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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 28, 2014 Twenty-nine women entrepreneurs from 26 African countries arrive in the United States this week to explore ways to expand their businesses and generate prosperity in their communities. The women in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has generated […]

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Youth Soccer Coaches from North Africa Visit United States Ahead of the World Cup

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC June 2, 2014 As the world’s attention shifts to the soccer pitch with the June 12 kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the State Department will welcome to the United States 16 youth soccer coaches from around the Middle East on a multi-nation Sports Visitors […]

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U.S. Asst. Sec. for Educational & Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan Travels to Uganda and Rwanda

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC January 31, 2014 Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will travel to Kampala, Uganda February 2-3, and Kigali, Rwanda February 4-5. While in Uganda she will sign an entrepreneurship grant in support of President Obama’s Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI), a signature effort […]

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LIONS@FRICA Partnership: Teaching Coding Skills to Africa’s Youth

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 13, 2013 In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, the U.S. Department of State’s Global Partnership Initiative together with CoderDojo and the LIONS@FRICA partnership, launched a new initiative today called afriCoderDojo to teach youth in Africa 21stcentury computer technology skills. afriCoderDojo is a pan-African effort […]

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Young Women From 4 African Countries Participate In 2013 NeXXt Scholars Program

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 5, 2013 The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary (E/STAS) is proud to report that participation in the NeXXt Scholars Program has more than doubled as it begins the second year. In its inaugural year, 24 women—12 […]

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DC Mayor Vincent Gray Addresses Ethiopian Orthodox Church Congregation

Courtesy, Mayor’s Office of African Affairs Washington, DC November 2013 Mayor highlights administration’s accomplishments and announces new sister city agreement between DC and Addis Ababa. On Sunday, November 3, 2013, Mayor Vincent C. Gray offered remarks at the Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Church to convey his administration’s ongoing effort to engage and improve […]

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2014 Scholarships for American High School Students to Study In Africa

Department of State Washington, DC November 13, 2013 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors many programs that are now accepting applications for scholarships that provide American high school students the opportunity to study abroad. These exchange programs prepare American young people to live, work, and succeed in a global […]

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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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