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U.S. and African officials and business leaders began annual talks today to examine the future of U.S.-Africa trade and investment relations now that the U.S. Congress has reauthorized the African Growth and Opportunity Act for another 10 years. Hosted in Libreville, Gabon, by the governments of...
In 2012, Kenyan-born Franco Abott and Ugandan-born Brian Asingia, graduates of Lafayette College in Eaton, Pennsylvania, teamed up to do something about the lack of access for hundreds of millions of adults and children of African descent worldwide to authentic African stories. In April 2013 they...
For years, microfinance has been the buzzword in developing countries. Lending small amounts of money to local entrepreneurs and small businesses that lack access to banking and related services has long been heralded as a way to end poverty in developing countries. While this has been successful...

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I believe Africa’s rise is not just important for Africa, it's important to the entire world.  We will not be able to meet the challenges of our time—...
“We’re here today because we believe in the power of entrepreneurship — the basic notion that if you’ve got an idea and if you really work hard and yo...
In July 2006, the European news agency Agence France Presse reported that 13 of 27 Africans, all men between the ages of 20 and 30, had perished in th...