WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi Begins July 30

WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Malawi Begins July 30

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 24, 2017 Building upon the success of the WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp held in Peru in 2016 and in Rwanda in 2015, this year’s WiSci Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Malawi, July 30–August 14. A public-private partnership designed to expand […]

TechGirls From North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

TechGirls From North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC July 10, 2017 Teenage girls from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls exchange program from July 12–August 3. During their three weeks in the United States, participants will strengthen and develop technical skills, form […]

African Utility Power Sector Exchange Launched

African Utility Power Sector Exchange Launched

U.S. Department of State and Edison Electric Institute Launch the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange 04/06/2017 04:37 PM EDT Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 6, 2017   The U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) officially launched the African Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) initiative […]

Remarks by Patricia Haslach on Biotechnology and Africa

Remarks by Patricia Haslach on Biotechnology and Africa

Photo: Econ@State Twitter account 04/06/2017 11:00 AM EDT Remarks Patricia M. Haslach Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs CSIS Roundtable on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Washington, DC April 6, 2017 As Prepared At the State Department, we like to say that economic policy is foreign policy. Many of the most serious global challenges we […]

Exxon to Pay Eni $2.8 Billion for Mozambique Gas Block Stake

Exxon to Pay Eni $2.8 Billion for Mozambique Gas Block Stake

March 9, 2017 Source: Bloomberg News By Angela Rascouet and Paul Burkhardt Exxon Mobil Corp. said it will buy 25 percent of a project off Mozambique from Italy’s Eni SpA for about $2.8 billion as the U.S. oil giant expands in natural gas. The acquisition of the offshore Area 4 stake comes after former Exxon Chief Executive […]

The Future of AGOA

The Future of AGOA

A file photo of workers at the Ricardo EPZ textile factory In Athi River. Source: The Star   The Future of AGOA By KAREN KANDIE   The African Growth and Opportunities Act allows eligible African countries to export a wide range of goods to the US duty free. The tenure of the trade agreement runs […]

Nigerian Firm Among Winners of US State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence

Nigerian Firm Among Winners of US State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence

  Press Releases: Winners for the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence 12/08/2016 11:17 AM EST Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC December 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce the six winners for the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award […]

President Obama Issues Executive Order on Power Africa

President Obama Issues Executive Order on Power Africa

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2016 Below is the text of an Executive Order on Advancing the Goals of the Power Africa Initiative to Expand Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa Through the Establishment of the President’s Power Africa Working Group. ### Executive Order Advancing the Goals […]

MCC and the Republic of Niger Celebrate Compact

MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde, right, and Kristin Penn, at rear, join President of Niger H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou and his wife, Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou, at the compact celebration. Photo & story credit: MCC On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, MCC and the Republic of Niger celebrated the Niger Sustainable Water and Agriculture […]

President Obama Addresses U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Photo: VOA THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 21, 2016 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT U.S.-AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM Plaza Hotel New York, New York 11:26 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good morning, everybody! Let me begin by thanking Mayor Bloomberg — not just for the introduction but for the […]

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