WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: The Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C has successfully participated in three largest annual travel and adventure tourism shows in the United States of America. Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, S.C. says the Mission’s active participation in the shows has raised Zambia’s tourism profile to over 100,000 U.S. travel agents, tour operators and potential tourists who visited the country’s stand at the Travel and Adventure shows that have been held in Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles. Speaking after the Embassy concluded the first quarter of travel and tourism shows in Los Angeles over the weekend, Dr. Simbyakula said Zambia has hit record high in promoting its tourism industry to the U.S mark
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants on Feb. 19, in the vicinity of Jilib, Somalia, killing three (3) terrorists. We assess no civilians were killed in this strike. U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect U.S. citizens and to disable terrorist threats. This includes partnering with AMISOM and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) in combined counterterrorism operations and targeting terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region. Together with other international partners, the United States is committed to providing Somalia, AMISOM and SNSF with support in the fi...
ARLINGTON, United States of America: The President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has made a strong case for increased American and global investments to help unlock Africa’s agriculture potential. He made the remarks as the Distinguished Guest Speaker, at the USDA’s 94th Agriculture Outlook Forum in Virginia on Thursday, on the theme The Roots of Prosperity. According to Adesina, “For too long, Agriculture has been associated with what I call the three Ps - pain, penury, and poverty. The fact though is that agriculture is a huge wealth-creating sector that is primed to unleash new economic opportunities that will lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.” Participants at the Forum included the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs I. Steven Goldstein and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi will sign a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection on February 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of State. As part of the ongoing cooperation between the United States and Libya’s Government of National Accord, the United States will impose import restrictions on categories of archaeological material representing Libya’s cultural heritage dating from 12,000 B.C. through 1750 A.D. and Ottoman ethnological material from Libya dating from 1551 to 1911 A.D. Restrictions are intended to reduce the inc
LILONGWE, Malawi: U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that the Governments of the United States and Malawi have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the acquisition of property on which to build a new U.S. Embassy compound on Presidential Road in Lilongwe. I am delighted that my government has committed to building a new U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe as a very physical demonstration of our ongoing commitment to our partnership with Malawi “The United States has been a steadfast partner in Malawi’s development since independence in 1964. I am delighted that my government has committed to building a new U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe as a very physical demonstration of our ongoing commitment to our partnership with Malawi. The current U.S. Embassy chance
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, jointly launched a new project for the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela, on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The preservation work is funded with a grant from the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The project will invest a total of $500,000 dollars (about 13.7 million Birr) with an additional $119,500 dollars in matching funds from the World Monuments Fund. This project will utilize innovative, non-intrusive, and proven techniques which were piloted during a previous AFCP project in 2016 at Lalibela. Local craftsmen will be trained in these techniques so that they can be shared and replicate
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: The Navy joins the nation in celebrating the history of African American Sailors and civilians during African American/Black History Month, Feb. 1-28. This year's theme is "African Americans in Times of War," which recognizes the contributions African Americans have made to the nation during times of war from the Revolutionary War to present-day conflicts. ALNAV 007/18 encourages commands to participate in heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year that honor the contributions, unique histories and cultures Navy's diverse Sailor and civilian team. This month's observance has its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Dr. Woods...
CAIRO, Egypt: Thousands of Egyptians are living healthier lives today thanks to a joint project between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Health and Population to improve the skills of over 700 Egyptian health educators. The project, which began in 2014 and completed this month, featured a combination of training, curriculum development, and media campaigns. We believe that this project has strengthened the Ministry’s ability to deliver effective health messages and address critical health issues According to U.S. Embassy Cairo Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger, “We know how important healthcare is to the Government of Egypt and to the Egyptian people, and that’s why we made this investment and partnered with the Mi