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June 14, 2019

East Africa’s remarkable biodiversity and natural resources fuel national economies and improve the lives of local communities. Yet, many people are unaware of its positive impact or of the steps they could take to conserve and protect their natural capital.

June 4, 2019

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) provides duty-free access to the U.S. market for over 6,000 products. This guide outlines the step-by-step process that Ugandan businesses should take to export to the United States of America (U.S.) through AGOA. It provides additional information on the export of four high-demand, high-value sectors, namely coffee, cut flowers, fish, and textiles and apparel.

March 14, 2019

East African countries continue to face health challenges including large numbers of maternal and child deaths and the adverse effects of infectious diseases. Each country faces challenges within their health system that hinder governments’ capacity to meet the needs of its most vulnerable people.

March 14, 2019

Authoritarian regimes, civil war, wide ungoverned spaces, recurring drought and limited access to natural resources have contributed to a long history of conflict along the borders of East African countries, particularly Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.  Factors such as increasing access to automatic weapons and a rise in recruitment and activity of extremist groups have exacerbated instability in the region. Inter-clan conflicts, rooted in ethnic or sectarian marginalization, have led to unresolved cycles of revenge in remote communities.

March 14, 2019

USAID recognizes the critical role of development in addressing social, economic, governance and other factors that can drive violent extremism or radicalize individuals and communities. Countering violent extremism (CVE) is central to achieving USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our shared security and prosperity. We coordinate closely with the State Department and other U.S. Government entities on this issue.

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Last updated: August 19, 2019

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