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Djenne, Central Mali (File Photo) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson May 16, 2013 On May 15, 2013, at the Mali Donors’ Conference in Brussels, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg and Department of State Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Don Yamamoto reaffirmed the […]

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Robert D. Hormats Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment World Economic Forum Pretoria, South Africa May 14, 2013 Thank you Lyal for the kind introduction. I am delighted to be in South Africa again. I visited last fall with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. What was most striking then, and continues to […]

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Photo – Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times May 13, 2013 U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the Secretary First Quarter U.S. Travel and Tourism Exports Contribute $43 Billion to the U.S. Economy WASHINGTON — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank highlighted new data today that shows spending by international visitors to the […]

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AMIP News Photo Detroit, MI – May, 2013 African World Expo and the city of Farmington Hills have hosted a business forum for the visiting Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce trade delegation to mark the end of a 4-city U.S. tour which begun in April in Washington, DC. The city of Farmington Hills and its surrounding […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC May 6, 2013 Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats is traveling in South Africa, May 6-10, 2013, to meet with government officials, civil society, advocate for U.S. businesses and investors, and to highlight Africa’s impressive economic results over […]

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Photo courtesy of www.apnnews.com Department of State Washington, DC May 3, 2013 Today we mark World Press Freedom Day, an annual occasion to recognize, honor, and underscore the essential role of independent media in fostering and protecting freedom of expression and democratic principles. We take this opportunity to express our solidarity with independent media in […]

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Department of State Washington, DC April 25, 2013 QUESTION: Could you tell me please what you think about the recent conflict in Cote d’Ivoire and what are your suggestions for sustainable peace? ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY YAMAMOTO: Ultimately in any post conflict scenario, there needs to be social justice but more important, reconciliation. We need to […]

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Photo courtesy of serve.mt.gov Bole Preparatory School Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 28, 2013 Thank you. Thank you Principal Daniel and Director Haileselassie. I am delighted to visit this beautiful country. It is my first trip – and I have quickly learned what Ethiopian hospitality is all about. And right now, I am going to ask […]

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Family Of Late Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr. To Establish Foundation In His Honor

For Immediate Release April 24, 2013 (Newark, NJ) – Former New Jersey Assemblyman William D. Payne, brother of the late Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., announced today that a foundation was being established to carry forward the work of his internationally renowned brother. The determination to create the Donald M. Payne, Sr. Global Foundation was […]

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For Immediate Release: African World Expo Detroit, MI – April 26, 2013 –Eniang Efiong, founder and president of the African World Expo announces the city of Farmington Hills, MI hosting the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission to Michigan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The city of Farmington Hills and its surrounding area is the […]

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