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YAATRA Ventures LLC Signs Export Deal with Uganda

Story: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 05/03/2018 04:36 PM EDT   U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross congratulates YAATRA Ventures, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based manager of investment capital with a specific expertise in Africa, on its recently announced $2.85 billion Project Framework Agreement with the government of Uganda. The YAATRA Ventures-led Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium, […]

MCC Signs Cote d’Ivoire Compact

MCC Acting CEO Jonathan Nash, left, and Côte d’Ivoire Minister of Economy and Finance Adama Koné, right, sign the Côte d’Ivoire Compact with Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Stephanie Sullivan and Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.   Picture: Steve […]

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  Picture & Story: DC MOAA Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Grants Awarded to Eight Organizations Serving the District’s African Community (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Bowser and the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs awarded a combined $95,000 in grant funding to eight community-based organizations that provide critical services to Washington, DC’s African community. Grants were […]

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Nigerian Firm Among Winners of US State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence

Press Releases: Winners for the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence 12/08/2016 11:17 AM EST Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce the six winners for the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for […]

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President Obama Issues Executive Order on Power Africa

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2016 Below is the text of an Executive Order on Advancing the Goals of the Power Africa Initiative to Expand Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa Through the Establishment of the President’s Power Africa Working Group. ### Executive Order Advancing the Goals […]

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MCC and the Republic of Niger Celebrate Compact

MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde, right, and Kristin Penn, at rear, join President of Niger H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou and his wife, Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou, at the compact celebration. Photo & story credit: MCC On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, MCC and the Republic of Niger celebrated the Niger Sustainable Water and Agriculture […]

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President Obama Addresses U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Photo: VOA THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 21, 2016 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT U.S.-AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM Plaza Hotel New York, New York 11:26 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good morning, everybody! Let me begin by thanking Mayor Bloomberg — not just for the introduction but for the […]

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Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Delivers Opening Remarks at U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Photo: Penny Pritzker | Twitter U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Delivers Opening Remarks at U.S.-Africa Business Forum 09/21/2016 10:10 AM EDT Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker opened the second U.S.-Africa Business Forum alongside her co-host for the event, the Honorable Michael Bloomberg. Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor […]

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Fact Sheet: U.S.-East African Heads of State and CEO Roundtable

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum’s East Africa Heads of State Roundtable Photo: Department of Commerce On September 20th, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker chaired a roundtable with East African Heads of State and CEOs focused on advancing regional economic integration and opportunities in the travel and tourism, agribusiness […]

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Fact Sheet: U.S.-Africa Cooperation on Trade and Investment Under the Obama Administration

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2016 Fact Sheet: U.S.-Africa Cooperation on Trade and Investment Under the Obama Administration Africa’s immense economic potential, increasing integration into global markets, expanding infrastructure, and demographic boom provide a remarkable opportunity to enhance U.S. trade and investment ties across the continent. African […]

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