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Presidential Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day 2014 (January 15, 2014)

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY, 2014  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1786, the Virginia General Assembly affirmed an ideal that has long been central to the American journey. The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, penned by Thomas Jefferson, declared religious liberty a natural right and any attempt to subvert it ...
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U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle Says U.S. Wants Nigeria to Win War against Terrorism (January 13, 2014)

 United States Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle once again emphasized the U.S. commitment to seeing Nigeria win its war against terrorism.  “We are committed to partnering with and supporting you in your ongoing efforts to restore peace and security to all of Nigeria,” Entwistle said.  He spoke as the special guest of honor on January ...
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Telephonic press conference on the topic of the Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)’s Washington Fellowship Program (Januar

Grant Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs on the National Security Staff of the White House and Shannon Green, Acting Senior Director for Global Engagement at the National Security Council Moderator: Hello to everyone to the US Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome ...
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Applications Open for Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) (December 23, 2013)

U.S. Embassy Abuja is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) will be accepted until January 27 at http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov . Qualified applicants must be 25 to 35 years old, proficient in spoken and written English, and resident in Nigeria. Dual citizens or permanent residents of the United States ...
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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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