USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $4.3 million in new election-related support for Sudan

The U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power on Tuesday announced $4.3 million in additional election-related assistance for Sudan as the country continues its transition toward civilian-led democratic rule following the 2019 citizen revolution that overthrew the nearly 30-year dictatorship of former President Omar al-Bashir.

US aid chief Samantha Power visits Tigrayan refugees in Eastern Sudan

On the third day of her trip to Sudan, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Um Rakuba refugee camp in Gedaref State to meet with refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, representatives of Sudanese communities hosting the refugees, and U.S. government humanitarian partners responding to the crisis.

IMF governors approve historic $650 billion special drawing rights allocation to boost global liquidity but only $21 billion will go to low-income countries and $400 billion to rich nations

The $650 billion SDR issuance will deliver almost $400 billion in added reserves to the world’s richest economies, $230 billion to middle-income countries, and $21 billion to low-income countries, an allocation Oxfam International says "reproduces the global financial system’s gaping inequalities" with more than 60 percent of SDRs going to rich countries while low-income countries will get just 3 percent.

Nigeria receives four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by U.S. to help beat pandemic

The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of the 80 million doses globally to Africa.  

Outrage as bodies with gunshot wounds and hands bound are found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray region and Sudan as U.S. aid chief visits Ethiopia to end devastating war and famine

people apparently fleeing the war in Ethiopia's Tigray region had been found floating in the river between Sudan and Ethiopia.

In Ethiopia, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $720 million for COVID-19 response and recovery worldwide

. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday announced approximately $720 million in new funding from the American Rescue Plan to expand and intensify the fight against COVID-19 abroad, respond to humanitarian crises exacerbated by COVID-19, and support a global recovery while preparing for future pandemic threats.

USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $4.3 million in new election-related support for Sudan

The U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power on Tuesday announced $4.3 million in additional election-related assistance for Sudan as the country continues its transition toward civilian-led democratic rule following the 2019 citizen revolution that overthrew the nearly 30-year dictatorship of former President Omar al-Bashir.

US aid chief Samantha Power visits Tigrayan refugees in Eastern Sudan

On the third day of her trip to Sudan, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Um Rakuba refugee camp in Gedaref State to meet with refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, representatives of Sudanese communities hosting the refugees, and U.S. government humanitarian partners responding to the crisis.

IMF governors approve historic $650 billion special drawing rights allocation to boost global liquidity but only $21 billion will go to low-income countries and $400 billion to rich nations

The $650 billion SDR issuance will deliver almost $400 billion in added reserves to the world’s richest economies, $230 billion to middle-income countries, and $21 billion to low-income countries, an allocation Oxfam International says "reproduces the global financial system’s gaping inequalities" with more than 60 percent of SDRs going to rich countries while low-income countries will get just 3 percent.

Nigeria receives four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by U.S. to help beat pandemic

The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of the 80 million doses globally to Africa.  

IMF governors approve historic $650 billion special drawing rights allocation to boost global liquidity but only $21 billion will go to low-income countries and $400 billion to rich nations

The $650 billion SDR issuance will deliver almost $400 billion in added reserves to the world’s richest economies, $230 billion to middle-income countries, and $21 billion to low-income countries, an allocation Oxfam International says "reproduces the global financial system’s gaping inequalities" with more than 60 percent of SDRs going to rich countries while low-income countries will get just 3 percent.

Nigeria receives four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by U.S. to help beat pandemic

The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of the 80 million doses globally to Africa.  

White House details new steps Biden is taking to prevent mass eviction of Americans

The White House on Monday detailed the steps it is taking to prevent mass eviction of Americans affected by the coronavirus economic turmoil.

Outrage as bodies with gunshot wounds and hands bound are found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray region and Sudan as U.S. aid chief visits Ethiopia to end devastating war and famine

people apparently fleeing the war in Ethiopia's Tigray region had been found floating in the river between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Biden administration expands U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) access for certain Afghan nationals and their eligible family members

The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday announced a Priority 2 (P-2) designation granting U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) access for certain Afghan nationals and their eligible family members.

Parents, read everything the White House just said about reopening U.S. schools safely amid COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding America with equity

The Administration has taken decisive action to support the safe reopening of schools for in-person instruction and to address the pandemic’s disparate impact on students of color and other underserved students. As families across the country eagerly anticipate a return to school, the Administration is determined to ensure that our schools and students not only recover from the pandemic, but that we Build Back Better for the future.

Ramaphosa says three million South Africans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, 7.5 million shots administered and 5.66 million doses received from U.S.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday disclosed that around three million South Africans have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus from about 7.5 million shots administered nationwide. An average of 220,000 people are vaccinated in South Africa every day, he said.

US aid chief Samantha Power meets with Sudanese leaders, democracy activists in Khartoum

US aid chief Samantha Power on Sunday met with Sudanese leaders and democracy activists in Khartoum on the second day of her visit to Sudan.

Biden dispatches top diplomat Victoria Nuland to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania and Niger to meet with 3 presidents, strengthen ties

U.S. State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Niger from July 31 to August 6, the department announced on Sunday.

Commonwealth “closely monitoring” Twitter ban and allegations of “repression in Nigeria”

Commonwealth is “closely monitoring developments around suspension of Twitter, and allegations of repression of the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, media freedom, as well as disregard for the rule of law in Nigeria.”

In Ethiopia, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $720 million for COVID-19 response and recovery worldwide

. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday announced approximately $720 million in new funding from the American Rescue Plan to expand and intensify the fight against COVID-19 abroad, respond to humanitarian crises exacerbated by COVID-19, and support a global recovery while preparing for future pandemic threats.

