Africa: U.S. Foreign Assistance Issues [Updated August 2, 2002]   [open pdf - 78KB]

"'The Bush Administration is requesting just over $1 billion in Development Assistance (DA) for sub-Saharan Africa in FY2003, as compared with an estimated $887 million going to the region in FY2002. The request for aid through the Economic Support Fund (ESF), however, has dropped to $77 million from estimated ESF assistance of $100 million in FY2002. […] In a July 26, 2002 report on the food security crisis in southern Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development reported that to date in FY2002, the United States has provided $144.6 million in emergency humanitarian assistance, primarily food aid, to the region. On June 27, the G-8 countries meeting in Canada pledged $6 billion in aid to African countries undertaking reforms in accordance with the New Partnership for Africa's Development [NEPAD]. Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, a NEPAD leader, said he was 'satisfied' with the pledge, but critics said it included little money that had not already been promised. President Bush, speaking at the Leon Sullivan Summit in Washington on June 20, promised to double U.S. aid for education in Africa, bringing total spending to $200 million over the next 5 years. The President also announced that he would visit Africa in 2003."

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