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Henry Kohn is a correspondent at Today News Africa based in Washington, DC. Henry writes on foreign policy, politics, and the State Department. He has worked in Europe and West Africa and has a dual Bachelor's degree in French and Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University
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US seeks to increase emerging technologies in developing countries with new partnership

The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Small Business Administration (SBA) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase MCC partner countries’ access to emerging technologies, as the U.S. seeks to give American small businesses greater access to international markets and boost their innovative capacity.

US, Netherlands provide liquidity to underserved businesses in developing countries

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, on Thursday, announced a new co-financing facility to support...

US entrepreneurial program seeks to counter militancy in eastern DRC

A cohort of youth entrepreneurs on Wednesday completed the training portion of a program designed to increase economic opportunity in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. They will now receive seed-funding and technical assistance from the U.S. African Development Foundation for their businesses.

New report finds Zimbabwean government largely responsible for high maternal mortality

The human rights NGO studied the barriers to obstetric fistula prevention and treatment in Zimbabwe, which has one of the world’s highest rates of maternal mortality, and found several reasons for why women and girls don’t seek care at public health facilities, despite the government recommending their use.

US working with Mozambique to combat growing extremism

The United States is working at the national and local level in Mozambique, as it executes a “holistic strategy” to address worsening terrorism and violent extremism in the country, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told reporters on Tuesday before a United Nations Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa.

US details security cooperation with Nigeria, calls for accountability on school kidnappings

The U.S. provided $7.1 million in International Military Education Training (IMET) funding to the Nigerian military from FY2016-FY2020. Nigeria also received $1.1 million through the Africa Military Education Program (AMEP) that “aims to professionalize African militaries by encouraging respect for human rights, subordination to civilian authority, and the rule of law/ democratic norms,” wrote Brandie Wempe of Army University in 2018.

At Paris Summit, US adds economic assistance in support to Sudan, urges end to Darfur conflict

French President Emmanuel Macron convened the Summit to build international support for debt relief and additional economic assistance as Sudan’s transitional government works to implement economic reforms and maintain peace and stability, both which are seen as critical to its three-year long political transition and reintegration into the global community.

Biden revokes Trump ban on immigrants who can’t afford healthcare, meets with Dreamers to discuss immigration reform

President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in another action to “restore faith” in the U.S. immigration system, on Friday revoked a 2019 Executive Order that...

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