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Africa: A place of trusted friends and partners [video]

The U.S. remains steadfast in its commitment to Africa, a top State Department official said, laying out four important themes that will guide U.S. policy.
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Wanted: African leaders for a 6-week fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is looking for up to 700 African leaders for a six-week academic and networking opportunity in the United States.
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New U.S. coin to celebrate African-American airmen

African-American airmen’s contributions to World War II will be immortalized on a new U.S. coin to be released in 2021.
Woman leaning over table flanked by two people (D.A. Peterson/Dept. of State)

Enterprising African businesswomen make their mark

From designing gowns and luxury handbags to producing healthier rice and making adorable dolls, enterprising African women help communities prosper.
African women standing in a pit (Alaffia)

Creating jobs in Africa and the U.S. with the help of...

A company based in Washington state has helped to put traditional African beauty products like shea butter on the shelves of major American retailers.
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For small farmers in East Africa, a new tool for getting...

A new digital platform called 2KUZE is set to revolutionize how farmers get their goods to market in East Africa and make more money for them.
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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.
President Trump posing with African leaders (© AP Images)

In their own words: The U.S.-Africa trade relationship

Check out what President Trump and other top officials are saying about U.S.-Africa trade.
Scimitar-horned oryx in Chad (© Environment Agency–Abu Dhabi)

Rare antelopes return to Africa

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate a success story and learn about the reintroduction of the oryx to the wild.