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13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

31 Aug 2016 description

For many years, the Angolan town of Cuito Cuanavale was notorious for landmines, a tragic reminder of the country’s 40 years of conflict. But now, thanks in part to U.S. assistance, “Africa’s most mined town,” is making progress in addressing that deadly legacy of its history. Earlier this year, I visited to witness first-hand the life-changing demining work supported by the U.S. Department of State. 

03 Nov 2015 description

This MOP presents a detailed implementation plan to be implemented with FY 2016 funds in Angola. This document reviews the current status of malaria control policies and interventions, describes progress to date, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI.

12 Aug 2014 description

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

August 11, 2014

14 Jun 2012 description

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an additional contribution of $650,000 by the U.S. Government (USG) to support the International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2011-2012 Regional Voluntary Repatriation of Angolan Refugees program.

19 Aug 2011 description

Rwanda, with a population of 11 million, is a constitutional republic dominated by a strong presidency. In August voters elected President Paul Kagame to a second seven-year term with 93.1 percent of the vote.

07 Apr 2011 description

The Republic of the Congo, with a population of 3.7 million, is a parliamentary republic in which most of the decision-making authority and political power is vested in the president and his administration. Denis Sassou Nguesso was reelected president in a July 2009 election with 78 percent of the vote. The country has a multiparty political system although members of the president's Congolese Labor Party (PCT) occupy most senior government positions.

14 Dec 2010 description


Malaria prevention and control are major foreign assistance objectives of the U.S. Government (USG). In May 2009, President Barack Obama announced the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a six-year, comprehensive effort to reduce the burden of disease and promote healthy communities and families around the world.

14 Jun 2010 description

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC

09 Aug 2009 description

About the Author: David McKeeby is a Public Affairs Specialist in the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

When Secretary Clinton arrives in Angola as part of her 11-day trip to seven African nations, she will find a nation working to emerge from nearly 40 years of conflict.

Angola's wars have left behind a deadly legacy: abandoned landmines and unexploded munitions.

06 May 2008 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has approved more than $4.4 million in grants to thirty-two organizations to destroy conventional weapons, landmines, and explosive remnants of war, and to assist those who have been permanently injured by conflict.

25 Oct 2007 description

President's Malaria Initiative expands to eight more countries

By Jeffrey Thomas