$1 billion in U.S. emergency food security aid rushed to Africa

The U.S. government has provided nearly $1 billion in emergency food security assistance to countries in Africa suffering from extreme hunger and malnutrition. That is part of the $2.76 billion in U.S. funding that President Biden announced in June to address global food insecurity. The remaining funds are expected to be provided by year’s end to countries ... Read More»

Bringing fast, affordable internet to Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased people’s reliance on the internet. In part of the world, school and doctor’s visits moved online, businesses shifted to telework and friends and family met virtually. Yet in Africa, only one-fifth of the population, 22%, has internet access, says the World Bank. That leaves 700 million people not connected. U.S. government ... Read More»

Meet 4 education ‘changemakers’ in Africa

That’s why the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Trevor Noah Foundation teamed up to fund Education Changemakers. The program is implemented by the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa. Meet four Changemakers alumni. Each in their own way seeks to improve education in communities across the African continent. Their creative ... Read More»

Africa Day: U.S. partnerships with African nations endure

The United States is a strong partner with African nations, supporting public health and economic growth across the continent. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Akunna Cook told an Africa Day celebration May 25 that the Biden administration is committed to advancing America’s long-standing partnerships with African nations. “We believe in the nations of ... Read More»
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