By Michael Arthur Raynor, US Ambassador to Ethiopia
At this time last year, I spoke about the incredible promise of the reform efforts under His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and the unprecedented opportunity for Ethiopia to build a prosperous, peaceful, and democratic future. I’m excited by the many gains since then, and remain firm in my optimism today. Read more
46 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Michael Raynor administered the oath of service to 46 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa yesterday.
These Volunteers will be working on community-based engagement in the areas of health, agriculture and education in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP regions.
By: Nourhan Magdi
American Music Abroad (AMA) program sponsored by the US State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo bring U.S. folk band “The T Sisters” to introduce their indie folk sound to Cairo.
The band features the vocal harmonies of sisters Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen. They performed public concerts and collaborated with Egyptian artists and leading workshops.
By Mekki Elmograbi
KHARTOUM, Sudan – Capitalism is quietly transforming Africa. Now it is time for international institutions – and Western perceptions – to catch up.
Private sector-led growth has shown impressive gains in South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, and Ivory Coast. In fact, these economies are rated among the best ten African countries for investors, according to Venture Africa Report 2019. Read more
By Iddi Yire, GNA
Mrs Stephanie Sullivan, the United States Ambassador to Ghana on Thursday swore-in 35 Peace Corps Volunteers in Accra.
The new volunteers, who would be serving for two years, join nearly 5,000 Americans who have served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Ghana over the past 58 years.
The U.S. has sanctioned three top election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo for alleged corruption tied to the long-delayed presidential election.
All three are senior leaders of the DRC’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) and are accused of embezzling funds that were supposed to have been used to carry out a timely democratic vote.
The US Embassy in Nigeria has expressed disappointment in the quality of the 2019 elections in Nigeria.
The US Embassy said in a statement on Thursday that low turnout of voters, voter intimidation, interference by security forces, vote buying and violence reportedly marred the conduct of the elections in some locations.
It admonished all stakeholders to work towards a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful process, especially for those who would participate in Saturday’s supplementary polls across many states.