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LiveAtState Virtual Press Conference with Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield (February

MS. JENSEN:  Hi.  Welcome to LiveAtState, the State Department’s interactive web-chat platform for engaging international media.  I’m your host, Holly Jensen, and I would like to welcome all of you joining us today.  I would like to send a special shout-out to those of you joining us at our 20 watch parties in 18 countries ...
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U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle Assures Nigerians of U.S. Partnership (February 10, 2014)

U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle continued his familiarization tour of Nigeria with an assurance to the people of Kaduna that the United States is here to cooperate with Nigeria as equal partners working together in different areas, including education, security cooperation, health, cultural relations, and investments. “The United States is not here to do things for ...
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Statement on Recent Violence in Plateau State, Nigeria (February 8, 2014)

The United States is deeply concerned by separate violent clashes in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region which claimed the lives of scores of innocent civilians on February 4-6. The attacks by gunmen against innocent villagers — including women and children — perpetuate a cycle of inter-communal violence that must be interrupted and eventually halted. We urge ...
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Presidential Proclamation — National African American History Month, 2014 (January 31, 2014)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Americans have long celebrated our Nation as a beacon of liberty and opportunity — home to patriots who threw off an empire, refuge to multitudes who fled oppression and despair. Yet we must also remember that while many came to our shores to pursue ...
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