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March 1, 2013

A Champion in the Fight Against Child Labor

We honored George Achibra with the U.S. Department of Labor's 2012 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor.… more
March 1, 2013

Youth Soccer Promotes Peace and Reconciliation in Kenya

Kenyans want to avoid the kind of violence that occurred after the 2007 elections. In Nairobi's Mathare slum, one of… more
January 29, 2013

U.S.-Africa Partnership: The Last Four Years and Beyond

After more than 40 years of experience in Africa -- and the ebbs and flows of hope and conflict --… more
January 25, 2013

In Malawi, the Future Belongs to the Organized

After an early morning departure from Tanzania, we arrived in the Malawian capital of Lilongwe in a steady rain. The… more
January 24, 2013

Smallholder Farmers Go Commercial in Tanzania

We spent a morning visiting a cassava multiplication project that the Government of Tanzania has undertaken in collaboration with the… more
January 23, 2013

Reporting on the U.S. Fight Against World Hunger

I was on my first media tour as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in… more
January 22, 2013

Ghanaians Observe President Obama's Inaugural Address

During the last year, as I joined Ambassador Gene Cretz to pay courtesy calls on Ghanaian government officials and politicians,… more
January 19, 2013

How To Build a 'Happy Memory' -- Volunteerism at Work in Zimbabwe

Americans of all ages, backgrounds and interests come to Zimbabwe. They come to see the rhinos, elephants, and Victoria Falls;… more