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What African country had economic growth of 8% since 2010? Reduced the percentage of people living in poverty by 14%? Buried 1,000 miles of fiber optic cables to jump-start a 4G network? Is ranked 32 out of 189 worldwide as a place that's easy to do business? Here's the answer: http://bit.ly/1hdJOVG
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It’s time to move beyond “celebrating” the progress we have made in women’s rights and start doing something about consolidating women’s rights.  Nowhere is that more important than in Africa. It’s time to empower and reward women by acknowledging their importance and by focusing on and supporting what women do.  Start with education. - See more at: http://bit.ly/1f6Lcsh
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Recent headlines on the tragic violence in the Central African Republic and South Sudan and continued fighting in Mali revive for some the stereotypical view that Sub Saharan Africa will always be a waste of development dollars, a place that will never change.

The atrocities occurring in these three countries are horrific. But they are far from representative of Sub Saharan Africa as a whole and will not alter the broad, positive change that is sweeping the continent. 
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CONGRATULATE Jacqueline Laure – our second Aid for Africa Endowment Scholar at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She just returned from three months in South Sudan to present her findings on hunger and malnutrition. Click here to congratulate her
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Can the world fulfill its 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals? This week the UN General Assembly is meeting to discuss just that. Through their grassroots programs, Aid for Africa members are doing their share! Learn how.
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Earth is the water planet. Seen from space, its extensive blue oceans, rivers, and lakes give Earth its second name—the blue planet.

From space, it’s beautiful.

From the home of a poor African family, it’s another story. Almost half of the people on earth without access to safe water live in Africa.
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Development Done Right - How a Donated Bicycle in Africa Led to a Thriving Business Africa Needs http://bit.ly/1cPK7n8
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In the past, Aid for Africa has written optimistically about Africa’s future. Others share our passion, particularly Bill and Malinda Gates.  In the 2014 Gates Annual Letter, the couple discusses development and the poor.  They do this through the lens of three myths that they believe persist and block progress for the poo
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Five Reasons to Educate an African Girl–And Change Everything! 
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Young women in Africa are taking up nontraditional careers. Read how Josephine Lekuton is helping herself and her family thanks to support from Aid for Africa member The BOMA Project and a vocational scholarship from the Aid for Africa Girls Education Fund.
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A unique alliance of U.S.-based charities and their African partners.
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Aid for Africa is a unique alliance of U.S.-based charities and their African partners dedicated to helping children, families, and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Our grassroots programs focus on health, education, economic development, arts & culture, conservation, and wildlife protection in Africa. Learn more