President Edgar Lungu has praised the United States of America for providing over US$ 3 billion towards development assistance to Zambia since its Independence in 1964.
This came to light when President Lungu held a bilateral meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa under the State Department Matthew Harrington in New York last evening.
By Tiri Masawi
Namibia’s efforts to quell effects of drought received a major boost on Wednesday when the United States of America donated food aid and material support worth US$7.6 million (N$106 million).
US will more than double money available for investment in low- and middle-income countries, many of them in Africa.
By Kaelyn Forde
Eleven heads of state and government and more than 1,000 business leaders are meeting in Mozambique this week for the US-Africa Business Summit ahead of the launch of a new, ambitious $60bn United States investment agency that some analysts are calling a “once-in-a-generational opportunity” for the continent as well as a bid by the administration of US President Donald Trump to directly counter China’s influence there. Read more
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
The U.S. Ambassador has launched the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite at the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi.
Stephanie S. Sullivan lauded the combined efforts of all partners in successfully launching the new Center. Read more
46 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.
Ambassador Michael Raynor administered the oath of service to 46 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa yesterday.
These Volunteers will be working on community-based engagement in the areas of health, agriculture and education in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP regions.
The United States of America has announced the launch of its new two-year US$4 million project for for Ethiopia to help improve and strengthen institutions working in areas of rule of law.
Feteh (justice), is a program funded by the US Agency For International Development (USAID) and will provide support for the Attorney General’s office and the Supreme Court’s efforts to expand their independent decision-making and oversight capacities.