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U.S.-Africa: Enduring Partnership

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Africa Day 2021

The United States is committed to partnering with Africa on a wide range of issues, from economic development and trade to peace and security; from democracy and human rights to expanding opportunities for Africa’s youth. We work together to address global challenges, including health security and climate change, and we celebrate the diversity of Africa, its rich heritage, and the deep cultural connections between Americans, Africans, and people throughout the diaspora.

Join us from May 24-30 in a virtual celebration of Africa Day, as we explore some of the many ways that our enduring partnership enriches both Africa and the United States.


 

U.S.-Africa Partnership

 

President Biden’s Message to African Union Summit Participants | February 4, 2021

 

Africa Day 2021 | May 25, 2021

 

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to Africa | April 27, 2021

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Economic Cooperation and Development

 

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Prosper Africa: U.S. and African Businesses Growing Together

share america | MaY 27, 2021

 

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U.S. Seeks To Be Africa’s Partner of Choice

share america | March 12, 2020

 

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The United States Is Committed to Promoting a Prosperous Africa

Share America | May 18, 2021

 

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U.S. Invests in e-Commerce for African Women

Share America | october 22, 2020

 

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U.S. Startup Finds New Way To Finance African Businesses

Share America | october 1, 2018

 


 

Youth Engagement

 

YALI 10 VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2021 REGISTRATION

Visit the webpage to learn more about the virtual event taking place from May 24 to May 28 and register.

Established in 2010, the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the U.S. Government’s signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Over the past decade, YALI has grown to include the Mandela Washington Fellowship exchange program, four Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) in Africa, and an extensive digital community called the YALI Network. These programs aim to strengthen democratic institutions and good governance, spur economic growth and prosperity, and foster peace and security in Africa. As of 2021, YALI has engaged more than 700,000 people in over 40 African countries.

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Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

young African Leaders Initiative | May 18, 2021

 

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Secretary Blinken Virtual Discussion with Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative

Bureau of African Affairs | April 27, 2021

 


 

Health Cooperation

 

AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

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Working Toward an AIDS-Free Future for Girls in Africa

Share America | May 27, 2021

 

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Ensuring Healthy Lives

Share America | MaY 27, 2021

 

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The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Global Helath Diplomacy | 2021

 

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USAID Makes Hand-Washing More Accessible

Share America | March 18, 2021

 

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U.S. Supports Waiving Rights to COVID-19 Vaccines

Share America | May 7, 2021

 

 


 

Security, Peace, and Stability

 

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U.S. Helping African Partners Fight Terrorism

Share America | April 8, 2020

 

 


 

Environmental Issues

 

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Taking on a Billion Locusts in the Greater Horn of Africa

Share America | March 31, 2020

 

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The U.S., Namibia, and Botswana Advance a Clean Energy Future in Southern Africa Through “Mega Solar”

U.S. Embassy in Nambia | April 26, 2021

 

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future