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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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Photo courtesy of www.unesco.org Department of State Washington, DC April 29, 2013 April 30, 2013 marks the second annual International Jazz Day. This year’s commemoration will feature a daylong series of jazz events and a major evening performance in Istanbul, Turkey, this year’s host city. Activities will feature jazz greats including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, […]

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The Detroit Lions selected BYU’s Ezekiel Ansah with the No. 5 overall pick. He poses for a photo with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Lions Hall of Famer Barry Sanders. (AP Photo) Story source: http://www.mlive.com Story By Anwar S. Richardson | arichar2@mlive.com Follow on Twitter ALLEN PARK — Ezekiel Ansah does not know much about […]

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Photo and story courtesy CNN Inside Africa From Adeline Chen and Errol Barnett, CNN It’s hard not to notice Aziz N’Diaye. Standing at seven feet tall, the starting center for the University of Washington’s basketball team is a dominant force in American college basketball. His towering height and physical power, coupled with his impressive shot-blocking […]

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State Department Photo Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC January 22, 2013 Today, with the arrival of 12 young female basketball players and two coaches from Senegal, the U.S. Department of State launched its first Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative program of the year. This initiative engages women and girls […]

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Photo and story courtesy of Face2faceafrica.com Nigerian afro pop and multiple award winning artiste, Dapo Oyebanji, popularly known as D’Banj, has signed on to global music powerhouse, Sony, in an exclusive ground-breaking pan-African strategic deal. The breakthrough deal includes a multi-album, worldwide exclusive contract with emerging Nigerian singer-songwriter Kayswitch, and a strategic partnership with D’Banj’s […]

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Photo courtesy of dumais.us Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC November 7, 2012 The U.S. Department of State announced that five youth basketball coaches from South Sudan will travel to Washington D.C. from November 8 – 20, as part of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Sports Visitors program. This […]

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