. That’s important ...

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  •  U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    President Obama will welcome leaders from across the African continent to our nation’s capital for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit August 4-6, 2014, as a demonstration of our deep partnership with and commitment to the region. Building on the progress made since the President’s trip to Africa last summer ...

  • Ambassador Terence P. McCulley during his Speech (Dpt. of State)

    Launching of PRADD II Project

    I am very happy to be here today to mark the official launch of the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) II project in Côte d’Ivoire. I would particularly like to note the hard work of Minister Brou in leading the way to ensure Côte d’Ivoire’s full accession to ...

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  • Ambassador McCulley’s Remarks at the Access English Microscholarship Program Ceremony10:00am Friday July 18th, 2014 in the Embassy Atrium (July 18, 2014)

    It is a pleasure for me to participate in this double ceremony this morning. I would like to thank all of you who work to advance education in general and especially the English language. Speaking a foreign language can be the key that will open many doors that you never thought of. Today, we all recognize that speaking English is a valuable asset. English has become the language of books, newspapers, aviation, scientific conferences, technology, and even a lot of sports and advertising. English can bring you a lot of fun, because it is the language of popular music, but it can also bring you much success. Whether you like it or not, English is the language that the world has chosen for international communication ... 

  • Thomas Gnamessou to Participate in The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (June 5, 2014)

    ABIDJAN - The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Thomas Gnamessou has been invited to the United States to participate in The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Program brings professionals from developing and transitioning countries to the United States for one-year, non-degree programs on U.S. university campuses that combine graduate-level academic work with substantive professional affiliations. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows' home countries ... 

  • USAID Promotes Best Practices for Services to Vulnerable Populations at Highest Risk of HIV in West and Central Africa (May 29, 2014)

    Accra, GHANA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, Family Health International and the Futures Group, is hosting a regional workshop on vulnerable populations in West and Central Africa that are disproportionately affected by HIV. Workshop participants will focus on service delivery and policies, with the aim of improving strategies for HIV prevention, treatment and care among these populations ... 

  • Press Release: WEST AFRICA MANGROVES - KEY TO ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES (May 22, 2014)

    Elimina, Ghana – More than 40 policymakers, researchers and practitioners participated in a four-day workshop in Ghana on West Africa Mangroves – A Key to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). “In spite of their existing and potential uses for humanity, mangroves remain poorly understood,” said Bradley Wallach, USAID West Africa Acting Mission Director. “They are often marginalized in national climate change plans and frequently mismanaged, resulting in the rapid depletion of resources and benefits that they have provided for generations. Through this workshop, USAID is highlighting the importance of the diverse mangrove benefits in the face of climate change.” ... 

  • World Press Freedom Day Op-Ed By United States Ambassador Terence McCulley (May 14, 2014)

    Since arriving in Côte d’Ivoire, I have been impressed by the diversity of media that exists in this country. There are newspapers from all sides of the political spectrum; specialty publications focused on issues ranging from fine dining to sports; a wide variety of online news sources; and a profusion of proximity, commercial, government and confessional broadcast stations that together provide an abundance of media options for the Ivoirian public. However, as we mark World Press Freedom Day this month, it is important to take stock of where the country is and where it is going in regards to freedom of the press ... 

  • Introduction to Earth Day Conference on Climate Change by Ambassador Terence P. McCulley (April 22, 2014)

    Thank you for being here today to join me in celebrating Earth Day and talking about the important issue of climate change. Each year, Earth Day gives us the opportunity to highlight the importance of preserving and protecting the world around us, not just for the present, but for future generations. Each year, more than one billion people participate in Earth Day-related activities in more than 190 countries, making it the largest civic observance in the world ...  

  • Secretary of State John Kerry Trip to Africa

    Hello. I am delighted to be returning to Africa this week. And I am looking forward to celebrating all of the progress that is being made all across Africa—the world’s most diverse continent. As some of you know, Africa is close to my heart. My wife, Teresa, was born in Mozambique and educated in South Africa. As a Senator, I came there to help lay the groundwork for PEPFAR and visited Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island. And as Secretary of State, I was in Ethiopia just last year to celebrate 50 years of the African Union, and all the amazing things being done across the continent ...  Video »

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