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A New Presidential Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

President Barack Obama meets with Ambassador Donald Booth, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2013. Photo credit: Pete Souza

Yesterday, President Obama appointed Ambassador Donald Booth as the new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. Read more >>

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From Addis Ababa: A Power[ful] Africa Message

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman (left) and USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast (center) discuss renewable energy technologies with Daniel Gizaw, CEO and President of dVentus Technologies during a visit to the company's facility in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo Credit: Daniel Mesfin, U.S. Embassy Ethiopia

Gizaw, an Ethiopian-American, is fascinating realization of the American Dream. A graduate of the University of Gdansk in Poland, Daniel was able to transfer to the University of Wisconsin and work on his PhD there.

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From the Field in Mozambique: Gorongosa Rebirth Gives Communities Another Chance at Life

A boy and his friends enjoy some fishing on the bank of Vinho River. Vinho village, in the “buffer zone,” has benefited from the park’s restoration with jobs, schooling and improved health services. Photo credit: Cristina Miranda USAID/Mozambique

After a 16-years of serving as the stage of a civil war that devastated Mozambique, today Gorongosa National Park is thriving. Read more >>

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The AGOA Forum: Promoting Sustainable Growth in Africa through Trade and Technology

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The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has transformed the way the U.S. and Africa interact on trade and economic issues. Read more >>

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New Mobile Clinics Take to the Road in Lesotho

Representatives from the Lesotho Ministry of Health, USAID, and EGPAF – including EGPAF COO Brad Kiley (in orange tie) – at a launch for two mobile clinics in Lesotho. Photo credit: EGPAF

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation teamed up with the Lesotho Ministry of Health to launch two mobile health care clinics. Read more >>

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Coordinated Efforts Needed to Combat Infant Mortality in Africa

Attendees at the session get a primer on the HBB program. Photo credit: Johnson & Johnson

To meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing infant mortality by two thirds before 2015, birth attendants in large numbers must acquire the basic skills and equipment to help newborns breathe.

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USAID in the News

Smallholder farmers with their harvest - sweet potatoes. Photo by Fintrac Inc.

A review of USAID’s top news highlights for week of July 22, 2013. Read more >>

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Study Highlights Way Forward for African Higher Education Institutions

Students in the Tabia Debre Abay community at an Alternative Basic Education Center in Tigray, Ethiopia. The community is now actively involved in the education of their youngsters. Photo by Nena Terrell, USAID

Leadership and administration capacity are the most critical challenges in the effort to make higher education in sub-Saharan Africa more effective and responsive to development, while ensuring its quality and relevance. Read more >>

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West African Nations Unite to Build Coastal Resilience to Climate Change

Panel discussion with representatives from Ghana, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire. Photo credit: Adiza Ama Owusu

In June, government officials from 11 West African nations kicked off a regional coordination effort to reduce vulnerability to climate change. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: Learning How to Read

Children reading in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo Credit: Alain Mukeba USAID/DRC

Students are learning to read through new learning techniques at USAID-supported Kakila Primary School in the DRC. Read more >>

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