AFRICA

AFRICA

AFRICA

Addresses

Honoring Black Europeans—African Descent Week: Representative Hastings, E783 [6JN]

U.S. Bilateral Engagement with Sudan Relative to Support of Human Rights and Religious Freedom: John J. Sullivan, Dept. of State, E86 [22JA]

Amendments

Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act: amend (S. 2779), S5319, S5320, S5375 [25JY]

Bills and resolutions

AID: modernize Food for Peace Program (see S. 2551), S1735 [14MR] (see H.R. 5276), H1607 [14MR]

Boko Haram (terrorist organization): condemn, call for release of captives, commend bravery of survivors, support efforts to address needs of girls and women impacted by extremism, and provide humanitarian assistance (see S. Res. 460), S2120 [12AP] (see H. Res. 896), H3977 [15MY]

Cameroon: condemn arrest and actions against Patrice Nganang for criticizing restriction of Internet access and news media in English-speaking regions and urge respect for human rights of all citizens (see H. Res. 718), H677 [29JA]

——— condemn human rights abuses, call for adoption of nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution, and ensure fair treatment of detainees and release of those unjustly detained (see H. Res. 1111), H9414 [2OC]

Congo, Democratic Republic of the: call for the holding of credible elections and international electoral assistance and use appropriate means to deter further electoral slippage and abuse of citizens (see S. Res. 386), S581 [30JA]

——— support democracy and accountability (see H.R. 6207), H5648 [25JN]

Europe: commend history and achievements of people of African descent and Black Europeans, promote racial equality, and combat discrimination (see H. Res. 925), H4849 [6JN]

International Decade for People of African Descent: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 713), H629 [25JA]

Kenya: condemn extrajudicial killings and violence by security forces, secure human rights and freedoms of the press and assembly, reform electoral process, respect judicial independence, and support democracy (see S. Res. 616), S5932 [23AU]

Liberia: adjust immigration status of certain nationals (see S. 2275), S23 [3JA] (see H.R. 5072), H1220 [20FE]

——— affirm strong U.S. ties and support for democratic principles, and call for implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia (see H. Res. 1055), H7941 [7SE]

Morocco: reaffirm support for combating terrorism, condemn actions by Polisario Front and terrorist groups in Western Sahara and North Africa, and reaffirm autonomy plan and support peaceful agreement for Western Sahara (see H. Res. 1101), H9406 [28SE]

Okavango River Basin: promote economic growth through conservation and biodiversity programs that facilitate cooperation, improve natural resource management, and protect and preserve threatened wildlife (see S. 3196), S4916 [11JY] (see H.R. 4819), H551 [18JA]

Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership: establish to assist countries in Sahel, Maghreb, and adjacent regions of Africa to improve capabilities to counter terrorist threats (see H.R. 6018), H4848 [6JN]

Trump, President: censure and condemn for alleged disparaging remarks relative to countries of origin of certain immigrants and call for a retraction and apology for such remarks (see H. Res. 700), H553 [18JA]

World Bonobo Day: designate (see H. Res. 738), H1178 [14FE]

World Malaria Day: support goals and ideals (see S. Res. 489), S2485 [26AP]

Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act: amend (see S. 2595), S1947 [22MR] (see S. 2779), S2485 [26AP] (see H.R. 6472), H6648 [23JY]

Letters

African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act (AGOA and MCA) Modernization Act: Representative Kevin Brady, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H433 [17JA]

——— Representative Royce, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), H433 [17JA]

Support respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia: Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International (organization), H3074 [10AP]

——— several human rights and diaspora organizations, H3073 [10AP]

Messages

National Emergency Relative to Libya: President Trump, S870 [12FE], H1079 [13FE]

National Emergency Relative to the Central African Republic: President Trump, S2620 [10MY], H3920 [10MY]

Remarks in House

Abiy Ahmed Ali: U.S. visit by Ethiopian Prime Minister, E1097 [26JY]

African Growth and Opportunity Act: impact, E1052 [24JY]

Cameroon: human rights violations, E942 [28JN]

China: impact of activity, engagement, and influence in sub-Saharan Africa, E279 [8MR]

Committee on Foreign Affairs (House): Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing on Global Health Supply Chain Management—Lessons Learned and Ways Forward, E682 [18MY]

Congo, Democratic Republic of the: support democracy and accountability (H.R. 6207), E943 [28JN]

Democracy: assist democracy efforts in sub-Saharan Africa, E627 [10MY]

Dept. of Defense: demand transparency relative to U.S. military operations in Niger, H4676, H4677 [23MY]

Diseases and disorders: increase efforts to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis in southern Africa, E1016 [16JY]

Ethiopia: political reform, H7094 [24JY]

——— support respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance (H. Res. 128), H3069–H3075, H3078 [10AP], H9396 [28SE], E279 [8MR], E1246 [13SE]

Europe: commend history and achievements of people of African descent and Black Europeans, promote racial equality, and combat discrimination (H. Res. 925), E782 [6JN]

Foreign aid: enhance transparency and accelerate the impact of programs under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Millennium Challenge Corp. (H.R. 3445), H430–H435 [17JA], E61 [18JA]

Liberia: adjust immigration status of certain nationals (H.R. 5072), H1355 [5MR], H2030 [22MR]

Libya: condemn slave auctions of migrants and refugees, call for investigation and prosecution of those involved, and provide assistance to respond to migrant and refugee situation (H. Res. 644), H6017–H6019 [10JY], E1037 [19JY]

