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Don’t get caught in China’s Belt and Road debt trap [video]

As China promotes its Belt and Road Initiative, countries should look at the record of predatory lending, opaque deals and erosion of sovereignty.
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Creative ways to prevent malaria in Zimbabwe

A U.S.-backed project helped the Chapoto community in Zimbabwe create an audiobook that teaches malaria prevention and treatment in their own language.
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Pompeo in Cúcuta: ‘Mr. Maduro, open these bridges’

Secretary Pompeo’s stop in Cúcuta, Colombia, a major transit point for Venezuelans fleeing the crisis at home, caps a tour of four South American countries.
An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
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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.
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U.S. ‘ready to assist’ Iranian flood victims

The regime blames outside entities when, in fact, it is their mismanagement that has led to this disaster, Secretary of State Pompeo says.
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5 ways the U.S. is responding to Cyclone Idai

Learn how the U.S. is helping Mozambique recover from Tropical Cyclone Idai ,  the worst natural disaster to hit southern Africa in two decades.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept./Michael Gross)

Pompeo reasserts ban on funding abortions with U.S. dollars

In a March 26 announcement, Secretary Pompeo says U.S. foreign aid agreements will explicitly prohibit the use of funds for abortion-related advocacy.
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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.