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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kathleen FitzGibbon at the IFES USEP in Nigeria Meeting

November 3, 2020 INEC Commissioners, guests, and partners in development; Members of the press; Ladies and gentlemen; Good afternoon. I am delighted to join you all today to discuss the U.S. electoral process.  The United States and Nigeria share history.  We both have federal systems, large populations, vast resources, and diversity. I also believe that ...
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Statement From the President On Last Night’s Hostage Rescue

Last night, at my direction, the United States military conducted a successful operation to rescue an American hostage in Nigeria, kidnapped just 96 hours earlier. United States Special Forces executed a daring nighttime operation to rescue their fellow American with exceptional skill, precision, and bravery. No United States Service Members were harmed. The former hostage is currently in good health and has been reunited with his ...
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Statement By Secretary Michael R. Pompeo – U.S. Rescues American Held Hostage in Nigeria

The United States is committed to the safe return of all U.S. citizens taken captive.  We delivered on that commitment late last night in Nigeria, where some of our bravest and most skilled warriors rescued a U.S. citizen after a group of armed men took him hostage across the border in Niger. Thanks to the ...
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Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesman, on Hostage Rescue Operation in Northern Nigeria

Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs: “U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of ...
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Transcript – Digital Press Briefing About the U.S. Government Prosper Africa Initiative

SPECIAL BRIEFING VIA TELEPHONE VICTORIA WHITNEY, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) FOR PROSPER AFRICA Moderator:   Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants from across the continent and thank all of you for taking part in this discussion.  Today we are very pleased ...
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