ConGen Lagos sponsors workshop for regional journalists

Public Affairs Officer Stephen Ibelli (seated, 3rd from left) met with a group of journalists during a two-day regional investigative healthcare reporting workshop in the Enugu State, June 23. The workshop encouraged more robust...
A musician plays Taps on his bugle while Ambassador Kenneth Merten (left) and Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR) President James Dandridge II (second from left) lay a wreath at the DACOR memorial monument, May 31. Photo by Jenifer Morris

Foreign Affairs leaders honor Department employees’ sacrifices

By Tom Brannan On the last Monday in May, Americans observe Memorial Day, honoring members of the U.S. military who have died in service of their country. On that same day at a small cemetery...
An aerial view of Wuhan at night. Photo by Hrui

Wuhan

By Jeffrey Lakshas and Christopher Green Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and home to 12 million people, is located in China’s heartland. Sometimes called the “Chicago of China” for its similar geographic location and role as a center of manufacturing, transportation, and higher education, Wuhan, in some ways, more closely...
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman (third from right), Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (far right), and glifaa President Jeff Anderson (second from right) help raise the Progress flag at the Department of State’s Harry S. Truman Building, June 25. Photo by James Pan

EAG celebrates Pride Month

By Hammad B. Hammad During June, the employee affinity group (EAG) glifaa—LGBTQI+ Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies—commemorated Pride Month by collaborating with leaders, bureaus, and other EAGs, bringing awareness and standing strong for LGBTQI+ issues...

Program in Somalia expands education access

Embassy Mogadishu recently highlighted USAID Somalia’s Bar ama Baro (Teach or Learn) program working on expanding access to education for Somali children who were not previously in the classroom. Program staff started by assessing...

Embassy San Salvador presents donated school supplies

Embassy San Salvador’s Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes led a ceremony with U.S. Army Col. Brian Blackstone. They presented 1,150 school supply kits valued at $26,000 for elementary school children from Centros Escolares in Caluco,...

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