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Air Base 201 Leadership Meets with Key Local Leaders in Agadez

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Barrett, 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron commander, met with key leaders from the local population in Agadez, Niger. This meeting included the Regional Council President, Sultan, Mayor, Zone Two commander (COMZONE2) and National Police Chief. Maintaining relationships with key leaders in Agadez, especially through mutually beneficial partnerships, ensures that ...
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U.S. secretary of state’s favorite songs for ‘on the road’ or ‘at home’

As America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels the globe, carrying out U.S. foreign policy and meeting with world leaders. As a lifelong music lover, he also practices cultural diplomacy, learning about talented artists in the places he visits. Blinken is an enthusiastic amateur guitarist (of modest ability, he says) who loves to ...
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A new era of U.S.-Africa partnerships

The Biden-Harris administration embarked on the next chapter in U.S.-Africa relations with $55 billion in new trade deals and partnerships over the next three years. “The United States is all in on Africa’s future,” President Biden said during the December 13–15  U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit  in Washington. The president  brought together nearly 50 African country leaders  with civil society, business, diaspora and youth leaders to the three-day ...
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Africa Business Forum: U.S., Benin, Niger sign $504 million Regional Investment

Press Release December 14, 2022 Contact: 202-521-3880 Email:  press@mcc.gov WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2022) — The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) took center stage at today’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum as the United States, Benin, and Niger governments signed the first-ever MCC regional program — the  $504 million Benin-Niger Regional Transport Compact .  Benin’s President Patrice Talon, Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum, and MCC’s Chief Executive Officer Alice Albright were ...
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