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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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Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC June 20, 2013 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that 27 TechGirls from eight Middle Eastern countries and the Palestinian Territories will arrive in Washington DC on June 25 for a three-week exchange. TechGirls provides girls from the Middle […]

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Source: US Department of State June 2013 About The International Visitor Leadership Program The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with […]

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Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art Washington, DC May 17, 2013 Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C., will lead a delegation to Abuja and Lagos Nigeria May 20-29. The purpose of her visit is to raise awareness for a new exhibition “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to […]

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