U.S. Secretary Celebrates Africa's Progress on Visit

In an interview with AllAfrica, the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, says he will also promote human rights, democratic development and peace on a visit to east and central Africa beginning on Wednesday.


  • Africa:  Kerry Heads to Africa for Talks on South Sudan, CAR

    Voice of America, 30 April 2014

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Africa for talks on violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic. read more »

  • Africa:  Kerry's Africa Trip Should Emphasize Rights, Says Advocacy Group

    Human Rights Watch, 29 April 2014

    US Secretary of State John Kerry should raise concerns about endemic human rights violations when he visits Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola, Human Rights ... read more »

  • Africa:  Secretary Kerry to Visit Addis Ababa, Kinshasa and Luanda

    United States Department of State, 25 April 2014

    Press Statement by Jen Psaki, Department Spokesperson read more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry engages with young people at the University of Addis Ababa on his last visit to Ethiopia. Alongside him is BBC television anchor Zeinab Badawi.

  • Ethiopia:  PM Hailemariam Meets U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

    Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, 31 January 2014

    Prime Minister Hailemariam met with the US Deputy Secretary of State on Thursday. Discussions focused on the situation in South Sudan and the signing of the Cessation of ... read more »

  • Africa:  U.S. Deputy Secretary Burns at African Union Summit in Addis Ababa

    United States Department of State, 30 January 2014

    Media Briefing With Deputy Secretary William Burns read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Ethiopia Earns U.S.$24.4 Million From AGOA Benefit

    Addis Fortune, 22 December 2013

    Ethiopia earned nearly 24.4 million dollars relying on the US government's African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). read more »

  • Ethiopia:  USAID's Cover-Up of Ethiopia Abuses Overruled by U.S. Congress

    Survival International, 12 February 2014

    The United States Congress has acted to prevent its aid to Ethiopia from being used to fund forced evictions of tribal peoples in the south west of the country. read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Ethiopians Hope Start-U.S Turn Into Business Success

    Voice of America, 23 April 2014

    Young Ethiopians are eager to benefit from the economic growth of the last few years. And since the market has so many opportunities, everyone seems to be working on a start-up ... read more »

  • Africa:  U.S. Media Shows New Interest

    Deutsche Welle, 9 April 2014

    US media are increasingly reporting on and debating their country's presence in Africa. How strong should it be? Is its purpose to bring stability to crisis regions or rather to ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Democratic Republic of the Congo At Crucial Crossroad, Envoy Says

    United States Department of State, 4 March 2014

    Speaking before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations February 26, Russell Feingold, the U.S. special envoy for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Testimony of Special Envoy Russell D. Feingold At the U.S. Department of State Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    United States Congress, 26 February 2014

    Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, and members of the Committee: Thank you for the invitation to testify today on the recent progress in and continuing challenges facing the ... read more »

  • Africa:  U.S. 'Deeply Engaged' on South Sudan, CAR and DR Congo - Kerry

    United States Department of State, 11 February 2014

    Remarks by John Kerry, Secretary of State at LiveAtState Virtual Press Conference read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  U.S. Special Envoy - DRC Peace Deal a 'Big Step'

    Voice of America, 13 December 2013

    U.S. Special Envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Russ Feingold has hailed as potentially historic a peace deal signed between the Congolese government and the M23 rebel ... read more »

  • Angola:  U.S. Encourages Angola's Effort to Normalise Situation in Great Lakes

    Angola Press Agency, 11 April 2014

    The US authorities Thursday in Luanda encouraged the Angolan Government?s effort toward helping settle the situation in the Great Lakes Region since the country took up the ... read more »

  • Angola:  Angola, U.S. Work to Enhance Trade Relationship

    United States Department of State, 2 April 2014

    Angola and the United States took steps to advance their trade relationship in discussions April 1 in Washington at the second meeting of the U.S.-Angola Council on Trade and ... read more »

  • Angola:  Visiting Angolan Activist Praises U.S. High-Level Contacts With Civil Society

    Maka Angola, 21 November 2013

    The United States is "among the few if not the only country" that has high-level contacts with members of Angola's civil society, activist Rafael Marques said after a meeting at ... read more »