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Bureau of African Affairs

Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa


Our Mission

The Special Envoy is closely involved with the implementation of U.S. policy on the cross-border security, political, economic and social issues arising in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Through regular contact with regional leaders and collaboration with representatives of partner nations and organizations, the Special Envoy engages actively in support of democracy and long-term peace and stability in the region.

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future