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President of Republic of Congo calls for deeper U.S.-Africa ties

President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo called for a renewal of relations between the U.S. and Africa in an address Thursday, Aug. 1, at the National Press Club.

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International celebrity Akon convenes leaders to rebuild and rethink Africa

During President Obama’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, will convene the first annual “Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference” featuring African heads of state, including

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President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso to address Newsmaker Aug. 7

President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso will assess the results of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 in the Zenger Room.

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From the President's Desk

The Importance of Supporting Scholarship

The most satisfying aspect of being National Press Club president is informing the winners of three major scholarships awarded each year.

We heard from the 2014 winners at the annual NPC Journalism Awards dinner on July 30, and each expressed deep appreciation for the scholarships, which will enable them to pursue their studies to advance their professional goals in journalism.

None of these scholarships would be made possible were it not for the major fundraising efforts by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club.

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