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African Merchants Association

Building a Successful U.S.-Africa Policy

Over my years working on Africa – both in and out of government service – I have seen criticism of what many have described as a deficient U.S. policy toward Africa. To some extent, our government’s Africa policies and actions certainly have...

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Why the Marshall Plan is Not a Model for Africa

There have been appeals for quite some time for a “Marshall Plan” for Africa to help governments on the continent and their populations to advance to a point where poverty is minimized and economic progress on the continent can be...

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Land Is Not Enough

Land Is Not Enough There are an increasing number of people in the African Diaspora who want to start farming in Africa. They usually possess land they think can become profitable with a poultry farm or fruit/vegetable farm. There is merit in...

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Energizing Diaspora Linkages

By Gregory Simpkins Senior Advisor U.S. Agency for International Development Efforts to join Africans and their Diaspora are not new. Building on the Pan-African movement of the late 19th century, Marcus Garvey, founder of what was...

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African Merchants Association Signs Historic Trade Agreement

BLADENSBURG, MD – November 30, 2020 – The African Merchants Association, a business organization of more than 100 wholesalers and retailers who purchase and sell Africa products, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African...

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