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Africa CDC, IFRC, and USAU call for equitable vaccine coverage in Africa

Addis Ababa, 23 September 2021—Today, during a high-level event on COVID-19, on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU) called on partners and governments to ...
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Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Empowers Women

As part of celebrating this year’s Women’s History Month, we highlighted the work of African women who are U.S. program alumni making an impact in their communities. Hyasintha Ntuyeko, Mandela Washington Fellowship alumna from Tanzania This week, we meet Tanzanian Hyasintha Ntuyeko, a social entrepreneur and CEO of Kasole Secrets, a company that brings innovative ...
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USAID, DFC and AUDA-NEPAD Collaborate on the “100,000 MSMEs” Initiative

Johannesburg, June 21, 2021 – The U.S. Mission to the African Union, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) have announced their collaboration on the “100,000 MSMEs Initiative.” This Initiative contributes to the “1 Million Jobs Initiative” of the African Union ...
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U.S. Mission to the African Union Launches Intellectual Property Rights Forum For African Creative Artists

ATTN:  U.S. Mission to the African Union Launches Intellectual Property Rights Forum   DATE: May 18, 2021 3:30pm – 6pm Ethiopia Time  LOCATION: Virtual   MEMO:  An initiative hosted by the U.S. Mission to the African Union  and the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) The U.S. Mission to the African Union is pleased to announce the launch of the first Intellectual Property Rights Forum ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Jessye Lapenn at the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) Open Session

Jessye Lapenn U.S. Ambassador to the African Union at the African Union Peace and Security Council Open Session on Hate Crimes and Fighting Genocide Ideology in Africa April 12, 2021 (As delivered)   Distinguished Chairperson, Excellencies, and Colleagues, thank you for the opportunity to speak on this important topic, Hate Crimes and Fighting Genocide Ideology in Africa. This ...
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