Books and seeds
The United States planted the seeds for future education and agriculture in Nigeria when U.S. Ambassador John Campbell presented books about black Americans and American history and dedicated a special facility to store seeds for crops.
“Support for education is a high priority for the American government and represents a significant aspect of our foreign assistance around the world,” Mr. Campbell said when he donated books this month for more than 60 elementary schools in northern Nigeria.
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
c Herman von Hebel, a Dutch lawyer and deputy registrar of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He holds a 10 a.m. press conference at the National Press Club to discuss the status of prosecutions against accused war criminals in the West African nation.
c Foreign Minister Adrian Cioroianu of Romania, who meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England. On Thursday, he addresses Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
c Wu Jianmin, undersecretary-general of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, who addresses a forum sponsored by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.
c Hamidullah Farooqi, president of the Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce; Jafar Javan of the U.N. Development Program; and Muhamet Mustafa of Kosovo’s Riinvest Institute. They participate in a briefing on post-conflict reconstruction at 8:30 a.m. in Room 2261 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
c Ilmars Knagis and Benita Eglite of Latvia’s Politically Repressed Association, who attend a dedication ceremony for the Victims of Communism Memorial at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Massachusetts and New Jersey avenues Northwest and G Street Northwest.View Entire Story
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
We all eat, and food should be fun and healthful. Food Commune celebrates the food we eat, the people we eat with and the spirits we enjoy.
First over-the-counter column approved for fast and effective relief from even your worst media-induced headache.
A collection of reader guest articles, thoughts and opinions by Communities writers and breaking news and information.
Reflections on raising families in a holistic way -- with a focus on nutrition and alternative health.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall