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President Obama at Press Conference After U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Presiden Barack Obama

2014-08-06

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  As I think everyone knows by now, this first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit has been the largest gathering we’ve ever hosted with African heads of state and government --... Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama at “Investing in Our Future,” a Symposium for Spouses on Advancement for Women and Girls in Africa

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, D.C.

First Lady Michelle Obama

2014-08-06

MRS. OBAMA: Good morning. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you so much, everyone. Well, my name is Michelle Obama, and I am an African American woman. (Applause.) On behalf... Read More

President Obama at Opening Session of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2014-08-06

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everyone. Michelle and I were honored to host you and your wonderful spouses at dinner last night. I hope people didn’t stay out too late. The... Read More

Statement by the Chair of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Washington, D.C., August 4-6, 2014

The White House

2014-08-06

I. Background President Obama welcomed leaders from across the African continent to Washington, D.C., for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first of its kind. The largest event any U.S.... Read More

Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis: The View from Lebanon

DipNote blog

2014-08-06

On July 30, Secretary Kerry announced the United States would give another $378 million in humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the Syrian crisis.  From the tragic situation in Gaza... Read More

Ambassador Power on Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Iraq

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-08-05

I condemn in the strongest possible terms the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) recent attacks on Sinjar and Tal Afar in Ninewa province that have reportedly led... Read More

Ambassador DiCarlo at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Rosemary A. DiCarlo

2014-08-05

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Mr. Ging, for your briefing. Mr. President, as a result of ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainians have had to flee... Read More

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia

Office of the Vice President

2014-08-05

This afternoon, Vice President Biden met with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia. The Vice President thanked the President for Tunisia’s assistance in relocating U.S. personnel from Libya and offered his... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama

2014-08-05

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Please be seated. Well, good afternoon, everybody. To Mayor Bloomberg, thank you -- not only for the kind introduction, but to Bloomberg... Read More

U.S.-African Cooperation in Advancing Gender Equality

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-08-04

“…e support societies that empower women -- because no country will reach its potential unless it draws on the talents of our wives and our mothers, and our sisters and... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial

The World Bank - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-04

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, President Kim, Jim, thank you very, very much for your welcome. Welcome to all of you here, and I appreciate your – the substance of your comments. ... Read More

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States

Office of the Spokesperson

U.S. Department of State

2014-08-04

The governments of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States commend the members of the Libyan Council of Representatives for beginning their work today. The convening of... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Civil Society Forum Global Town Hall

National Academy of Sciences - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-04

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you, Linda, very, very much for opening this exciting beginning of a very exciting three days, and we’re really delighted to welcome everybody... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Democratic Institutions, Good Governance, and Human Rights in Africa

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-08-04

“f the dignity of the individual is upheld across Africa, then I believe Americans will be more free as well, because I believe that none of us are fully free... Read More

Ambassador Power at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-08-04

Hello everybody, I’m Samantha Power. I get to be ambassador to the United Nations every day, representing the United States, and I’m delighted to be on this panel. I overheard... Read More

New Report Highlights Issues Faced by LGBT Persons in Vietnam

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy Hanoi - Hanoi, Vietnam

2014-08-04

HANOI, August 4, 2014 – On August 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), released the first-ever comprehensive report on... Read More

White House on the 70th Anniversary of the Massacre of Roma and Sinti People at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The White House

Deputy NSC Spokesperson, Bernadette Meehan

2014-08-02

Seventy years ago, on August 2, 1944, Nazis massacred almost 3,000 Roma and Sinti men, women, and children at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. We mark the anniversary of this atrocity... Read More

Secretary Kerry in Commemoration of the World War II Genocide of Roma

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-08-01

We pause today to mourn and remember the hundreds of thousands of Romani men, women and children who were savagely and senselessly murdered by the Nazis during World War II. ... Read More

Criminal Charges against Institute for Peace and Democracy Director Leyla Yunus in Azerbaijan

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-31

The criminal charges levied against prominent human rights defender Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus on July 30 are deeply concerning and represent a further restriction on peaceful civil... Read More

Visa Restrictions Against Human Rights Abusers in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-30

Venezuela in recent months has witnessed large-scale protests by demonstrators concerned about deteriorating economic, social, and political conditions.  Government security forces have responded to these protests in many instances with... Read More



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