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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 20, 2013 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of Apps4Africa 2012: Business Challenge, an Africa-wide competition to develop sustainable technology-based solutions to youth unemployment. Selected from nearly 300 applications from 27 countries by an international panel of judges, the winning teams […]

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Picture Courtesy of Ella Baker Center THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary February 1, 2013 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On December 1, 1955, our Nation was forever transformed when an African-American seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat on a city bus to […]

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~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963 March on Washington Photo Courtesy The Capital View THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 31, 2013 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2013 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In America, we share a dream that lies at the heart […]

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Photo by U.S. Department of State Friday, January 25, 2013 Washington, D.C. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and guest of honor former Secretary of State James A. Baker; III hosted the launch of the United States Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Diplomacy Center (USDC), a new state-of-the-art museum and […]

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(Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert) Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21, 2013 President Barack H. Obama this morning took the oath of office in a public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol before an estimated one million people, to mark the beginning of his second, four-year term. The first African-American President placed […]

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File Photo Presidential Proclamation Makes South Sudan Eligible to Receive Benefits, Addresses Eligibility of Other Countries under AGOA and GSP Washington, D.C. — United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk commented today on important changes to two of the United States’ key trade preference programs – the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Generalized […]

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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 18, 2012 Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Cynthia Akuetteh today announced the appointment of the next facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). Matthew Cassetta, […]

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Photo courtesy of thce.co.za Story courtesy of cnn.com Kliptown, South Africa (CNN) — Brian Munyai has spent nearly all of his 22 years living in a small metal shack that has never had electricity or running water. He shares a pit latrine with his neighbors. He bathes in a bucket with water drawn from the […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -November 28, 2011 – Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Rt. Hon Tony Blair, founder of the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), issued the following statement on the upcoming high level development forum in Busan, Korea. “We are optimists about Africa. Today, Africa offers opportunities one could […]

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