Africa Makes Progress in Disease Prevention

Africa Makes Progress in Disease Prevention

Although outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases have surfaced all over the globe, no continent has been harder hit than Africa. The Ebola epidemic…

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Uniting to Stop Drug Trafficking and Related Crimes

Uniting to Stop Drug Trafficking and Related Crimes

Allow me to commend the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, ECOWAS member states and Mauritania, and the U.N. Office on Drugs and…

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Somalia Writes New Chapter in Its History

Somalia Writes New Chapter in Its History

Today is a truly historic day for Somalia, its resilient people, and all our brotherly neighbors and valuable partners. To you all, I say Somalia…

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Cooperation Pays Dividends in Lake Chad Basin

Cooperation Pays Dividends in Lake Chad Basin

When our administration assumed office, our first task was to tackle and defeat Boko Haram. We restructured and re-equipped our Armed Forces. We strengthened cooperation…

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Bank Wants to Give Africa a High-Five

Bank Wants to Give Africa a High-Five

When I took over as the eighth elected president of the African Development Bank on September 1, 2015, I was elated at the greater possibilities…

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Amani Africa II Prepares Standby Force to Meet Challenges

Amani Africa II Prepares Standby Force to Meet Challenges

This exercise demonstrates that Africa is serious about peace and that the continent is also serious about investing in peace. We often proclaim that we…

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Kenya Takes Stand Against Violent Extremism

Kenya Takes Stand Against Violent Extremism

Kenya is experiencing a growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism due to a number of factors. One: We share a border of approximately 700…

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Collaboration is Essential in the Gulf of Guinea

Collaboration is Essential in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime security has taken the center stage in recent times in the Gulf of Guinea region. Crimes at sea have assumed alarming proportions and are…

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Counterterrorism Requires a Multidimensional Approach

Counterterrorism Requires a Multidimensional Approach

In November 2014, a horrific attack was carried out against a mosque in Kano in northern Nigeria, killing more than 100 innocent civilians. It bore…

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Ending Terror on the Continent Starts from Within

Ending Terror on the Continent Starts from Within

In September 2014, Ugandan authorities discovered an al-Shabaab terrorist cell operating in our biggest city, Kampala. Explosives were discovered in the raid, and there is…

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