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Podcast of the Week: Changing the World One Property Right at a Time

Land tenure, or helping people in developing countries establish clear rights to their property, is a little-known issue that is nonetheless essential to the global fight on poverty. This podcast, based on an interview with USAID’s land tenure division chief Gregory Myers, explains the issue and how the U.S. Government is helping secure property rights around the globe.

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A New Presidential Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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