Tag: United States of America

Coronavirus – Africa: Statement by Ambassador Jessica Lapenn, Ambassador to the African Union, on the Commemoration of Africa Day 2020

Download logoToday, the African continent celebrates Africa Day, and as the U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) and Permanent Representative to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, I am pleased and honored to commemorate this 57th edition. The AU plays a key role on the continent, and as the first dedicated non-African mission accredited to the AU, the United States has long valued our strong partnership with both the Commission and its Member States. We stand in solidarity with th

Coronavirus – Africa: International Rescue Committee (IRC) data on COVID testing shortfall

Download logoIRC: Coronavirus testing shortfall in crisis-affected states risks undetected outbreaks, imperilling COVID-19 fight worldwide New data shows countries with lowest number of tests per million include Yemen (31 tests per million), Nigeria (165 tests per million), and Northeast Syria (59 tests per million).  Figures in stark comparison to richer countries like US (38,394 tests per million)(1), UK (41,599 tests per million)(2) and Germany (42,581 tests per million)(3)&n

Coronavirus – Africa: Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Download logoMonths into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity of the American people, our foreign assistance is saving lives and helping to mitigate economic devastation around the world. The American people continue to prove they are the most generous humanitarians the world has ever known wit

Coronavirus – Egypt: U.S. supports Egypt’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Download logoThe United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Egypt, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing 51 million Egyptian Pounds (or $3.2 million) to the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Egypt.  This funding will support ERC’s network of 30,000 volunteers and health professionals to conduct community outreach and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as build ERC’s capa

Coronavirus – Africa: The United States continues to lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Download logoThrough the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. funding and scientific efforts on this front remain a central and coordinated part of the worldwide effort against COVID-19.  Months into fight

Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of Congo: USAID announces nearly $23.4 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Download logoThe United States is the largest donor country to the Ebola response.  USAID's Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) is the lead coordinator of the U.S. Government's response to Ebola and they continue to work with the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, humanitarian partners, and the Government of the DRC to help contain this outbreak.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. National Institutes of Health within the U.S. Department of Health and

Coronavirus – Africa: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Media Compact hits 100-member mark

Download logoThe SDG Media Compact, an alliance of news and entertainment companies convened by the United Nations to drive coverage and mobilize action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), welcomed its 100thmember. From large broadcasters and established print media, to news agencies, radio stations and newer digital publishers, the SDG Media Compact spans 160 countries on five continents, reaching a combined audience of about 2 billion people through well over one hundred outl

Equatorial Guinea awards Contract to American Company Nexant for Methanol-to-Derivatives Plant

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea, in collaboration with the Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO), awarded American company Nexant the feasibility study for the construction of a new formaldehyde production plant in Punta Europa. The project is part of the Year of Investment and was previously agreed during a meeting last January between H.E. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Mar