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  • Hearing Explores Proposed Changes in US Policy Toward Africa
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    State Department and USAID Funding for Africa

    The acting State Department assistant secretary for African affairs and the acting USAID assistant administrator for Africa testified at a hearing on the agencies' fiscal year 2018 budget…

  • Hearing Focuses on Political Crisis in Congo
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    Political Crisis in Congo

    State Department officials and Africa experts testified before a House subcommittee on the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Witnesses discussed the severe…

  • Washington Journal Jacob Zenn Discusses the US Military Presence in Africa
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    Jacob Zenn on the U.S. Military Presence in Africa

    Jacob Zennt talked about the U.S. military presence in Africa in the wake of the ambush in Niger that killed four American service members.

  • Pentagon Officials Brief Reporters
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Spokesman Dana White and Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie fielded questions from reporters on a range of military-related issues, including the ambush in Niger.

  • Washington Journal Representative Chris Stewart RUT Discusses US Operations in Niger
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    Representative Chris Stewart on U.S. Operations in Niger

    Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) talked about U.S. military operations in Niger and the House Intelligence Committee’s decision to probe Russian uranium deals approved during the Obama…

  • White House on Senator Flakes Decision to Retire Probably a Good Move
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    White House Daily Briefing

    At the daily White House briefing, Sarah Sanders reacted to Senator Jeff Flake’s (F-AZ) announcement earlier that day of his decision to retire. Reporters' question focused on this topic as well…

  • General Dunford and Brett McGurk Brief Reporters
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    General Dunford News Conference

  • Security and Politics in Libya
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    Security and Politics in Libya

    Scholars and security experts talked about security and politics in Libya. Speakers presented various arguments about how the history of Libya had helped shape the current security and political…

  • General Dunford Soldiers Ambushed in Niger on Return to Base
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford announced new information on the attack in Niger, Africa, that left four U.S. soldiers dead. While he stressed there was preliminary…

  • Vice President Pence Recalls 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing
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    Vice President Pence on 34th Anniversary of Beirut Attack

    The vice president commented on the recent attack upon four U.S. soldiers in Niger, putting their deaths in the context of the fight on terror. The vice president made the comments during…

  • emMadame Presidentem
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    Madame President

    Helene Cooper talked about her book, Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, about the life of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement…

  • Washington Journal Kevin Baron Discusses US Presence in Niger
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    Kevin Baron on U.S. Presence in Niger

    Kevin Baron talked about U.S. military presence in Niger and the deaths of four American service members that occurred there.

  • Pentagon Officials Provide Few Details on Niger Ambush and Recovery of Fallen
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Dana White and Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie briefed reporters and responded to questions. The majority of the questions focused on the deadly attack against U.S.…

  • Defense Secretary Niger Ambush Investigation Underway
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    Secretary Mattis on Niger Ambush

    Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the Pentagon was investigating and did not have all the accurate information surrounding the deadly attack against U.S. troops in Niger, during…

  • Open Phones with Kris Paronto and Mark Geist
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    Open Phones with Kris Paronto and Mark Geist

    Kris Paronto and Mark Geist, authors of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, talked about their book, and responded to viewer telephone calls and comments. They…

  • Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa
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    Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa

    U.S. Air Force Academy instructor Captain Jeffrey Copeland talked about the use of American Jazz musicians as State Department-sponsored “ambassadors” in Africa during the Cold War. He…

  • Political Situation in Congo
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    Political Situation in Congo

    The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commissionhosted a panel discussion on the current political and security situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Speakers also discussed…

  • Kenya Elections
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    Kenya Elections

    Two veteran Voice of America journalists talked about their coverage on the ground during the recent general elections in Kenya. Panelists agreed the overall election was seen as positive and much more…

  • UTA Flight 772 Terrorist Attack
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    UTA Flight 772 Terrorist Attack

    Attorney Stuart Newberger talked about his book, The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice, about the legal action against the Libyan state following an…

  • Discussion Focuses on Crisis in South Sudan
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    Crisis in South Sudan

    Panelists talked about the conflict and famine crisis in South Sudan. They focused on the violence against humanitarian aid workers in the region and the need for more international support in helping…

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