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February 12, 2014

A U.S.-African Union

Every year, heads of state and cabinet officials from across Africa gather in Addis Ababa to meet with political, civil… more
February 6, 2014

U.S. Embassy Kigali Connects Rwandan Girls to STEM

“You represent some of the brightest minds that are aiming at the brightest stars in the sky. Success in the… more
January 16, 2014

Progress in Countering the Lord's Resistance Army

A Central African was fishing on a riverbank last month when a group of 19 men, women, and children emerged… more
December 30, 2013

Highlighting the U.S.-Ghana Partnership

As we look forward to ringing in the New Year, I find myself marveling at all that has been accomplished… more
December 27, 2013

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders in Southern Africa

Over the course of a week, Louise Mandumbwa and Felistus Ndlovu spent many hours together, from tracking warthog tracks to… more
December 23, 2013

Observing Elections in Mozambique

Mozambique may not be the world’s youngest democracy, but its first experience with elections wasn’t until 1994. Since then, the… more
December 21, 2013

'The Long Walk Home'

"We lived in a less grand style in Qunu, but it was in that village near Umtata that I spent… more
December 19, 2013

Preparing African Youth for 21st Century Jobs

Last week, as part of a global “Hour of Code” challenge held in honor of Computer Science Education Week, millions… more
December 12, 2013

Assisting Africa in its Efforts to Connect its People

In July, I joined a team of Americans an official trip to South Africa for ICANN47. It happened to fall… more