Biden taps Linda Thomas-Greenfield to lead presidential delegation to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games closing ceremony

States Ambassador to the United Nations to lead the Presidential Delegation to Japan to attend events of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Blinken on arrival of first flight with Afghan refugees to US: America has a longstanding tradition of opening our arms to immigrants

Early this morning, we welcomed our first group of Afghan special immigrant applicants to the United States under Operation Allies Refuge. Their arrival demonstrates the U.S. government’s commitment to Afghans who put themselves and their families at great risk by working side-by-side with our service members and diplomats to build a better future for Afghanistan.

Biden on the arrival of first flight with Afghan refugees to US: today is an important milestone

Today is an important milestone as we continue to fulfill our promise to the thousands of Afghan nationals who served shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops and diplomats over the last 20 years in Afghanistan. This morning, the first flight of Operation Allies Refuge has arrived in the United States, carrying Afghans who are eligible for Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) and their families. These arrivals are just the first of many as we work quickly to relocate SIV-eligible Afghans out of harm’s way—to the United States, to U.S. facilities abroad, or to third countries—so that they can wait in safety while they finish their visa applications.

Everything you need to know about ‘The Prosper Africa Build Together Campaign’ meant to bolster U.S. trade and investment in Africa

USAID will play a leading role in the Prosper Africa Build Together Campaign, joining 17 U.S. Government agencies—and working hand-in-hand with the private sector, African governments, and multilateral organizations—to bolster trade and investment in key sectors such as clean energy and climate smart solutions, health, and digital technology. Through this next chapter of the Prosper Africa initiative, USAID is committed to driving billions of dollars of investment in Africa and supporting thousands of jobs for both African and American workers.

With 4 million Moderna vaccine donations to Nigeria and 5.6 million Pfizer to South Africa, Biden administration has now shipped 16.4 million vaccine doses...

With the latest 4 million Moderna vaccine donations to Nigeria and 5.6 million Pfizer to South Africa announced on Wednesday, the United States has now shipped a total of 16.4 million vaccine doses to Africa from a pledge President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made on May 17 when he announced that the U.S. will donate 80 million vaccine doses to the world by the end of June, including 25 million to African nations.


Amnesty International calls on Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed to account for all missing persons following Hachalu Hundesa’s killing

The administration of Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Prize winning Prime Minister of Ethiopia, must immediately reveal the whereabouts of dozens of politicians and journalists who were arrested alongside other people following widespread protests that erupted after the killing of Hachalu Hundesa, Amnesty International has said.

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Human Rights Watch concludes Abiy Ahmed’s soldiers bombed civilians to death, schools, hospitals and markets in Tigray region

Humera and Shire, killing at least 83 civilians, including children, and wounding over 300.

Human Rights Watch calls on Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Abiy Ahmed to restore internet and phone services in Oromia

The Ethiopian government should immediately lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The two-month-long shutdown has prevented families from communicating, disrupted life-saving services, and contributed to an information blackout during government counterinsurgency operations in the area, the respected human rights organization added in a statement.


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