On National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 11, 2024 National Human Trafficking Prevention Month is a time to recommit to eradicating a scourge that assaults human dignity, weakens the rule of law, corrupts supply chains, exploits workers, and fuels violence around the world. Combating trafficking requires a strong coalition of local and global partners to share resources and information, better equip front-line workers, and track and …

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PRESS STATEMENT | Taking Steps to Impose Visa Restrictions for Undermining Democracy And for Repression in Uganda

Taking Steps to Impose Visa Restrictions for Undermining Democracy And for Repression in Uganda   PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER – 4, 2023 After Uganda’s flawed 2021 presidential elections, I announced a visa restriction policy targeting those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda.  At that time, I implored the Government of Uganda to significantly improve its record and hold accountable those responsible for flawed electoral processes, …

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Blinken: Partnerships are America’s ‘greatest strategic asset’

Blinken: Partnerships are America’s ‘greatest strategic asset’ By Leigh Hartman Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks September 13 in Washington on how the United States works with partners to tackle global challenges. (© Cliff Owen/AP) Working with international partners to solve global challenges is central to the United States’ vision for a more prosperous and secure world …

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U.S. continues humanitarian aid for Africa

The United States is providing an additional $380 million in aid for people affected by violence across Africa. The humanitarian assistance will provide shelter, safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and other services for people in more than two dozen African countries. With the new funding, the U.S. has provided  more than $4 billion  in humanitarian assistance since October 2022 …

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A new era of U.S.-Africa partnerships

A new era of U.S.-Africa partnerships By ShareAmerica – Dec 20, 2022 Expanding digital access in Africa is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s $55 billion in new investments. Above, employees at a Côte d’Ivoire company assemble smartphones. (© Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images) The Biden-Harris administration embarked on the next chapter in U.S.-Africa relations with $55 billion in …

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U.S.- Africa partnerships advance shared ideals | Aug 11, 2022

By Dave Reynolds  – Aug 11, 2022 The United States and Africa must “work together as equal partners,” to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said August 8. Blinken highlighted those challenges in a major speech delivered at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, while outlining  a new U.S. strategy  to advance shared …

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