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Celebrating Democracy

OPINION EDITORIAL by Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker Each September 15, the international community celebrates the International Day of Democracy, that marvelous form of government where the population, generally through elected representatives, chooses how to govern itself.  In the United States, we say that the government is of the people, by the people, for the people.  ...
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Special Envoy Pham Visits Niger

Ambassador Whitaker hosted Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. Peter Pham in Niger September 12-16, 2020.   Dr. Pham’s meetings focused on ways the United States can work with partners to prevent and address allegations of human rights violations in the Sahel, strengthen civic space, and discuss preparations for upcoming elections. Nigerien President Issoufou received ...
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