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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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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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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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African Nations Lead the Way on Country-owned Development

Progress in the most impoverished parts of our world creates new markets and stability. Photo credit: USAID

There’s no reason African countries can’t achieve greater growth in the agriculture sector to lift their people out of poverty and contribute to global food security.

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A United Africa Under a Child Survival Revolution

Peter Salama, Unicef Representative to Ethiopia, makes closing remarks at "African Leadership for Child Survival" held at African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Friday, 18 January 2013. Photo credit: UNICEF

Last Friday, it was a real honor for me to take part in the closing ceremony of the African Leadership for Child Survival – A Promise Renewed. The event has marked a new era for the African continent in which it is no longer acceptable for any child to die an untimely and preventable death. Read more >>

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Under Five Child Survival Under Microscope at Summit

Between 1990-2011 child mortality has decreased 39% in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo credit: Mom Bloggers for Social Good

This week child survival is under critical review in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia about markedly improving child survival rates. Read more >>

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