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Posted byon June 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM EDT
Uganda's enactment of the "Anti-Homosexuality Act" poses a setback for those worldwide who are committed to freedom, justice, and equal rights. As such, the U.S. government is taking a number of actions to underscore the importance of human rights, protecting vulnerable populations, freedom of expression and association, and inclusive governance.
Posted byon April 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM EDT
A recent agreement between ViiV Healthcare (a joint venture of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi) and the Medicines Patent Pool marks a significant step forward in ongoing efforts to achieve both access to medicines for developing countries and the promotion of innovation to develop more of these life-saving treatments.
Protecting Iconic Species for Future Generations: A New National Strategy for Combating Wildlife TraffickingPosted byon February 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM EDT
To protect threatened species like elephants and rhinoceroses for future generations, the President approves a new National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.
Posted byon December 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM EDT
Reinforcing President Obama’s strong message encouraging South Sudan’s leaders to choose peace, National Security Advisor Susan Rice records an audio message for the people of South Sudan.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 6:42 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Remembering Nelson Mandela, “Program It,” Talking Immigration, Kennedy Center Honors Reception, Message to the People of the Central African Republic and White House Gingerbread House.
Posted byon December 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM EDT
President Obama joins leaders from the United States and around the world at a national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Posted byon December 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM EDT
In an audio message taped in Dakar, Senegal, today, President Obama sent a clear and important message to the people of the Central African Republic: that they should reject the violence currently threatening their country, and move together toward a future of security, dignity, and peace.
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
To accelerate the delivery of electricity to rural populations, the U.S. African Development Foundation has teamed up with GE Africa to launch the $2 million, three-year Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge.
Posted byon August 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT
President Obama appoints Ambassador Donald Booth as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He is seasoned, determined, and deeply committed to pursuing peace between and within Sudan and South Sudan.
Posted byon August 16, 2013 at 9:45 AM EDT
Senior members of the President’s economic team join trade ministers, civil society, and business leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa to focus on “Sustainable Growth through Trade and Technology” at the African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum.