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Gandomi plays key role in U.S. efforts to counter African extremist group

U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi said the State Department's Jonathan Gamdoni worked on the frontlines in coordinating efforts to counter The Lord's Resistance Army.

Tags: Jonathan Gandomi , State Department , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Andy Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa, USAID

Nearly a year ago, the White House promised it would help sub-Saharan Africa turn the lights on. More than two-thirds of people there live without electricity. The Power Africa initiative includes a dozen federal agencies, six African countries and corporate partners. Andy Herscowitz coordinates the effort on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the initiative.

Tags: Andy Herscowitz , Power Africa , USAID , Federal Drive , electricity

Friday - 05/16/2014, 01:52pm EDT

Unrest in Africa growing

The Pentagon says almost 300 Marines have been moved to a naval air station in Sicily in response to the growing unrest in Africa. There is trouble in Sudan, the Central African Republic, Libya and Nigeria. The U.S. is using surveillance drones in the search for the kidnapped Nigerian girls. Officials say at least one Global Hawk surveillance drone is in use, in addition to manned MC-12 aircraft.

Tags: United States , unrest , Sudan , Central African Republic , Libya , Nigeria , kidnapping , drones , Global Hawk , MC-12

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:11pm EDT

Inquiry in Guinea

The U.N. set up an international inquiry into a bloody crackdown on protesters in Guinea last month. Gunmen used live rounds against anti-government protesters on Sept. 28 in a stadium in Guinea's capital Conakry. The violence killed 157 people and wounded more than a thousand, according to a local rights group. Tensions after the violence have led France to advise its citizens to leave the West African country and the United States to withdraw diplomats' families.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Guinea , France , United States ,

Monday - 10/19/2009, 11:45am EDT

USAID leverages social media for famine awareness

Haley Van Dyck, USAID's director of digital strategy and engagement, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new project.

Tags: USAID , Haley Van Dyck , social media , technology

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:31am EDT

Trip to Africa may net jobs, economic growth for Frederick

Residents of rural Africa may soon have systems that provide power for water wells, communications and more through Maryland-based companies.

Tags: jobs , economy , Global Trade & Development Consulting Inc. , Guy Djoken , Yonnas Kefle ,

Saturday - 02/19/2011, 11:54am EST

Local teen gathers bikes to send to Africa

How much of a difference can a 10-year-old really make in the life of a child thousands of miles away? A pretty big one if that 10-year-old is Winston Duncan.

Tags: bicycle , Winston Duncan , Wheels to Africa , Arne Duncan

Saturday - 12/11/2010, 04:57pm EST

How chimps use leaves might surprise you

You'll look at monkey love a little differently after reading this one.

Tags: chimpanzees , Tanzania , sex , sex toys , Jane Goodall

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 12:41pm EDT