News December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

3 things the U.S. will cut back from Africa in its new strategy

Ismail Akwei December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am | News

South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (R) and rebel leader Riek Machar (L)

Reevaluation of aid offered to some African countries

The United States is cutting aid to some African countries including Sudan whose government it finds troublesome.

“Under our new Africa strategy, we will target U.S. funding toward key countries and particular strategic objectives. All U.S. aid on the continent will advance U.S. interests, and help African nations move toward self-reliance,” says the national security adviser John Bolton.

He added that the United States is reviewing its assistance to South Sudan and will not provide loans or resources to a South Sudanese government “led by the same morally bankrupt leaders, who perpetuate the horrific violence and immense human suffering in South Sudan.”

He also stated that countries that “repeatedly” vote against the United States in international forums or “take action counter to U.S. interests” are not entitled to U.S. aid.

This decision will affect the independence of African countries at international level where they have to take strategic position on issues. 

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