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African Entrepreneurs Participate In State Department Program To Explore U.S. Business Practices

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC September 16, 2013 Entrepreneurs and business leaders from 29 countries will travel to the United States from September 14 through October 5 as participants in “A New Beginning” exchange, a special initiative of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Established in response to President […]

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Unveiling of Nelson Mandela Statue in Washington, DC

TransAfrica Forum and the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will unveil a new statue honoring former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela on Saturday September 21, 2013 at the South African Embassy in Washington, DC. Following the ceremony, South African Ambassador, Ebrahim Rasool will host a picnic at the statue. The ceremony starts […]

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4th Annual DC African Heritage Celebration

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and his Office on African Affairs (OAA) are pleased to invite you to the 4TH ANNUAL DC AFRICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION in honor of the District’s proclamation of September as African Heritage Month, and the worldwide observance of the 50th Anniversary of the African Union. In honor of these two historic milestones, […]

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Emerging Women Leaders From 5 African Countries Participate In U.S. State Dept. & espnW 2013 Global Sports Mentoring Program

Media Note Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 4, 2013 The U.S. Department of State and espnW are proud to announce this year’s mentor organizations and international emerging leaders participating in the 2013 Global Sports Mentoring Program. Now in its second year, this program supports the United States global commitment […]

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D.C. Mayor Gray Proclaims September As African Heritage Month

Mayor Gray and OAA invite District residents to the 4th Annual African Heritage Celebration: A Tribute to Past & Present Leaders in the African Community to be held on September 30 at the Howard Theatre. For the first time last year, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, proclaimed September as “African Heritage Month” in the District of […]

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Lead Nigeria to Host 4th Annual Leadership Summit in New York

From August 16-17, 2013, LEAD Nigeria will host the 4th Annual Nigerian Leadership Summit at the Hotel Pennsylvania, downtown New York. Guided by the theme: “Developing a Roadmap for Engaging the Nigerian Diaspora in Development”, the summit will provide an opportunity for Nigerians in the Diaspora especially the youth to extensively discuss and equip themselves […]

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U.S. State Department Sends Sports Envoys To Empower Youth In Angola

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC August 5, 2013 The U.S. Department of State announced today an upcoming sports envoy program to empower youth in Luanda, Angola. In partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), Ticha Penicheiro and Cedric Ceballos, will travel to Luanda to […]

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African Women’s Entrepreneurship Exchange Promotes Business Growth

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 22, 2013 Thirty women entrepreneurs from 27 African countries arrive in the United States this week to look at ways to grow their small and medium businesses. The U.S. Government is committed to empowering women and supporting entrepreneurship to spur economic growth around the world. […]

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Two African Museums Among U.S. State Department’s 2013 Museums Connect Cultural Exchange Awardees

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 10, 2013 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums, announces today the selection of 11 new projects as part of the Museums Connect program. Museums Connect links U.S. communities with communities around the […]

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Official White House Photo THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2013 Today in front of an audience of more than 600 dynamic young leaders from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda, President Obama announced the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of the President’s […]

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