Tag Archives: Americans in Africa

US Consulate gives local teachers and pupils a boost

By  BULELWA PAYI

Overcrowded classrooms, a lack of resources, teaching pupils who are experiencing trauma and handling diversity – these are some of the challenges facing teachers. But a partnership between the US and South Africa aims to find effective techniques to improve the quality of education and learning.

The US Consulate in partnership with the Central Library and the American Corner hosted an event for education policy makers and teachers in the province. Read more

US-African Trade Lagging Despite Free Access, Forum Hears

Trade between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa is in the doldrums despite a 2000 U..S law designed to boost access the American market, a conference in Ivory Coast has been told.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act, which in 2015 was extended to 2025, provides tariff-free access on 6,500 products to 39 countries, ranging from oil and agricultural goods to textiles, farm and handicrafts. Read more

Sierra Leone’s telecoms users to benefit from $100 million US investment

U.S Ambassador to Sierra Leone,  Maria E. Brewer  hosted a specially convened meeting  at the U.S Embassy in Freetown and it was disclosed during the meeting that mobile phone service provider – Africell, has secured  a $100 million financing agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The money  will be used to expand Africell’s operations in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. Read more

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Africa

You: “I want to move to Africa!” Us: “Know these things first…”

by KAYLAN REID SHIPANGA 

In 2010, I hopped on a plane and left The Big Apple—I was moving to Africa. After 17 hours in the air, I landed in Namibia for a year of teaching English abroad. Seven years later, I’m still here! I’m now married to a Namibian and raising our two-year-old son. What an unexpected turn of events, huh? Read more

The beauty and the importance of the W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture

By NAYABA ARINDE

Set on a beautiful campus in the bustling heart of Accra, Ghana, is the inspirational W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture, which was dedicated on June 22, 1985.

A proud bust of DuBois surveys the peaceful green and plant-filled grounds.

Locals, tourists and relocated foreign residents descend upon this expansive and embracing campus to learn about and feel the energy of this world renowned Pan Africanist scholar, innovator, publisher and avid writer. Read more

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