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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Washington, DC - Twenty-nine women entrepreneurs from 26 African countries arrive in the United States this week to explore ways to expand their businesses and generate prosperity in their communities. The women in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has generated thousands of jobs and connected enterprises across Africa and the United States.

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U.S. Embassy in Tripoli Staff Relocation

Washington, DC - Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya.

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U.S. Applauds Signing of Roadmap for Mali Peace Talks

Washington, DC - The United States applauds the agreement reached in Algiers on July 24 establishing a road map for talks between northern groups and the Government of Mali.

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Meriam Ishag and Family Update

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Around the world, supporters of religious freedom celebrate the arrival of Meriam Ishag and her family in Rome. I am grateful to the Government of Italy for its role in working with the Government of Sudan to enable Ms. Ishag and her family to depart Sudan.

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Central African Republic: Signature of a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the decision by all parties to end the violence in the Central African Republic.

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Government of Tunisia Issues $500 Million Bond With U.S. Guarantee

Washington, DC - Today, the Republic of Tunisia closed on its offering of a $500 million sovereign bond issuance guaranteed by the United States of America, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Final Selections For Design-Build and Construction Services Contract

 

Washington, DC - The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has selected 25 firms for an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) worldwide design-build and construction services contract.

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U.S. Condemns Bombings in Kaduna

Washington, DC - The United States deplores today’s twin bombings in Kaduna, Nigeria, which targeted Shaykh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, one of the country’s most respected Muslim scholars, during the month of Ramadan. We are also concerned by reports that these blasts may have also targeted former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari. We extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the more than 80 victims killed in these blasts.

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