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Americas Africa Relation in West Africa

  • What Africa Needs to Boost Trade With the U.S.

    UNITED STATES, 2014/08/06 Ahead of the United States-Africa summit which President Barack Obama is convening next week, southern African trade expert Joshua Setipa outlines what he would say if he was to present Africa's case in Washington. If I was to go to Washington next week, I would tell the government that our relationship with the United States is one which we as Africa cherish very much, but that it is one that could use some refinement; that we need to revisit a few issues to make sure that U.S. priorities and U.S. aspirations in this relationship are consistent with Africa's political priorities. Africa's relations with the United States are of course about additional than trade and investment . There are a whole raft of issues of mutual interest - security being just one. But if we are to focus only on trade and investment , I would begin by providing an overview of where we are presently.
  • Bright Schools Improve Girls' Education

    BURKINA FASO, 2014/03/14 This story was originally published on the Millennium Challenge Corporation's website March 12 as "From all Angles: BRIGHT Schools Improve Girls' Education." Just a decade ago, one could walk into a primary school classroom in Burkina Faso and see only a few girls sitting alongside 50 or 60 boys. Girls rarely attended middle school, let alone finished secondary school. Through its five-year, $480.9 million compact with Burkina Faso, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), USAID and other partners are working together to find solutions to this problem.
  • United States of America Consul General, Jeffrey Hawkins

    UNITED STATES, 2013/10/23 United States of America Consul General, Jeffrey Hawkins said that the US has invested $50 million in Nigeria's economy in 2013 alone. He said this during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday. He said that Nigeria was a growing economy and assured that the United States government would help in growing the economy. He pointed out that no country can evolution without capital market investment , saying that the US was building a solid trade framework with the Nigerian government.
  • Obama ready to redraw map of US relations with Africa

    SOUTH AFRICA, 2013/06/30     By their own admission US envoys to Africa tend to spend the majority of their time fighting fires – preoccupied with troubled corners of the continent at the expense of furthering commercial ties in its brighter spots.  So the focus on trade and investment that President Barack Obama plans to bring will be welcome both for the nations he is visiting this week – Senegal in the west, South Africa and Tanzania in the east – and for US companies waking up to African economic potential.