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Welcome Grand Challenges Ethiopia

Ethiopia has launched a program called Grand Challenges Ethiopia, joining a growing family of similar Grand Challenges programs.

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Celebrating New African Scientific Leadership - Welcome Grand Challenges Africa

Investments in science, technology and entrepreneurship have enabled many of today’s global health and development successes, including an astounding reduction in child mortality and a broadening of access to clean water and sanitation. They have helped to create jobs and wealth, especially for young people. And they have put us on a path toward a life of dignity for all.

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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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My First Return to Africa as CEO of the Gates Foundation

Sue Desmond-Hellmann describes her recent return to Africa, which holds a special place in her career and her heart. She discusses the progress being made by grantees and partners there.

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MUSIC VIDEO: African Celebrities Sing In Support of Farmers

When you think agriculture in Africa, “star-studded” probably isn’t the first adjective that springs to mind. So you can imagine my surprise when I arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January for the African Union Summit’s launch of the Year of Agriculture and Food Security and discovered that the program included names like Nigerian hip hop artist D’banj and footballer Yaya Touré

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