Africa: Donald Trump’s Cuts In Aid To Africa Draws Hard Opposition


Africa: Donald Trump’s Cuts in Aid to Africa Draws Hard Opposition

Photo: allafrica.comCheryl L. Anderson, Acting Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID and Donald Yamamoto, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, testifying before Congress on the Trump administration’s FY2018 Africa budget.

By Kevin J. Kelley
Two State Department officials were thrown on the defensive as members of the US Congress denounced the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts for programmes in Africa.
The Republican chairman of a US House subcommittee on Africa joined his Democratic colleagues in criticising Mr Trump’s intention to sharply reduce food aid and to scale back other initiatives benefiting sub-Saharan countries, including Kenya.

Donald Yamamoto, acting assistant …

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