May 5, 2020

Kathryn Edwards, Public Affairs Officer,



MEDIA ADVISORY | May 6, 2020 Telephonic Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response with Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs 


Please join us on Wednesday,  May 6, 2020,  for a telephonic press briefing with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, on the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and coordination efforts with national governments on the continent.


Speaker:            Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs 

Date:                 Wednesday,  May 6, 2020

Time:                12:30 PM (Banjul) 

Languages:       English

Ground rules:    ON THE RECORD

Dial-in Info:      To be provided upon RSVP

RSVP:              Please RSVP via Eventbrite

Twitter:             Join the conversation at #AFHubPress for the call and follow us on @AfricaMediaHub and @AsstSecStateAF.


  • Callers should dial in to the conference call at least 10 minutes early.  The operator will ask for your name, press affiliation, and location.
  • Speaker will give brief opening remarks, and then the moderator will open the floor to questions.
  • Participants will be instructed to press “1”, then “0”, on their phones to enter the question and answer queue.  You may also submit questions in advance via email to [email protected] .
  • If you experience technical difficulties during the call, you may email [email protected] to alert the moderator.


Tibor P. Nagy 

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

U.S Department of State

Ambassador Nagy, a retired career Foreign Service Officer, spent 32 years in government service, including over 20 years in assignments across Africa.  He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia (1999-2002), United States Ambassador to Guinea (1996-1999) as well as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria (1993-1995), Cameroon (1990-1993), and Togo (1987-1990).  Previous assignments include Zambia, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, and Washington, DC.

Ambassador Nagy has received numerous awards from the U.S. Department of State in recognition of his service, including commendations for helping prevent famine in Ethiopia; supporting the evacuation of Americans from Sierra Leone during a violent insurrection; supporting efforts to end the Ethiopian-Eritrean War; and managing the United States Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria during political and economic crises.

Ambassador Nagy’s full bio can be found here. 

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