Rex Tillerson: Remarks at the Ministerial on Trade, Security, and Governance in Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson delivered these remarks at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 17, 2017. The occasion was a gathering of about three dozen African foreign ministers or their designated representatives. Thank you. And good morning, everyone. It really is my honor to welcome all of you to …

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The African Union should revisit its admission criteria

Babatunde Fagbayibo, University of South Africa Morocco’s admission to the African Union (AU) was a mistake. In one move, the AU squandered a chance to discourage the north African state’s aggression against Western Sahara. It also showed how the body struggles to enforce the implementation of its own standards and directives. Morocco easily met the …

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Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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South Sudan News Headlines for January 19-26, 2016

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan published during the week of January 19 to January 26, 2016. South Sudan conflict: Riek Machar says he is fully committed to peace Source: NTV South Sudan: Riek Machar wants Uganda’s Museveni to play bigger role Source: The Africa Report S. Sudanese community accuses Kiir of “failing” …

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Africa’s space policy opens a new front in aid

By Nick Ishmael Perkins With a billion people still in poverty, could rocket science be just what development needs? In October 2015, African science and education ministers adopted the continent’s first space policy. [1] The accompanying strategy is due to be ratified by heads of state at the African Union summit later this month. The …

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