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U.S. assistance in the Sahel

United States. Congress. House. Staff Study Mission to Niger, Upper Volta, Mali, and Senegal.

U.S. assistance in the Sahel

report of a Staff Study Mission to Niger, Upper Volta, Mali, and Senegal, October 26-November 20, 1978, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives

by United States. Congress. House. Staff Study Mission to Niger, Upper Volta, Mali, and Senegal.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic assistance, American -- Sahel.,
  • Food relief, American -- Sahel.,
  • Sahel -- Economic conditions.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[prepared by Gerald E. Pitchford, Stephen D. Nelson, and Nathaniel Fields].
    ContributionsPitchford, Gerald E., Nelson, Stephen D., Fields, Nathaniel., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 64 p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17798182M

      The US has "paused" military aid to Mali, a key ally against Islamist militants in the Sahel, a US diplomat has told the Guardian, in a move that could hamper efforts to curb al-Qaida's north. For the fourth year in a row, USAID sponsored the Mogadishu Book Fair in support of this Somali-driven campaign for literacy and learning. From August local and international authors awed their audience with readings and discussions; thousands of books were exhibited and bought by enthusiastic youth; artistic groups performed on stage; and hundreds of children witnessed.

      Allowing more flexibility in food aid procurement could make a world of difference in emergencies like the one facing the Sahel. In the Farm Bill, Congress funded a pilot program to test the novel idea of purchasing food aid close to its intended destination -- a practice widely used by major food aid donors and companies like preliminary results of the pilot have been very Author: Kelly Hauser. Africa’s Sahel region faces many complex and interconnected challenges. Here are some of the major ones, and how the United Nations is assisting the region in finding solutions.

    Both Morocco and Algeria have a long history of interaction with the Sahel, both to compete for influence and build on their narratives of national identity. It would be practical to include them in the renewed French and U.S. efforts to provide heightened stabilization and security assistance to Sahel states. Environment and geography. Chad is an arid, landlocked nation, dominated geographically by the Sahara desert, with only the south being suitable for large-scale food-growing. The lack of arable land often means that Chadian citizens see great difficulties in growing enough food for themselves or for sale, resulting in an agricultural market mainly geared towards non-edible crops such as cotton.


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The Agency for International Development (AID) is participating in a long-term effort to help the peoples of eight Central and West African countries, called the Sahel, protect themselves from the vagaries of nature by providing assistance in the achievement of some measure of.

Get this from a library. U.S. development assistance to the Sahel--progress and problems: report to the Congress. [United States. General Accounting Office.] -- The Agency for International Development (AID) is participating in a long-term effort to help the peoples of eight Central and West African countries, called the Sahel, protect themselves from the.

The Sahel (/ s ə ˈ h ɛ l /, sāḥil; ساحل Arabic pronunciation: "coast, shore") is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south.

Having a semi-arid climate, it stretches across the south-central latitudes of Northern Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red name is derived from the. Ž AID’s Sahel Development Program is unique among U.S.

development efforts because it is a long-term commitment to a multinational effort with a regional focus and it receives separate line item funding within the AID budget.

The multinational Club/CILSS framework has been controversial and its effectiveness. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY October 30 United States Pledging Up To $60 Million In New Support For Security Assistance In The Sahel Region Defeating terrorism depends on making sure terrorist organizations cannot have safe havens on any continent.

U.S. strategic interests in Africa’s Sahel have been marginal for decades, but there is a strong case for expanding ties with regional allies to quell a spreading security threat, write J. Peter. Sub-Saharan Africa has long been a strategic backwater for American foreign policy.

Until the mids, American engagement in the region was sporadic and limited to areas of Cold War conflict or humanitarian r, the October deaths of four U.S. Green Berets and five Nigerien soldiers in Niger has thrown a public spotlight on a growing U.S. military presence in Africa. The Government of France is poised to readjust its military presence in the Sahel region of Africa.

Prompted by perceived terrorist threats and risks to French and European interests, the re-organization may have significant implications for future U.S. Government policy and French-American cooperation in.

The Pan-Sahel Initiative, according to a November 7,by the Office of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State, was "a State-led effort to assist Mali, Niger, Chad, and Mauritania in detecting and responding to suspicious movement of people and goods across and within their borders through training, equipment and cooperation.

Its goals support two U.S. national security interests in. In FYthe U.S. government provided more than $ million in humanitarian assistance to the Sahel to support agriculture, food security, nutrition, and other activities, as well as conflict-affected people in Mali, as well as Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger.

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO THE SAHEL IN *. In the U.S. established its Pan Sahel Initiative (PSI) aimed to improve the intelligence and border security capability of some Sahelian countries. [1] Later, ina much larger program labeled the Trans-Saharan Counter Terrorism Initiative (TSCTI) involved economic, political, diplomatic, and military components.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY October 30 United States Pledging Up To $60 Million In New Support For Security Assistance In The Sahel Region Defeating terrorism depends on making sure terrorist organizations cannot have safe havens on any continent.

To that end, pending consultation with. Last week, the U.S. State Department appointed J. Peter Pham as the first U.S. special envoy for the Sahel region.

Pham will “maximize U.S. diplomatic efforts in support of security and. Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC Octo United States Pledging up to $60 Million in New Support for Security Assistance in the Sahel Region Defeating terrorism depends on making sure terrorist organizations cannot have safe havens on any continent.

To that end, pending consultation with Congress, the United States. And in Aprila group of 12 U.S. soldiers carried out a limited mission to train Nigerian soldiers at a military compound north of Abuja.

Chad. In Maythe U.S. deployed 80 Air Force troops to Chad on a limited mission to assist in the search for the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram. U.S. officials have warned that the security situation in the Sahel region is rapidly deteriorating.

They said attacks claimed by Islamic militants against civilians and military targets have. The new strategy seems far less a “strategy” and much more akin to a “philosophy” for engagement in Africa.

The Trump Administration’s new “Africa Strategy” has gotten a lot of press, much of it negative, since National Security Advisor John Bolton announced it on December 13 th, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The first comment that the announcement warrants. U.S. military support to the French in the Sahel has been ongoing since at least commencing with U.S. efforts to assist the French in their anti-terrorist intervention in Mali.

While there does not appear to be a formal headquarters located in Africa to coordinate this support, more localized, expeditionary efforts centered on tasks and.

New Opportunities for U.S. Universities in Development Assistance: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environment (OTA-BP-F; ), by United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment page images at HathiTrust. In Dilemmas of Foreign Aid: Debating U.S.

Policies, students explore the history of U.S. foreign assistance and the institutions that distribute aid today. Readings, case studies, and primary sources prepare students to consider the trade-offs of foreign aid and articulate their own views on the future direction of U.S.

policy.David H. Shinn is the former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso and teaches international affairs at George Washington University. He is coauthor of The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia. Joshua Eisenman is Senior Fellow in China Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council, a PhD candidate in political science at UCLA, and teaches.On Decem the U.S.

Embassy marked International Human Rights Day and the conclusion of the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign by hosting a discussion with acclaimed Cameroonian author Djaili Amadou Amal about her advocacy for women and girls’ rights in the Sahel region.

Mrs. Amal highlighted how socio-cultural and economic constraints lead to.