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Policy Overviews

2008: Policy Overviews
--11/20/08  The United States' Unprecedented Commitment to Africa, 2000 to 2008 and Beyond; Phillip Carter III, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Remarks to the World Affairs Council of Arizona; Washington, DC
--03/18/08  U.S.-Africa Policy and Florida; Gregory L. Garland, Public Affairs Chief, African Affairs; Tallahassee Kiwanis Club; Tallahassee, FL

2007: Policy Overviews
--12/31/07  The United States and International Development: Partnering for Growth
--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
--09/25/07  Fact Sheet: A Mission of Liberation Around the World
--08/17/07  Briefing on U.S.-Eritrea Relations; Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs ; Washington, DC
--08/06/07  The United States and International Development: Partnering for Growth
--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
--06/22/07  U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Update; Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC -- Official Transcript
--06/08/07  Fact Sheet: A Record of Commitment to Africa
--05/29/07  U.S. Sanctions on Sudan
--04/21/07  United States Policy in Somalia; James Swan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
--02/15/07  US Foreign Policy Priorities in Africa for 2007; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary; National Council of International Visitors; Washington, DC

2006: Policy Overviews
--09/25/06  Corporate Social Responsibility: Advancing Education in Africa through Public & Private Partnerships; Jendayi E. Frazer, Assistant Secretary; Remarks to the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help at the 25th Anniversary Celebration; Scottsdale, Arizona
--09/19/06  Vision for Africa; Jendayi E. Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; Remarks to Africa Education Forum ; New York City
--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
--01/13/06  Executive Order: Designating the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a Public International Organization Entitled to Enjoy Certain Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities

2005: Policy Overviews
--12/08/05  Human Rights: A Cornerstone of U.S. Foreign Policy; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--09/14/05  Press Briefing by Deputy National Security Advisor Faryar Shirzad; The Hilton New York, New York, New York
--09/12/05  The U.S. Approach to International Development; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--07/20/05  Secretary of State Rice Announces New AGOA Fund To Promote African Economic Growth; Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
--07/08/05  Fact Sheet: United States and G8 Renew Strong Commitment to Africa; Washington, DC
--07/07/05  President and Prime Minister Blair Discuss Africa, Trade, Climate Change; White House; Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Scotland
--06/30/05  Africa Education Initiative (AEI)
--06/30/05  Fighting Malaria in Africa
--06/30/05  On-The-Record Briefing: On the President's Initiatives to Combat Malaria and Support Education in Africa; Andrew Natsios , U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator ; Washington, DC
--06/30/05  Women's Justice and Empowerment in Africa
--06/13/05  President Discusses Democracy, AGOA With African Leaders ; President George W. Bush;  ; Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC
--04/27/05  2005 AGOA Forum Announcement
--03/15/05  Living in a World of Limited Resources; Michael Ranneberger, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs; University of North Carolina 2005 Global Summit; Charlotte, North Carolina

2004: Policy Overviews
--12/02/04  President and Nigerian President Discuss AIDS, African Union ; President George W. Bush; The Oval Office ; Washington, DC
--07/13/04  President Bush Signs African Growth and Opportunity Act
--07/12/04  The United States and Africa - A Growing Partnership
--02/21/04  U.S.-Africa Relations at the Beginning of the 21st Century; Phillip Carter III, Deputy Director of the Office of East African Affairs; Remarks to the Africa Summit at the University of Miami ; Miami, Florida

  
Highlights

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Exploring the U.S. Role in Consolidating Peace and Democracy in the Great Lakes Region
(Oct. 24): "In launching the tripartite process, we initiated confidence-building measures among the former Great Lakes belligerents, and we pledged our lasting commitment to stability and good neighborly relations in the Great Lakes. Relations among the neighbors have come a long way since we organized the first meeting in 2004. Recent visits and meetings among regional leaders from Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda, undertaken without the facilitation of the United States, are a testament to our success in initiating lasting dialogue among former enemies."  Full text
 

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

United States and International Development: Partnership for Growth
(Aug. 6): “America is pursuing a clear strategy to bring progress and prosperity to struggling nations all across the world. We're working to increase access to trade and relieve the burden of debt. We're increasing our assistance to the world's poorest countries and using this aid to encourage reform, and strengthen education, and fight the scourge of disease.” Fact Sheet

U.S. Policy in the Horn of Africa
(Aug. 4): As all of you know, the Horn of Africa is a rough neighborhood. At least one conflict - and frequently more - has raged in the region continuously since 1960. Inter-state conventional wars. Guerrilla-style liberation struggles. Coups. Revolutions. The Horn has seen them all." Full text

U.S. Policy on Sudan
(May 29): Fact Sheet 

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