Africa Update

In This Issue:

Leading the News; United States – Africa Relations; North Africa; East Africa; West Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and General Africa News.

Excerpt from Leading the News -


On March 27th, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf responded to General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi’s resignation as Egyptian Defense Minister and the announcement of his candidacy in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections. Deputy Spokesperson Harf reiterated that the U.S. Government does not support individual candidates or political parties in foreign elections, but indicated that U.S. officials are pushing the Egyptian Government to ensure that elections are free, fair, and transparent, and that candidates are permitted to campaign freely without fear of harassment or intimidation.

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