The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Regional Affairs

Regional affairs

See also Foreign Embassies, U.S. Ambassadors, and Country Desk Offices (Appendix).


For North Africa, see Near East and South Asia.


Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Africa, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., 20523-4801; (202) 712-0500. Ramsey Day, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator.


Advises the USAID administrator on U.S. policy toward developing countries in Africa.

Bureau of African Affairs (State Dept.), 2201 C St. N.W., #6234A, 20520-3430; (202) 647-2530. Fax, (202) 647-6301. Tibor P. Nagy Jr., Assistant Secretary.

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Advises the secretary on U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa. Directors, assigned to different regions in Africa, aid the assistant secretary.

Bureau of African Affairs (State Dept.), Central African Affairs, 2201 C St. N.W., #4244, 20520-2902; (202) 663-6491. Fax, (202) 647-1726. Melanie H. Higgins, Director.


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