US will soon redeploy troops in Somalia: the mission and key goals

Posted on Wed 01 June 2022 in Africa • Tagged with Somalia, USA, African Union, AU, Biden

US troops in Djibouti in 2003 on a mission to watch terrorist groups in countries that include Somalia. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Paul D. Williams, George Washington University

The Biden administration in the US recently announced it would be providing a “persistent presence” in Somalia of up to …


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NIH to invest $58M to catalyze data science and health research innovation in Africa

Posted on Wed 29 July 2020 in News • Tagged with USA, US, Africa, NIH, National Institutes of Health, H3Africa, MEPI, HEPI, DS-I Africa

US NIH

The National Institutes of Health launched a $58 million initiative to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. The new five-year program, Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa), will leverage existing data and technologies to develop solutions for the continent …


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