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A woman and two men standing near a poster for charcoal and holding bags of charcoal (BrightGreen Renewable Energy)

African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.
Rex Tillerson and Moussa Faki seated at table (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

Tillerson praises African Union for boosting security

The U.S. is grateful for the African Union’s role in seeking solutions "to help this continent move towards greater stability," Secretary of State Tillerson said on the first leg of his trip to Africa.
Soldiers marching (AMISOM)

The U.S. helps Africans protect their own communities

Some of the world’s most dangerous places now have more regional peacekeepers in place thanks to the close relationship between the U.S. and the African Union.
Globe showing continent of Africa (© incamerastock/Alamy)

Tillerson: ‘Africa is the future’

On the eve of his first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out a new framework for U.S.-Africa relations.
Hands weaving basket (© AP Images)

In photos: U.S.-Africa business partnerships flourish

Check out these U.S.-Africa business partnerships that have helped to increase trade between the U.S. and Africa by $10 billion since 2000.
Woman in headdress and embroidered blouse placing candles in a candelabra (© AP Images)

Americans celebrate their African heritage during Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a seven-day event in the U.S. based on African festivals and celebrated through music and dance from December 26 through January 1.
African woman's hands weaving yellow basket (Shutterstock)

Oregon company gives creative outlet to East African artisans

Swahili African Modern, a U.S. business that sells handmade African home décor, is on a mission to find more suppliers in Africa. A U.S. program is helping.
Mural showing city with people and red ribbon running through it (© AP Images)

Talking down the HIV/AIDS stigma in sub-Saharan Africa

Overcoming stigma around HIV/AIDS is an essential step toward controlling the epidemic. A doctor from Botswana hosts panels on taboo topics to help.
Rex Tillerson speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)

Tillerson to African leaders: ‘It is imperative that we work together’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought together 38 African foreign ministers to promote trade, governance and security.