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Seventh U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum
(July 10): The seventh U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (“the African Growth and Opportunity Act [AGOA] Forum”) with the theme of "Mobilizing Private Investment for Trade and Growth" will take place in Washington, D.C., July 14 to 16, 2008.  Full text

Africa: An Emerging Strategic Partner
(Mar. 5): In addition to aid, US-Africa trade has expanded. The very successful African Growth and Opportunity Act began under President Clinton. Thirty-nine countries are now AGOA eligible and over 4,000 product lines are covered, accounting for 98% of African goods that enter the US. Full text

Partnership with Africa through Public Diplomacy and Development Assistance
(Feb. 14): The U.S. is partnering to provide basic education. Our Africa Education Initiative provides $600 million over eight years to increase access to quality basic schooling. By 2010, we aim to have distributed over 15 million textbooks, trained one million teachers, and provided 550,000 scholarships for young women. Full text

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