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Investing in Africa – an Interview with John Nevergole

Governments around the world are boosting their healthcare infrastructure — both in response to COVID-19 and to make sure they can weather any outbreaks to come

Investment opportunities in Africa are changing rapidly because of COVID-19. Small businesses are trying to stay afloat while investors try to protect their portfolios. But times of rapid change can also lead to opportunity . Governments around the world are boosting their healthcare infrastructure — both in response to COVID-19 and to make sure they…

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USAID/Power Africa Announces $2.6 Million in Healthcare Electrification Grants to Solar Energy Companies in Nine Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Grants totaling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

Power Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announces grants totaling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 60 percent of all healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity, and of…

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USTDA expands support for Internet Connectivity in Nigeria

Funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions

the U.S. Trade and Development Agency continued its 20 years of support for Nigeria’s telecommunications sector by funding two projects that will help deliver fast and reliable internet to thousands of Nigerian households using U.S. technological solutions. “USTDA is committed to establishing a new era of inclusive, secure and sustainable…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Akola support Ugandan Women through COVID-19 Pandemic

$5 million DFC loan will help Akola continue empowering low-income women, particularly in the wake of COVID-19

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Akola PBC today announced that DFC has provided a $5 million loan to Dallas, Texas-based Akola. DFC’s financing will help the impact-driven jewelry brand and manufacturing business—particularly the women that it employs in rural Uganda—weather the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic. “Women…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: U.S. Africa Command donates COVID supplies to Ghana

Previously, AFRICOM has supported 37 military hospitals in Ghana with donations of medical supplies as well as two state-of-the-art Level II Field Hospitals to the Ghana Armed Forces

U.S. Africa Command donated approximately $75,000 in COVID-19 supplies to the Ghana Armed Forces Aug. 28. "Ghana is an important U.S. partner in Africa,” said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Fletcher Washington, AFRICOM deputy director for operations. “AFRICOM and the U.S. Embassy are working to support our Ghanaian partners in the…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Update - The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

These funds prioritize interventions to mitigate the pandemic and prepare communities in developing countries affected by and at-risk of COVID-19

New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We continue to…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Announces a Contribution of $356.2 Million from the U.S. Government for Sudan's Democratic Transition

It also includes funds to help Sudan respond to the pandemic of COVID-19

The United States is providing $356.2 million to support the democratic transition in the Republic of Sudan following a peaceful revolution in 2019. The Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Barsa, announced this commitment today at the Sudan Partnership Conference, a virtual event co-hosted by the European…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Fulfilled President Trump’s commitment to provide ventilators to our allies in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America

Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity of the American people, our foreign assistance is saving lives and helping to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The United States continues to lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The first shipment of ventilators donated by the United States, through USAID, arrived in the Republic of South Africa on May 11, 2020

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ensure that the substantial U.S.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Background Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response - April 22, 2020

In Africa, the U.S is providing more than $65 million in health assistance

EVENT:   Please join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for a telephonic press briefing with a senior U.S. official speaking on background about the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. BACKGROUND:  The United States is the undisputed leader in the provision of health and humanitarian aid, around the world and has continued to demonstrate…