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U.S. Transportation Dept. Approves Flights to Cuba

As part of the Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved six domestic airline services for flights to the island.

Need for Capacity-Building in Africa Reinforced

Democratic Reps. Karen Bass of California and Gregory Meeks of New York co-hosted an "Africa Policy Breakfast" on Friday — the first anniversary of the reauthorization of the African Growth Opportunity Act — leading a discussion on why capacity-building is ...

Botswanan Officials Tout Economic Success During 50th Anniversary

Through prudence, fiscal discipline and good governance, Botswana earned the reputation as one of the fastest growing economies in the world in the mid-1970s and is now a solidly middle-income country.

Black Box Found in EgyptAir Flight 804 Wreckage

The flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 has been recovered by searchers, Egypt's Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Committee said Friday — possibly a key step in determining what caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean Sea nearly a ...

Kenyan Court: Anal Exams to Determine Sexual Orientation Legal, Humane

A Kenyan court ruled Thursday that it is legal to use anal examinations to determine one's sexual orientation, USA Today reported.

Md. Resident Leads Way for Cleaner Water in Kenya

In the rural parts of the East African nation of Kenya, waterborne illness is a leading cause of death for young children, and untreated water is dangerous to people of all ages.

'Dare to Venture Out,' Liberian President Urges Young People

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the West African nation of Liberia urged individuals, especially young people, not to allow themselves to be held back from reaching their goals due to unfavorable conditions and circumstances.

Chef Francis Otoo Returns Ghana to Embassy Chef Challenge In D.C.

Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana on Thursday registered a participation spot for Ghana at the prestigious Embassy Chef Challenge competition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers Respond to Chibok Schoolgirl Return

Last week one of the 219 Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls was rescued from captivity after being kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram more than two years ago.

African Businessman Shares Africapitalism Opportunities

Tony O. Elumelu has emerged on the global business stage as a transformative and effective entrepreneur in energy, agriculture and financial services.

Riek Machar Sworn In as South Sudan's First Vice President

The brokered peace of the East African Intergovernmental Authority on Development has come to fruition eight months after the signing of the peace agreement between the South Sudan warring parties.

Have We Forgotten Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria?

It’s been two years since the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at the hands of Boko Haram, a West African terrorist group that has lodged atrocities against its own people including the burning ...

Cameroon Appoints New U.S. Ambassador

The president of the Republic of Cameroon has appointed a new ambassador to the United States.

Bahamas Embassy Press Manager Marries in D.C.

About 40 guests — largely staff members of the Bahamas Embassy and the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex and family friends — attended a reception Friday at the Bahamas Embassy in northwest D.C., celebrating the wedding of Oswald T. Brown, Press, ...

Presidential Hopefuls Make Pitch at AIPAC

The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel. Each of the major presidential candidates except Vermont Democrat Bernie Sanders arrived at Verizon Center ...

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