News media: broadcasting of vulgarity associated with President Trump’s characterization of countries of origin of certain immigrants, H177 [16JA]

Nims, Matthew: Partnership for Public Service (organization) Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalist, E623 [10MY]

Nothing But Nets (organization): tribute, H8175 [13SE]

Okavango River Basin: promote economic growth through conservation and biodiversity programs that facilitate cooperation, improve natural resource management, and protect and preserve threatened wildlife (H.R. 4819), H6312–H6315 [17JY], E1030 [18JY]

Parker, Nevaeh: U.N. Foundation Women in Science Girls Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Camp selectee, H5185 [14JN]

Rise Against Hunger (organization): tribute to meal packaging event to fight hunger in Mozambique, H4784 [6JN]

Sudan: condemn pardoning of Mubarak Mustafa for his role in allowing men convicted of assassinating John Granville to escape imprisonment and continue to list Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, H7094 [24JY]

Terrorism: anniversary of bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, E1098 [26JY]

Trump, President: characterization of alleged disparaging remarks relative to countries of origin of certain immigrants, H398 [16JA], H416, H418, H421 [17JA]

Vassell, April: U.N. Foundation Women in Science Girls Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Camp selectee, H5185 [14JN]

Zimbabwe: political reform, E249 [1MR]

Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act: amend (S. 2779), H7670–H7672 [25JY]

Remarks in Senate

Boko Haram (terrorist organization): condemn, call for release of captives, commend bravery of survivors, support efforts to address needs of girls and women impacted by extremism, and provide humanitarian assistance (S. Res. 460), S2474 [26AP]

Central African Republic: express concern about political, economic, and humanitarian crisis, S2431 [25AP]

Congo, Democratic Republic of the: call for the holding of credible elections and international electoral assistance and use appropriate means to deter further electoral slippage and abuse of citizens (S. Res. 386), S4967 [16JY]

Diseases and disorders: combating Ebola virus and other infectious diseases funding, S2891 [24MY]

Ethiopia: assessment of political and economic history and U.S. policy, S2284–S2287 [18AP]

——— support respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance (H. Res. 128), S2284–S2287 [18AP]

Foreign aid: enhance transparency and accelerate the impact of programs under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Millennium Challenge Corp. (H.R. 3445), S2015 [9AP]

Goldman Environmental Foundation: tribute to Goldman Environmental Prize recipients, S2640 [14MY]

Kagame, Paul: tribute to leadership and efforts by Rwandan President to rebuild economy and infrastructure, S454–S458 [23JA]

Liberia: adjust immigration status of certain nationals (S. 2275), S24 [3JA], S1753–S1755 [15MR]

Presidential appointments: nominations considered and confirmed en bloc, S4720 [28JN]

Rwanda: removal of treatment as terrorist organizations of Rwandan Patriotic Front and Rwandan Patriotic Army for purposes of immigration, S3968 [18JN]

South Sudan: appoint special envoy, develop strategy to incentivize Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) members to end conflict, improve coordination with allies on foreign aid, and pursue U.N. sanctions, S4839 [9JY]

——— call for release of Peter B. Ajak, S5825 [22AU]

——— human rights violations, S5825 [22AU]

Tanzania: condemn harassment of opposing political figures, support freedoms of speech and assembly, and reinstate refugee program, S4365–S4367 [25JN]

Trump, President: characterization of alleged disparaging remarks relative to countries of origin of certain immigrants, S174 [16JA], S218 [17JA]

World Malaria Day: support goals and ideals (S. Res. 489), S2498 [26AP]

Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act: amend (S. 2779), S5319 [25JY]

Reports filed

African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act (AGOA and MCA) Modernization Act: Committee on Foreign Affairs (House) (H.R. 3445) (H. Rept. 115–484), H1 [3JA]

Call for the Holding of Credible Elections and International Electoral Assistance and Deter Further Electoral Slippage and Abuse of Citizens in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 386), S2923 [24MY]

Repeal Certain SEC Disclosure Requirements Relative to Conflict Minerals: Committee on Financial Services (House) (H.R. 4248) (H. Rept. 115–570), H1220 [20FE]

Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act Amendment: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2779), S4731 [28JN]

Texts of

H. Res. 128, support respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia, H3069 [10AP]

H. Res. 644, condemn slave auctions of migrants and refugees in Libya, call for investigation and prosecution of those involved, and provide assistance to respond to migrant and refugee situation, H6017 [10JY]

H.R. 3445, African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act (AGOA and MCA) Modernization Act, H430–H432 [17JA]

H.R. 4819, Defending Economic Livelihoods and Threatened Animals (DELTA) Act, H6312 [17JY]

S. 2779, Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act amendments, S5320 [25JY], H7670 [25JY]

S. Res. 386, call for the holding of credible elections and international electoral assistance and use appropriate means to deter further electoral slippage and abuse of citizens in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, S584 [30JA]

S. Res. 386, call for the holding of credible elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and international electoral assistance and use appropriate means to deter further electoral slippage and abuse of citizens, S4968 [16JY]

S. Res. 460, condemn Boko Haram (terrorist organization), call for release of captives, commend bravery of survivors, support efforts to address needs of girls and women impacted by extremism, and provide humanitarian assistance, S2125 [12AP]

S. Res. 489, support goals and ideals of World Malaria Day, S2492 [26AP]

S. Res. 616, condemn extrajudicial killings and violence by security forces, secure human rights and freedoms of the press and assembly, reform electoral process, respect judicial independence, and support democracy in Kenya, S5934 [23AU]