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Angola + 2 more

Africa: State Department Fact Sheet on Conflict Diamonds

U.S. seeks to curb illegitimate trade in Africa The State Department on May 23 issued a fact sheet outlining U.S. involvement in initiatives that seek "to curb the powerful and far-reaching impact of the illegitimate diamond trade…

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News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
24 May 2000

Eritrea + 1 more

War Sapping Resources to Fight Famine in Ethiopia

The cycle of famine in Ethiopia will not be broken as long as that country's government continues to spend a third of its budget on its military, warns Congressman Benjamin Gilman (Republican of New York), chairman of the powerful…

Format:
Analysis
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Eritrea + 1 more

U.S. Africa Subcommittee Chair faults Ethiopia, Eritrea in war

It is a "sad reality," but the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea "see domestic advantage in making war" with each other, says Congressman Ed Royce (Republican of California), the chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa. In a…

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News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Eritrea + 1 more

U.S. Drafts Ethiopia-Eritrean Arms Embargo: Wants Security Council vote quickly

By Judy Aita Washington File United Nations Correspondent United Nations -- The United States has presented to the U.N. Security Council a draft resolution that would establish an arms embargo against Ethiopia and Eritrea in an attempt to end their border…

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News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Eritrea + 1 more

U.S. Calls on Ethiopia/Eritrea to resume Peace Talks

State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher on May 12 deplored new reports of heavy fighting between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He called on both nations to cease hostilities and to resume peace talks immediately, without preconditions, under the auspices of the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Botswana + 2 more

Regional Flood Control a Top Priority for U.S.-SADC Forum

By Charles W. Corey Washington File Staff Writer Washington -- Regional flood control and disaster preparedness will be high on the agenda of the U.S.-SADC Forum, which will be held in Maputo, Mozambique, May 10-11, says Verne Newton, a ranking official…

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News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Botswana + 3 more

Clinton Asks Congress for Emergency Assistance for Southern Africa

President Clinton April 21 asked the United States Congress to provide $200 million in emergency funding for Mozambique and other countries in Southern Africa for emergency disaster and reconstruction assistance expenses arising from cyclones Gloria, Eline, and Hudah and the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Madagascar + 2 more

African-Americans Raise Money for African Flood Relief

By Jim Fisher-Thompson Washington File Staff Writer Washington -- A group of African-American organizations in the city of Detroit, Michigan, are working hard to raise both money and awareness for flood victims in Mozambique and other parts of southern Africa, a…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Angola + 9 more

Ambassador Holbrooke Remarks on "In-Country Refugees"

(Internally displaced persons should be protected as refugees) (3650) New York -- Internally displaced persons should receive more help from U.N. agencies, U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke said March 28 in a speech at the Cardozo Law School. There is no "real…

Format:
Analysis
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Eritrea + 1 more

U.S. Calls on Ethiopia and Eritrea to Keep Working for Peace

The United States calls upon the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia to remain "fully engaged" in the Organization of African Unity peace process, and extends its "unqualified support" to the continuing efforts of the OAU and the personal representative…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
USIA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011