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The Power Africa In The News resource provides updates on news coverage focusing on the Power Africa initiative. The Energy in Africa section features bi-weekly news coverage related to advancements being made in Power Africa's partner countries – Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania

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US launches $1 billion push for off-grid Africa power
US companies have promised $1 billion for off-grid power projects in Africa, putting a growing focus on small-scale and renewable energy in the push to ease the continent's chronic electricity shortages.

Foreign Aid Isn't Charity. It's an Investment
One of the few bright spots of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill of late has been in global development. The House recently passed a bill to support President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, which is designed to boost access to electricity across six countries in the region.

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: A Focus on Foreign Direct Investment
On the second day of President Obama’s three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies will convene the inaugural U.S.-Africa Business Forum. This event represents an unprecedented occasion for U.S. and African heads of state to meet with business leaders and discuss ways of catalyzing new, continent-wide trade and investment opportunities.

Last updated: October 21, 2014

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