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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.
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Smithsonian stamp shows African-American history is American history

A new stamp honors the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It's the first time a Smithsonian museum is on a U.S. postage stamp.
Woman in safety suit spraying inside of a house (© Jessica Scranton/AIRS)

U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative will expand its malaria prevention programs into four new countries in West and Central Africa.
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World Food Prize laureate scores gains for African farmers

From humble roots, former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina boosted crops and farmers' incomes. Now he's won the prestigious World Food Prize.
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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.
People smiling while seated (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

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.