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Peter H. Vrooman describes his work as U.S. ambassador to Rwanda


A Canton native now serving as the U.S. ambassador to Rwanda described Monday how the small African country has rebounded since a 1994 genocide, during which nearly a million residents were murdered.

Peter H. Vrooman, 53, was joined by his mother Sally Vrooman, Canton, during the luncheon meeting of the Canton Rotary Club at the Best Western University Inn. Read more

Trip to Africa is one to remember for students in the Bronx

Bronx high school students got an incredible opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural history of Senegal.

Students traveled overseas just last month and say the trip changed them.

Natoya German and Makkedah Ramsey were among the few that spent a week in Senegal last month.

“I can finally find meaning in the word, ‘black is beautiful,'” said German.


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American investors meet Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga

By Henry Sekanjako

The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has implored American entrepreneurs to consider investing in Uganda for improved employment opportunities. Speaking during a meeting with a group of investors from the United States, at parliament Kadaga boasted of the peace and security in the country, which she said is a good environment for foreigners to invest in Uganda. Read more

Special Forces Sergeant, Killed in Niger Ambush, Is Awarded a Silver Star

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff

For nearly two years, a deadly ambush of American soldiers in Niger has spawned investigations, recriminations and reprimands. On Wednesday, it resulted in the awarding of one of the military’s highest honors for acts of valor.

As an Army captain read the award citation for Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, the lights flickered and a summer storm rolled through this small southern Georgia town. A general spoke about the definition of a hero, and then Sergeant Wright’s father cleared his throat, gestured to the two photographs beside him and said, “This is my son.” Read more

American investors in Uganda for tech summit

Top American business owners and investors have arrived in Uganda ahead of the business conference with tech entrepreneurs, which will take place on August 14, in Kampala.

The delegation made up of eight venture capitalists jetted into the country Monday, include Mr. Greg Dennerlein who serves as the director Venture DNA, and Mr. Chris Paladino who is the principal at NCP Equity LCC. Read more

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