exchangealumni:

Want to Hangout with #WashingtonFellows on July 15? We do! They will be joined by the Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan and Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Do you have a question for the fellows? Join the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ or Twitter using #USAfrica. Watch the Google+ Hangout here.See you soon!

exchangealumni:

Want to Hangout with #WashingtonFellows on July 15? We do! They will be joined by the Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan and Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield. 

Do you have a question for the fellows? Join the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ or Twitter using #USAfrica. Watch the Google+ Hangout here.

See you soon!

Dr. Jill Biden has taken over the Vice President’s Instagram account! Follow her trip to Africa at www.http://instagram.com/vp.

Dr. Jill Biden has taken over the Vice President’s Instagram account! Follow her trip to Africa at www.http://instagram.com/vp.

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

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The world has been transfixed and horrified by the brutality of a group of extremists toward nearly 300 schoolgirls and unnamed others in northeastern Nigeria. The plight of these girls has rightly captured the global public’s heart and mind. For daring to seek an education, these girls and others have become the face of unspeakable violence at the hands of Boko Haram.

Unfortunately, they are not alone. Women and girls in staggering numbers are beaten, sexually abused, married off as children, mutilated, and killed every day around the world.

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Today’s agreement to immediately stop the fighting in SouthSudan and to negotiate a transitional government could mark a breakthrough for the future of South Sudan. The hard journey on a long road begins now and the work must continue
Secretary of State John Kerry in his remarks on South Sudan, May 9, 2014.  
Join Secretary Kerry for a Twitter chat on his recent trip to Africa tomorrow at 10:00AM ET. Start asking your questions now on Twitter using #YALICHAT!

Join Secretary Kerry for a Twitter chat on his recent trip to Africa tomorrow at 10:00AM ET. Start asking your questions now on Twitter using #YALICHAT!

Day 6 in Africa: Secretary Kerry visits Luanda, Angola. Go to http://www.state.gov/ for more information, and follow @StateDept and #USAfrica for updates on his trip.

Day 6 in Africa: Secretary Kerry visits Luanda, Angola. Go to http://www.state.gov/ for more information, and follow @StateDept and #USAfrica for updates on his trip.

The best untold story of the last decade may be the story of Africa.
John Kerry on DipNote, May 2, 2014
Secretary Kerry is in South Sudan today.  Follow his travel on Twitter on @StateDept and www.state.gov and see more photos on Flickr. 

Secretary Kerry is in South Sudan today.  Follow his travel on Twitter on @StateDept and www.state.gov and see more photos on Flickr

Secretary Kerry is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today, starting his six-day trip across Africa. Follow his travel on Twitter on @StateDept and www.state.gov and see more photos on Flickr.

Secretary Kerry is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today, starting his six-day trip across Africa. Follow his travel on Twitter on @StateDept and www.state.gov and see more photos on Flickr.

Look who stopped by the Department of State today! Ben Affleck came to chat about the Great Lakes region of Africa and the Eastern Congo Initiative with Secretary Kerry. Secretary Kerry’s dog Ben just couldn’t resist meeting his favorite actor. 

Look who stopped by the Department of State today! Ben Affleck came to chat about the Great Lakes region of Africa and the Eastern Congo Initiative with Secretary Kerry. Secretary Kerry’s dog Ben just couldn’t resist meeting his favorite actor.