Ramaphosa says three million South Africans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, 7.5 million shots administered and 5.66 million doses received from U.S.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday disclosed that around three million South Africans have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus from about 7.5 million shots administered nationwide. An average of 220,000 people are vaccinated in South Africa every day, he said.

US aid chief Samantha Power meets with Sudanese leaders, democracy activists in Khartoum

US aid chief Samantha Power on Sunday met with Sudanese leaders and democracy activists in Khartoum on the second day of her visit to Sudan.

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In Ethiopia, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $720 million for COVID-19 response and recovery worldwide

. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday announced approximately $720 million in new funding from the American Rescue Plan to expand and intensify the fight against COVID-19 abroad, respond to humanitarian crises exacerbated by COVID-19, and support a global recovery while preparing for future pandemic threats.

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $4.3 million in new election-related support for Sudan

The U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power on Tuesday announced $4.3 million in additional election-related assistance for Sudan as the country continues its transition toward civilian-led democratic rule following the 2019 citizen revolution that overthrew the nearly 30-year dictatorship of former President Omar al-Bashir.

US aid chief Samantha Power visits Tigrayan refugees in Eastern Sudan

On the third day of her trip to Sudan, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Um Rakuba refugee camp in Gedaref State to meet with refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, representatives of Sudanese communities hosting the refugees, and U.S. government humanitarian partners responding to the crisis.

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In Ethiopia, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $720 million for COVID-19 response and recovery worldwide

. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday announced approximately $720 million in new funding from the American Rescue Plan to expand and intensify the fight against COVID-19 abroad, respond to humanitarian crises exacerbated by COVID-19, and support a global recovery while preparing for future pandemic threats.

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $4.3 million in new election-related support for Sudan

The U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power on Tuesday announced $4.3 million in additional election-related assistance for Sudan as the country continues its transition toward civilian-led democratic rule following the 2019 citizen revolution that overthrew the nearly 30-year dictatorship of former President Omar al-Bashir.

US aid chief Samantha Power visits Tigrayan refugees in Eastern Sudan

On the third day of her trip to Sudan, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power traveled to Um Rakuba refugee camp in Gedaref State to meet with refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, representatives of Sudanese communities hosting the refugees, and U.S. government humanitarian partners responding to the crisis.

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In Ethiopia, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $720 million for COVID-19 response and recovery worldwide

. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday announced approximately $720 million in new funding from the American Rescue Plan to expand and intensify the fight against COVID-19 abroad, respond to humanitarian crises exacerbated by COVID-19, and support a global recovery while preparing for future pandemic threats.

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power announces $4.3 million in new election-related support for Sudan

The U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power on Tuesday announced $4.3 million in additional election-related assistance for Sudan as the country continues its transition toward civilian-led democratic rule following the 2019 citizen revolution that overthrew the nearly 30-year dictatorship of former President Omar al-Bashir.

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IMF governors approve historic $650 billion special drawing rights allocation to boost global liquidity but only $21 billion will go to low-income countries and $400 billion to rich nations

The $650 billion SDR issuance will deliver almost $400 billion in added reserves to the world’s richest economies, $230 billion to middle-income countries, and $21 billion to low-income countries, an allocation Oxfam International says "reproduces the global financial system’s gaping inequalities" with more than 60 percent of SDRs going to rich countries while low-income countries will get just 3 percent.

Top 10 leading venture capital firms failing to respect human rights, damning report by Amnesty International says

Venture capitalists, who invest in companies with potential growth, play a decisive role in shaping the future of technology, and with it the future of economies, politics, societies and human rights. And yet there is "woefully little effort by VC firms to ensure they are not investing in companies whose products and services may be causing or contributing to human rights abuses," the global human rights organization wrote.
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This year, USAID, the Agency that I have the privilege of running, turns 60. And for those 60 years, the U.S.’ relationship with the continent of Africa has largely been the same. It is a relationship rooted in foreign assistance—in the U.S. working with partner countries to develop their institutions, and investing in education, healthcare, agriculture, and energy, to support Africans’ pursuit of what has been extraordinary progress.  

IMF approves $689.5 million financial arrangements for Cameroon

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved three-year arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Cameroon for about $ 689.5 million to support the country’s economic and financial reform program.

IMF approves fresh $553.2 million financial support for Gabon

xecutive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Gabon for about $553.2 million "to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and support the implementation of the authorities’ 2021–23 Economic Recovery Strategy." The board’s approval allows for an immediate disbursement equivalent to US$115.25 million for budget support.

White House says Biden’s economic plan “is working” as consumer confidence hits highest level since February 2020

The White House on Tuesday said President Joseph R. Biden's economic plan is working after the Consumer Confidence Index – a measure of consumers’ assessments of the economy – hit its highest level since February 2020.

IMF approves disbursement of $44.2 million to Sierra Leone to support recovery from COVID-19 economic turmoil

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday approved a new disbursement of $44.2 million to Sierra Leone to support "the government’s policy and reform efforts aimed at reinforcing the country’s recovery from the pandemic, preserving macroeconomic stability, and sustaining inclusive long-term growth."

U.S., World Bank Group agree to “coordinate action” to “alleviate suffering” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

The discussions took place on Thursday when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power met virtually with World Bank Group (WBG) President David Malpass.

Without urgent action, COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have “lasting and profound impact” on socio-economic recovery in low- and lower-middle income countries, new report warns

In a joint statement on Thursday, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Oxford warned that COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have "a lasting and profound impact on socio-economic recovery in low- and lower-middle income countries without urgent action to boost supply and assure equitable access for every country."

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