Cape Town, South Africa - At the height of the drought (April 2018) in this amazing city, residents were restricted to 50 liters (13 gallons) of water per person, per day, and that allowed Cape Town and the Western Cape province to avert an unprecedented catastrophe, Day Zero, the day this city of four-million residents could have run out of water.

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin E. Moley is on travel to San Jose, Costa Rica, from August 11–15.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the people of the United States, I want to extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Jamaica as you celebrate the 57th anniversary of your independence on August 6, 2019.

Washington, DC - The Ebola virus has claimed more than 1,700 lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo)—which is in the grips of its worst ever Ebola outbreak. Since its appearance in North Kuvi province in August 2018, the virus has spread to 22 health zones in DR Congo and was even confirmed across the border in Uganda.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bolivia on the 194th anniversary of their independence.

Washington, DC - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women Marise Payne, Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper met for AUSMIN 2019 in Sydney on 4 August 2019. The Ministers and Secretaries set a path forward for the Australia–U.S. alliance to build a secure, prosperous future.  The two countries intend to work together to: