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Countries across Africa are making democratic strides changing the future of the continent.

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--08/18/07  Commencement of Second Phase of National Reconciliation Congress ; Statement by Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--08/16/07  Support for Northern Uganda/LRA Peace Talks
--08/13/07  Sierra Leone: Peaceful Conduct of the August 11th General Elections
--08/04/07  U.S. Policy in the Horn of Africa; James Swan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; 4th International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies; Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
--08/01/07  Exploring the U.S. Africa Command and a New Strategic Relationship with Africa; Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa; Washington, DC
--06/08/07  A Record of Commitment to Africa
--06/04/07  U.S. Government Support to Combat Avian and Pandemic Influenza -- Sub-Saharan Africa
--05/16/06  Current Themes in U.S.-Africa Policy; Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; Chatham House; London, England
--04/24/06  Partnerships Toward Prosperity; Karen P. Hughes, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; South Africa
--04/19/06  Transformational Diplomacy and the New Africa Agenda; Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; Remarks to the Harris Lecture Series at Howard University; Washington, DC
--01/18/06  Transformational Diplomacy
--12/08/05  Human Rights: A Cornerstone of U.S. Foreign Policy; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--07/13/04  President Bush Signs African Growth and Opportunity Act
--06/03/03  Dialogue on Democracy
--09/25/07  Fact Sheet: A Mission of Liberation Around the World
--09/08/05  Key U.S. Initiatives at the United Nations: Democracy Fund, Democracy Caucus, and Human Rights Council; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--10/24/07  Exploring the U.S. Role in Consolidating Peace and Democracy in the Great Lakes Region; Jendayi E. Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; Remarks to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs ; Washington, DC
--07/23/08  U.S.-Africa Relations: Building Alliances through Trade, Education, Culture, Diplomacy, Peace; Claudia E. Anyaso, Director, Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Keynote Address at the U.S.-Africa Sister Cities Conference; Lansing, Michigan

  
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Fact Sheet: A Mission of Liberation Around the World
(Sept. 25): President Bush Calls On Members Of The United Nations General Assembly To Work Toward Standards Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. Full text

2nd Group of Ethiopian Opposition Leaders Pardoned
(Aug. 22): We believe this action will promote continued political dialogue and we stand ready to support and encourage all parties towards democratic openness.  Full text

Commencement of Second Phase of National Reconciliation Congress 
(Aug. 18): The resolution of long-standing conflicts between all clans, civil society, women's groups, religious authorities, and business leaders is the first step toward establishing lasting peace and stability in Somalia.  Full text

USG Encourages SADC Efforts in Zimbabwe
(Aug. 17): This engagement illustrates that the region considers the situation an increasing threat to stability and is committed to a democratic and prosperous Zimbabwe. Full text

Support for Northern Uganda/LRA Peace Talks
(Aug. 16): We welcome progress between the parties to the Juba peace negotiations toward agreement on general principles of accountability and reconciliation, a critical part of the peace process. Full text

Sierra Leone Elections
(Aug. 13): We congratulate Sierra Leone on the peaceful conduct of presidential and parliamentary elections on August 11thFull text

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