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Five Ways Africa is Taking the World by Storm

Haddis Tadesse shares his thoughts on the power of African progress, and five ways Africa is taking the world by storm.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Accra and Dakar

On my recent trip to West Africa, I had the opportunity to visit two capital cities whose approaches to sanitation stand in sharp contrast. For me, it was a real lesson in how good governance and a single, well-constructed investment can make a world of difference.

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Continental Shift

On Africa Day, in celebration of 51 years of the African Union, the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, looks at the changing role of Africa in global development.

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How the U.S. Can Honor International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama participated in the 2014 International Women of Courage awards ceremony at the State Department on March 4.

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Hotline Aims to Save Vulnerable Lives in Ghana

In recent years a hotline has been established to provide a secure space to seek health education, receive counseling and learn about HIV care and treatment services. Implemented by FHI 360, the program is called Strengthening HIV/AIDS Response Partnership with Evidenced-Based Results (SHARPER) aims to combat stigma and change gender norms all while providing a free hotline called “Text Me! Flash Me!”

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