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Statement by President Barack Obama on South Sudan (December 20, 2013)

In 2011, millions of South Sudanese voted to forge a new nation, founded on the promise of a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of South Sudan’s people.  In recent years, against great odds, South Sudan has made great progress toward breaking the cycle of violence that characterized much of its history. Today, that ...
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U.S. Embassy Abuja Announces New Procedure for Drop Box Renewals (December 18, 2013)

Abuja, Nigeria — U.S. Embassy Abuja announced a streamlined, more convenient drop box renewal process for non-immigrant visas today. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed on our web site may apply for a renewal of their U.S. non-immigrant visa without visiting the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U.S. Consulate in Lagos.  Applicants now simply apply online , print the renewal ...
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Ambassador Samantha Power Urges Nigeria Civil Society to Remain Steadfast for Democracy (December 18, 2013)

The United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations and member of President Obama’s cabinet, Ambassador Samantha Power, visited Nigeria on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. She met with President Goodluck Jonathan and other government officials, as well as civil society leaders. In her meetings, she emphasized the importance of free, fair, and transparent elections; respect ...
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U.S. Department of State Launches a LIONS@FRICA Partnership to Teach Coding Skills to Africa’s Youth (December 17, 2013)

In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, the U.S. Department of State’s Global Partnership Initiative together with CoderDojo and the LIONS@FRICA partnership, launched a new initiative today called afriCoderDojo to teach youth in Africa 21st century computer technology skills. afriCoderDojo is a pan-African effort to teach young people the ability to understand and build fluency in ...
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Ambassador James F. Entwistle’s Accreditation to ECOWAS (December 12, 2013)

 Ambassador James F. Entwistle was accredited today as United States’ Representative to the Commission of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS).  His credentials were received by ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Desiré Ouedraogo in a brief ceremony at the commission’s headquarters, Abuja. The ECOWAS commission president expressed his gratitude to the United States for ...
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