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Africa’s future leaders head home

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa’s 49 countries are returning home with clearer visions, revived purpose, and stronger networks after a summer as Mandela Washington Fellows.
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Greenhouses of hope

Learn how an Albanian farmer got a second chance after the fall of communism through a USAID grant that helped him and other farmers increase production.
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U.S. assists flood victims after Laos dam collapse

The U.S. is working with the United Nations Children's Fund in Laos to provide flood victims in Attapeu Province with access to clean water and basic hygiene supplies.
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Pompeo outlines U.S. vision for free, open Indo-Pacific

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a free and open Indo-Pacific is vital to prosperity in the region and international peace efforts, and U.S. businesses have an important role to play.
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Southeast Asian shoppers crave high-quality U.S. products

A recent U.S.-led agricultural trade mission to Jakarta connected U.S. food product company representatives and state government leaders with regional importers.
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U.S. ‘entrepreneurial boot camp’ helps startups

Alumni from an innovative U.S.-backed business program for the Mideast and North Africa return to the U.S. to share their accomplishments.
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African women entrepreneurs think big and share dreams

In many places, women shoulder much of the work and reap few of the profits while bearing most family responsibilities. The African Women's Entrepreneurship Program is changing that.
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This Iranian airline spreads violence and terror

Mahan Air has transported weapons and fighters to support the Iranian government's proxy wars in the Middle East. The nuclear deal didn't change their behavior one bit.
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Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

According to a recent report from Harvard University scholars, more than a dozen countries in the Indo-Pacific region have become vulnerable to "debt-trap diplomacy."