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Ambassador André Interview with Alakhbar.info

Part I Since your arrival in Mauritania you had several meetings both formal and informal, visits and tours, we can say that you achieved in four months, more than what some diplomats did during their entire term in Mauritania, what is the secret of these moves that some time, went over the diplomatic restrictions? My ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Larry E. André: History of Slavery and its Vestiges in the United States

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1776 in our Declaration of Independence from Britain, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Jefferson’s philosophical commitment to human equality, unfortunately, did ...
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Press Release (April 6, 2015)

The United States welcomes recent steps to implement the Roadmap for the Eradication of the Vestiges of Slavery, including the Ulema’s fatwa issued March 30 and the Cabinet’s proposed amendments to the law on slavery issued April 2. We await the decision on the appeal of the legal proceedings against Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, ...
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Op-Ed by President Obama: Our Fight against Violent Extremism

The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We’ve decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large­scale attack like 9/11. At the same time, the threat has evolved. The al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen actively plots against us. Since 9/11, terrorists have murdered U.S. citizens overseas, including ...
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