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People in uniform building frame around water tank (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris/U.S. Navy)

Partnership prepares Pacific nations for natural disasters

Technical experts from 11 countries led by the U.S. Navy will provide disaster response training and humanitarian aid during Pacific Partnership 2019.
Juan Guaidó with raised thumb, surrounded by supporters (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Guaidó gives Venezuelans 75 days of hope [infographic]

Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaidó has delivered tangible results in his first 75 days serving the people suffering under Maduro's regime.
Smiling woman ringing the NYSE bell, surrounded by other smiling people (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

New York Stock Exchange welcomes Africa’s first ‘unicorn’

Jumia, the "Alibaba of Africa," draws eyes toward Africa as the first publicly traded tech startup from the continent on the NYSE
Illustration of a Chinese dragon snaking its way through a university building (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Do Confucius Institutes threaten academic freedom?

Academics and policymakers say the Chinese Communist Party exports censorship to universities in other countries through its cultural centers.
A woman searching for mines in grass (MAG)

Clearing of bombs makes way for new beginnings

The Department of State releases its annual report on mine removal activities from Iraq to Southeast Asia to coincide with Mine Awareness Day on April 4.
Aerial view of island that has energy grid (Courtesy of NantEnergy)

The future of battery technology is in the air

Batteries from the U.S. that rely on zinc and air may be the future of renewable energy. Eight countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas are using them.
Open area workspace (IBM Research-Africa)

Technology links U.S. and South African businesses

The IBM Innovation Hub in Johannesburg serves as an example of the growing ties between the United States and South Africa.
Young woman smiling in front of DREAMS sign (© Francesco Rossi/Pivion/Johnson & Johnson)

At Zola Health Clinic, ‘DREAMS’ of an end to HIV/AIDS

Top U.S. officials visit a South African clinic to see how DREAMS and other PEPFAR programs that focus on prevention can help end AIDS by 2030.
Patrons using sign language in bar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Sign-language-friendly businesses take off

A growing number of deaf-friendly and signing-first businesses — which use sign language as their primary form of communication — are opening in the U.S.