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3rd Annual Nigeria Tech Summit Sponsored by the US Embassy of Nigeria Returns to Abuja, Nigeria

The Global Startup Ecosystem returns with the 3rd annual Nigeria Tech Summit which will take place on December 17, 2021 (10am-5pm EST) at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton with virtual live access to global delegates. The program sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria will be hosted in partnership with accelerator partners IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Sendgrid, and ...
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US-CDC Strengthens Lagos Health Systems, Launches Mother To Child HIV Prevention Initiative

Lagos–– As part of the U.S. government’s efforts to support a healthier population in Nigeria, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Community Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission (cPMTCT) program in Lagos. Speaking at a ceremony to launch the program in Lagos, U.S. CDC Country Director Dr. Mary Adetinuke Boyd, ...
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U.S. Agency for International Development Marks Sixty Years of Development Assistance to Nigeria

Abuja — During the month of November, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is commemorating a major milestone, marking 60 years since its founding by President John F. Kennedy .  Nigeria was among the first countries in the world to receive development assistance under the Agency in 1961. For six decades, USAID has built its reputation as the world’s premier international development organization by partnering with ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Maupe Ogun-Yusuf of Channels TV

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE INNOV8 HUB ABUJA, NIGERIA QUESTION:  Okay.  So people are talking about how this is a resuscitation – your visit to Africa is a resuscitation of U.S. Africa policy, and you’re thinking that this time around, perhaps your policy is going to be tailored to every country’s needs.  Is that going to be the case this ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Stephanie Busari of CNN International

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE INNOV8 HUB ABUJA, NIGERIA QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, thank you so much for joining us. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good to be with you. QUESTION:  Let’s start with Ethiopia.  Your administration – the President, yourself – has been calling for a ceasefire for months.  And this has not happened thus far.  What – how much time will you give for ...
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