Source: U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria |

United States (U.S.) President's Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement Concludes Landmark Visit to Nigeria

The delegation engaged in high-level discussions and events in Lagos and Abuja, focusing on strengthening ties between the United States and Nigeria through diaspora-led initiatives

The U.S. President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement (PAC-ADE) has successfully completed its first visit to the African continent, marking a significant milestone in U.S.-Africa relations. From July 14-17, the delegation engaged in high-level discussions and events in Lagos and Abuja, focusing on strengthening ties between the United States…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) – Tanzania Supports Health Information System Data Centre at Lugalo Military College

The data centre will provide real-time data across all the 21 health facilities supported within the TPDF

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) – Tanzania Country Director Mark Breda through the Implementing partner HJFMRI last Thursday supported the Tanzania Peoples Defense Forces (TPDF) and launched the Health Information System (HIS) data centre at Lugalo Military College of Medical and Allied Sciences. The data centre will…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Namibia |

United States (U.S.) Government Donates Mobile Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to Walvis Bay State Hospital

The ICU is valued at 20 million Namibian dollars and was funded through the United States Department of Defense’s Overseas Humanitarian Disaster and Civic Aid Program, known as OHDACA

On July 15, 2024, the U.S. Embassy in Namibia participated in a handover ceremony with the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) at the Walvis Bay State Hospital.  In attendance was Mr. Ben Nangombe, Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services as well as many…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

Empowering Youth and Strengthening Health Services in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania

The programs address the rising HIV incidence among adolescents and youth, which has increased alarmingly in recent years

In early June, a delegation of the American Embassy and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) in Tanzania, led by Mark Breda, Country Director of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and Sally Chalamila, Executive Director of HJFMRI in Tanzania, visited key project implementation sites…

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Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

University Research Administrators Gain Experience from The Ohio State University in United States (U.S.) Embassy Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia organized a five-day workshop July 8-12 on university research administration for 20 vice presidents and directors of research from the nation’s leading research universities

As Ethiopia’s public universities transition to new governance models, strong policies and practices to administer research are key to helping universities secure financial resources, improve their research facilities and labs, attract talented faculty and students, and build international partnerships. Continuing its effort to support for Ethiopia’s public universities’ as they…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

United States of America: The President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement Delegation Travels to Nigeria

Members of the Advisory Council will convene in Lagos and Abuja, where they will meet with government, civil society, and private-sector partners to discuss diaspora-led investments

The President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States (PAC-ADE) will host its second meeting of the year from July 14-17, 2024, in Nigeria.  This is the first PAC-ADE trip to the African continent.  Members of the Advisory Council will convene in Lagos and Abuja, where they…

Source: Basketball Africa League (BAL) |

African Players, Coaches, and Referees to Participate in the National Basketball Association (NBA) 2K25 Summer League

Twenty-five basketball coaches from 15 African countries have been selected to participate in the NBA 2K25 Summer League which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 12 -22, 2024

Twenty-Five Basketball Coaches from 15 African Countries Selected for NBA 2K25 Summer League; Five Players Who Featured in the 2024 BAL Season (https://BAL.NBA.com/) to Compete in Las Vegas. Twenty-five basketball coaches from 15 African countries have been selected to participate in the NBA 2K25 Summer League which will take place in…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Coffee ‘Cup of Excellence’ 2024 Thrives with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Support

These initiatives by the U.S. government have contributed to the development of Ethiopia’s coffee sector, enhancing both the quality and market access for Ethiopian coffee while supporting the country’s five million smallholder farmers and cooperatives

Ethiopian high-quality coffees are prized for their aromas and flavors.  Coffee is considered the backbone of the Ethiopian economy, generating USD 1.5 billion in foreign exchange.  USAID’s business support improves the competitiveness of coffee sales by enhancing productivity, quality, and market access, supporting farmers, cooperatives, and other industry stakeholders. On…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain |

Foreign Minister meets with Chairman of Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Subcommittee of Senate Foreign Affairs Committee

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, met in Washington with the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Joe Wilson, on the sidelines of the NATO summit

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the long-standing relations of friendship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America and ways to promote bilateral cooperation in various fields to achieve the common interests of the two countries within the framework of the Comprehensive Security Integration and…

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Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to Host Second All-Female Basketball Without Borders Camp for Top International Prospects as Part of AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024 in Phoenix

Nearly 40 of the Top High-School-Age Female Prospects from 24 Countries Will Learn from Former WNBA and FIBA Players and Coaches and Attend the 2024 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced nearly 40 of the top high-school-age prospects from 24 countries outside the U.S. who will travel to Phoenix, Ariz. for the second Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global girls camp. The event…