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The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
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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. ‘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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A $1 million prize for making smartphones possible

The computer industry shrugged when two engineering professors said they'd found a simpler way to make chips. But today 99 percent of smartphones and devices use their method, and they're $1 million richer.
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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.
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A home for halal products in U.S. frozen foods aisles

A socially responsible halal food company launched by a Pakistani-born Muslim American has found success in the frozen food aisles of American supermarkets.
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This Asian-American tech entrepreneur tried harder

Asian-American entrepreneur David Lam quit academia and found success in Silicon Valley, where the culture tolerates failure and rewards good ideas. Trying harder helps too.