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Partners bolster Africa’s fight against COVID-19 and poverty

U.S. and European partners are investing $80 billion in development financing to help Africa's economic recovery from COVID-19.
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U.S. to expand vaccine production by 1 billion doses

The world will have access to an additional 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines starting next year thanks to a White House initiative.
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Bringing fast, affordable internet to Africa

U.S. investment is expanding internet access in Africa. Learn about projects that are empowering users and spurring economic growth.
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Persecuted at home, Uyghurs sustain their culture abroad

Uyghurs are thriving in Europe, building a community abroad, while China's government cracks down on Uyghur culture in Xinjiang.
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U.S. seeks to speed global COVID-19 vaccination campaign

The U.S. convened a COVID-19 ministerial to work with international partners to ensure everyone has the vaccinations they need.
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Pursuing a path to democracy in Burma

A year after democratic elections in Burma, the U.S. is urging the country's military to end the violence and release the unjustly detained.
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Expanding COVID-19 vaccine production in Africa

A U.S. producer plans to build a COVID-19 vaccine production facility in Africa. Learn other ways the U.S. supports vaccinations in Africa.
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In Ethiopia, U.S. provides aid and pushes for peace

The United States is providing humanitarian aid to Ethiopia while taking steps to punish those responsible for violence in the country.
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Belgian researcher: Science must not support oppression

A Belgian professor is urging fellow researchers not to rely on studies that use data taken without consent from ethnic minorities in China.