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Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

USTDA Connects U.S. Industry to Business Opportunities in Ghana

This project advances the goals of Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative to increase electricity access across sub-Saharan Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant today to the Ghanaian company, Buipe Solar Limited, in support of a feasibility study for a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in northern Ghana. Ghana has tremendous solar energy potential, and this project will help the country capitalize on that potential.…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Juba |

Message to the Congress Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to South Sudan

Message of President Donald J. Trump to the Congress of the United States: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal…

Sophia Genetics
Source: Sophia Genetics |

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa

Sophia Genetics (www.SophiaGenetics.com), global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, unveiled today, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) (http://APO.af/Y5udP7) in Phoenix, the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the company’s artificial intelligence, into their clinical workflow to advance patients’ care…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USAID and Partners Discuss Collective Progress on Food Security in Ghana

Over the course of two days, the Feed the Future partners and the Government of Ghana examined the progress made over the last year and discussed potential plans for improving nutrition and food security, as well as building a more inclusive agriculture sector in Ghana

From March 21-22, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) met with the Government of Ghana and partners working to advance food security goals under the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Over the course of two days, the Feed the Future partners and…

Aliko Dangote Foundation
Source: Aliko Dangote Foundation |

Aliko Dangote Foundation to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Halima Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote Foundation and Halima Dangote will host an online press conference on Thursday, March 23 at 14:00 GMT

Halima Aliko Dangote was recently appointed the president of The Africa Center in New York City (www.TheAfricaCenter.org) with the major responsibility of raising capital for the center. The goal is to raise funds to complete the center building in New York. In 2017, there would be three fundraising events lined…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

CERF approves $22 million loan to further scale up FAO action to prevent famine in Somalia

The funds will allow for increased livelihoods support to rural communities affected by repeated drought

FAO is further scaling up its  activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which complements the loans already provided by FAO's Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities. This effort is part…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

IOM Egypt Opens Migration Health Assessment Centre

The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States

IOM Egypt opened its migration health assessment centre (MHAC) for the purpose of providing full health assessments to migrants and refugees migrating from Egypt. The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

The United States and WFP Support Food-Insecure Populations in Sudan and South Sudan

The United States continues to be a long-standing partner and the largest single donor to WFP in Sudan, contributing nearly US$1 billion to WFP Sudan’s operations since 2012

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the second of two recent shipments carrying urgently required food assistance for Sudan and South Sudan. The ships, Maritime Faith and Liberty Grace, docked in Port Sudan and discharged over 47,880 metric…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

USAID Global Health Corporate Champions Complete Service in Ghana

Through this program, individual corporate champions are sponsored by their private-sector employers to participate in a one-month pro bono consulting opportunity

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Corporate Champions Program held its closeout ceremony today in Accra. The ceremony celebrated the completion of a month of service in Ghana by 13 Global Health Corporate Champions from around the world. U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson joined members of…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Meets with President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadéra

Ambassador Haley and President Touadéra discussed the United States’ commitment to the UN Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) and how to make it as efficient and effective as possible

Ambassador Nikki Haley met with President of the Central African Republic (CAR) Faustin-Archange Touadéra on March 16. As CAR continues to heal from its recent conflict, Ambassador Haley reaffirmed U.S. support for the country as long as its government remains committed to maintaining peace and democracy and helping its citizens.…