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Office of the Spokesperson Departmentof State Washington, DC June 11, 2013 The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in association with the United States Government, will host the 2013 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum also known as the AGOA Forum, on August 12-13, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of […]

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Story & Picture Courtesy: Africa Update, June 2013 Issue Office of Representative Karen Bass, Ranking Member Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Affairs & Human Rights Born on July 18, 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected President after serving 27 years in prison. From his time as a founder of the […]

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Courtesy: Africa Update, June 2013 Issue Office of Representative Karen Bass, Ranking Member Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Affairs & Human Rights In late May, the White House announced that President Obama will travel to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time since July 2009. It was announced the President and first family would visit […]

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Photo (c) AMIP News Annapolis, Maryland State House Friday June 7, 2013 By Frederick Nnoma-Addison Maryland and Ondo State, (South Western Nigeria) today signed an MOU to become Sister-States under the Maryland Sister-States Program. Governor Martin O’Malley (Maryland) and Governor Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) signed the agreement on behalf of their respective states at approximately 8:50am […]

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Photo courtesy of www.sulabhenvis.nic.in Department of State Washington, DC June 5, 2013 On World Environment Day, the United States proudly joins the community of nations in recognizing that the protection and sustainable use of our planet’s natural resources is fundamental to creating a safe, secure world for future generations. Perhaps most urgently, we are reminded […]

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Photo courtesy of State Department Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC June 3, 2013 The U.S. Department of State has selected Minata Kone of Burkina Faso as June’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. Throughout June, Kone’s inspiring leadership as a female West African entrepreneur will be recognized on the International […]

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Photo courtesy of www.gethealthyharlem.org Office of The Press Secretary The White House May 31, 2013 Below is a Proclamation signed by the President today regarding African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2013. 2013africanamermusic.prc.rel

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State Department Photo Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May 25, 2013 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Good evening, everybody. The last thing anybody needs is a long speech after a long (inaudible) middle of dinner. So let me just say very, very quickly I want to thank (inaudible) Dlamini Zuma. I thank her for her stewardship […]

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray has proclaimed Saturday, May 25th 2013 as “Africa Day” in the District of Columbia. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of African Liberation Day, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) will partner with the Muslim Society of Washington, DC to host an informational workshop titled, Health Literacy […]

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Photo courtesy of aaun.edu.au Remarks by Reuben Brigety Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Washington Hilton Washington, DC May 23, 2013 Thank you for that kind introduction. Ambassador Mombuli, Ambassador Baali, Ambassador Odembo, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, and all protocol observed, good evening. It is a distinct honor to be here with you this […]

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