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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (June 20, 2014)

The Department of State joins the world in celebrating LGBT Pride Month and reaffirms its commitment to the promotion and protection of the human rights of LGBT persons around the globe. In the United States, we have made marked progress in tearing down the unjust and unfair barriers that have prevented the full realization of ...
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Young African Leaders Initiative: Washington Fellows Arrive at U.S. Host Institutions (June 18, 2014)

Last weekend marked the arrival of the 500 Washington Fellows and the formal start of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) .  The Washington Fellowship aims to empower 500 of Africa’s most promising young leaders through academic coursework at U.S. colleges and universities, leadership training, networking, and professional ...
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Wheels Up for Nigerian Contingent to YALI (June 15, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires Maria Brewer handed over travel documents to 26 pioneer leaders from Northern Nigeria to participate in this year’s Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders (YALI).  YALI is a signature program of President Barack Obama’s to invest in the next generation of African leaders. In the month of March, the U.S. ...
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Rewards for Justice – Reward Offers for Information on African Terrorists (June 13, 2014)

The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards for information on four terrorists operating in western and northern Africa.  The Secretary of State has authorized rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the location of Khalid al-Barnawi, Hamad el Khairy, and Ahmed el Tilemsi, as well as ...
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