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Her mission is to connect the world

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, who's running for a leadership role in the International Telecommunication Union, is leading efforts to help people everywhere access the internet.
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3, 2, 1: Bangladesh is taking off

The launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite is helping the South Asian country reach new heights of prosperity.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

What do you think about ‘debt-trap diplomacy’?

Is your country at risk of "debt-trap diplomacy" — predatory loans that lock countries in a cycle of dependency?
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U.S. charges Iranians in massive international hacking scheme

Iranian hackers linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke into computer systems of more than 300 universities worldwide and stole valuable research, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

How U.S. aid avoids ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

Sometimes foreign loans and investment come with strings attached.
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Hands-on humanitarian Ken Isaacs delivers aid worldwide

For two decades, Ken Isaacs was a well driller. A month volunteering in Africa led him to a career switch to a charity delivering humanitarian aid worldwide. Now he is the U.S. choice to lead the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration.
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Millions escaping poverty in a strong global economy

The global poverty rate dropped to a record low in 2017, with poor countries enjoying faster growth than wealthy ones. More gains are on the horizon as the world vows to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
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U.S. companies help rebuild Iraq

Post-ISIS Iraq has embarked on rebuilding its battered economy and is looking abroad for private sector partners to tackle major reconstruction projects.
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From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.