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Kenya and Tanzania face big cuts in US anti-Aids funding – Daily Nation

By Kelvin Kelley, NEW YORK,

Failure to provide essential data or to serve especially vulnerable groups will result in deep cuts in US anti-Aids funding for Kenya and Tanzania, a global development NGO said on Wednesday.

The President’s Emergency Programme for Aids Relief (Pepfar), a US initiative launched in 2003, plans to reduce spending for Kenya from 2018’s level of $505 million to $395 million in 2020. For Tanzania, Pepfar funding is set to drop from $512 million to $395 million. Read more

U.S. Government avails US$100 000 for Immediate drought assistance to Namibia

United States Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, has  announced US$100 000 (N$1.44 million) in immediate drought assistance for Namibia from USAID’s Office for Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

The funds will be used for humanitarian disaster relief with water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to be provided by the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) to targeted drought-affected communities. Read more

Ivanka Trump Announces $2 Million for Women in Ivory Coast Cocoa Industry

ADZOPE, IVORY COAST —
U.S. President Donald’s Trump’s daughter and senior White House advisor, Ivanka Trump, has announced a $2 million commitment to help women in Ivory Coast’s cocoa industry.

Speaking at Cayat, a cocoa cooperative in the town of Adzopé, Trump said Wednesday the $2 million, promised by USAID and private chocolate companies, would go toward savings associations, which are a popular way for businesswomen to gain capital in the West African country.

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Wartburg College students receive grant to help communities in Africa

Two student led projects at Wartburg College have each received $10,000 as part of the Davis Projects for Peace grants to help communities in Namibia and Sierra Leone.

“I am super excited to actually go home and give back to a community that I have lived in,” Sophomore Saffa Bockarie said. “The place I come from, they do so much of agricultural acclivity and connecting that to Iowa I say is something that I am very thankful for.” Read more

America pumps aid into Mozambique following massive cyclone

By: Kyle Rempfer

U.S. Africa Command has been allotted millions of dollars to help move aid supplies into Mozambique, which was hit by the strongest-ever cyclone in the Southern Hemisphere March 14-15.

The Pentagon has authorized AFRICOM to conduct operations in Mozambique up to April 15 at a cost of $15 million, said Brig. Gen. Robert Huston, the command’s deputy director of operations.

 

The U.S. Agency for International Development, which is the lead organ for the operation, also has provided $6.2 million so far.

Most of that money is going to fuel and other logistical costs associated with moving supplies long distances, with food and safe drinking water being among the top requirements for the 1.8 million people in urgent need of help.

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U.S. military may join Mozambique cyclone rescue, aid agencies told

U.S. military teams could join the cyclone rescue effort in Mozambique, a representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said, according to the minutes of a humanitarian meeting published on Thursday.

“The Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) will be mobilized. A military aircraft is in Maputo. The US Embassy is requesting approval to mobilize military teams to support rescue operations,” the minutes of Wednesday’s meeting showed, citing a USAID representative.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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