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U.S. Thanksgiving Resembles Festivals Around the World

By ShareAmerica  – Nov 22, 2021 The holiday of Thanksgiving may seem uniquely American, but it echoes fall festivals that have been held throughout the world for centuries. Like its cousins Sukkot, Chuseok,  Day of the Dead  and others, Thanksgiving centers around giving thanks for the harvest, enjoying bountiful food and spending time with family and friends. Harvest festivals started ...
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Prosper Africa: U.S. and African Businesses Growing Together

With support from Prosper Africa, Global Mamas, based in Ghana, projects its sales of African women’s handmade products to soon surpass pre-pandemic levels. (Courtesy of Global Mamas) Global Mamas’ sales of handmade crafts plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The loss of revenue cost the Ghana-based company employees and harmed the craftswomen the company works with ...
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International Students Thrive at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

By Lauren Monsen  – Nov 12, 2021 The United States is the  top destination  for students who study overseas. International students come to the United States because of  strong academics  and institutional support at U.S. schools — and because of the value of a U.S. degree to graduates’ careers. With many options to consider, international students often look for guidance from the ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Niamey

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Niamey (November 12, 2021) Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  A protest is planned for Friday, November 12, 2021.  It will be led by an assembly of civil society groups concerned by poor school construction practices that render school buildings unduly vulnerable to fire.  The groups also plan to underscore the need for ...
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