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The Story of Juneteenth

157 years ago today, a major general of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation – and free the last enslaved Americans in the United States from bondage.  That was two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all enslaved people in the United ...
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The Ambassador’s Speech to the Mauritania-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship Group

Honorable President of the Mauritanian American Parliamentary Friendship Group, Lalla MBareck; Representatives and Members of the Group; journalists; Ladies and Gentlemen: This year we celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Brotherhood and Friendship between our two countries, which was signed in 1970. We all hope that this relationship will develop ...
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Ambassador Kierscht thanks graduates, mentors and the many supporters of the Field Epidemiology Training Program at the graduation ceremony of the thi

Honorable Minister of Health, Madam Representative of the World Health Organization, Mr. Representative of UNICEF, Ladies and Gentlemen, Representatives of Technical and Financial Partners, Mr. Representative of AFENET, Ladies and Gentlemen Mentors and Supervisors, Ladies and Gentlemen Members of the Third Cohort, All present, It is always a great pleasure for me to celebrate our ...
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