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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Jeff Borns on Democracy-Building in Southern Africa

Southern Africa elections professionals on a USAID-financed program learn from members of the Independent Electoral Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo credit: UNISA

In this edition of our “Behind the Scenes” Interview Blog Series, we chat with Mission Director Jeff Borns about democracy-building in Southern Africa. Read more >>

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USAID’s Investment in Africa

Women in Senegal. Photo credit: USAID

As President Obama embarks on his trip to Africa, USAID is proud to take this opportunity to highlight the important work we are doing there. Read more >>

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We the Geeks: Innovation for Global Good

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On Thursday, June 27 at 1:00 pm EST, the White House will host a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout to discuss innovation for global good. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Feed the Future in Tanzania

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One of the ways USAID is feeding the future in Tanzania is through its MKUKUTA program that aims to reduce the percentage of people living below the food and income poverty lines.

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On the Front Lines in Africa

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FrontLines editor shares some of her favorite FrontLines stories about our work in Africa. Read more >>

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A Year of Progress under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

One year ago, on the eve of the 2012 G8 Summit, President Obama announced the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, ushering in a new phase of global investment in food security and nutrition. A joint initiative launched under the United States’ G8 Presidency, the New Alliance builds on progress and commitments – both to […]

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Building Capacity: Racking Warehouses in Ethiopia

An Ethiopian warehouse after support from SCMS, USAID and PEPFAR. Photo credit: Jiro Ose, SCMS

Ethiopia will play a large role in meeting the global goal of putting 15 million people on HIV treatment by 2015 and in helping create an AIDS-free generation. Read more >>

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Virginia Tech Students Fight Human Trafficking, One App at a Time

C-TIP Campus Challenge Tech Contest participants meet with Sarah Mendelson, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Photo Credit: USAID

Winners of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge Tech Contest tell us more about their concepts to help end trafficking. Read more >>

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Harvest, Meet Market: How a New Fund Will Accelerate Agricultural Infrastructure in Africa

USAID, the African Development Bank, and the Government of Sweden launch Agriculture Fast Track Fund for infrastructure projects in Africa. Photo credit: USAID

This week, with AfDB and the Government of Sweden, we launched a first-of-its-kind effort to encourage private sector investment in agricultural infrastructure projects to advance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >>

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Feeding Africa’s Future

A farmer picks coffee beans in Nyeri. Photo credit: REUTERS/Stringer

Across the continent, African nations are taking concrete steps to make agricultural development a priority, lifting families out of poverty and increasing their participation in the global economy. Read more >>

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