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    Technology and Economic Development in Africa

    Investors and venture capitalists talked about how technology and innovation were helping to advance economic development in Africa. They discussed the growth of tech companies,…

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    U.S. Africa Command and National Guard Bureau Nominations

    A confirmation hearing was held for the nomination of Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser to lead U.S. Africa Command and Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel to be the chief of the National…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Libya

    State Department Special Envoy for Libya testified on Capitol Hill today/Wednesday. He updated Senate Foreign Relations committee members on the security & economic situation in the…

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    ISIS in Libya

    State Department Special Envoy for Libya Jonathan Winer, Libyan Embassy Charge D’Affaires Wafa Bugaighis, and Middle East scholars delivered remarks at the Middle East Institute on…

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    Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Officials from the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Programme and National Democratic Institute testified at a hearing on…

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    Future of Somalia

    Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud spoke about political and security developments in his country ahead of Somalia’s presidential elections later in 2016. After his remarks he…

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    Foreign Intervention in Africa During the Cold War

    Elizabeth Schmidt talked about how foreign intervention influenced emerging nations in Africa during the Cold War. She spoke about how former colonial powers dealt with these countries…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics, including a recent U.S. airstrike in Somalia against the al-Shabab militant group.

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    U.S. Crisis Response in Africa

    Lieutenant Colonel Bradford Carr, the operations officer of the special purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, Africa Command, shared highlights from his recent deployment in…

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    Radical Islam and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Former Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) spoke about his book, Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya, about the Obama administration’s foreign policy and the events…

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    Evolving Threat of ISIS

    Brett McGurk testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS* in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Mr. McGurk had recently returned from the region where he met with Syrian Kurdish…

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    White House Daily Briefing on Zika Virus

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of issues. Topics included the North Korean missile test, President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal, and…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including the North Korean missile test, President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal, and combating ISIS*…

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    Book Discussion on City of Thorns

    Ben Rawlence talked about his book, City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp, about life in Dadaab Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The camp, the largest in…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of international topics, including the political situation in Libya and ongoing conflict in Syria.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including political developments in Libya and talks between the U.S. and Russia later in the…

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    Julian Hattem on the Benghazi Movie

    Julian Hattem was interviewed by telephone about a motion picture released that day, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, about the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in…

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    Book Discussion on Against Wind and Tide

    Ousmane Power-Greene talked about his book, Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement, about African Americans' battle with the American…

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    United Nations Year-End News Conference

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon briefed reporters and answered their questions in his year-end news conference. Topics included combating terrorism, the Syrian refugee…

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    Liberty and Security in the Muslim World

    Farhat Haq, a Pakistani-born scholar, talked about justice, democratization and liberty in the Muslim world. She spoke at Westminster College’s annual Hancock Symposium, which in…

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