US returns $1.5 million in forfeitures to family of former president of Taiwan

Washington, DC - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Department of Justice announced yesterday that the U.S. is returning approximately $1.5 million to Taiwan, the proceeds of the sale of a forfeited New York condominium and a Virginia residence that the U.S. alleged in its complaint were purchased with the proceeds of bribes paid to the family of Taiwan’s former President Chen Shui-Bian.

South Sudan: Outbreak of Fighting in Juba

Washington, DC - The United States expresses grave concern with the outbreak of fighting in Juba on July 7 and 8. We urge all parties in the Transitional Government of National Unity to take immediate steps to reduce tensions. We call on the leaders of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movements in government and in opposition to immediately direct their forces to disengage and cease fighting. We welcome the joint public message by President Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President Riek Machar Teny, and Vice President James Wani Igga calling for calm.

Department of State, UVA Darden School, and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2016 P3 Impact Award

Washington, DC - The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, and Concordia today announced the finalists for the 2016 P3 Impact Award, which recognizes model public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world.

Special Envoy Thomas Perriello Travel to Republic of Congo, Tanzania, France, Egypt, Angola

Washington, DC - U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Thomas Perriello will travel to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo; Arusha, Tanzania; Paris, France; Cairo, Egypt; and Luanda, Angola July 9 to 23.

CDC Awards $30 Million to 23 state injury and violence prevention programs

Washington, DC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today it will award $30 million to 23 state health departments over the next five years as part of the Core State Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core SVIPP).