Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad First Step of U.S.-Funded African Drought Project? Create New Bureaucracy tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3faafece6970b 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 2013-12-18T14:11:34-05:00 A $20 million Kenya-based anti-drought program continues its search for contractors to carry out the five-year endeavor for the U.S. government -- and half the estimated cost will be eaten up in Phase One, which establishes a management bureaucracy to oversee the project. Steve Peacock Corruption a Hurdle for Obama 'Power Africa' Plan tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b00e88736970c 2013-07-31T15:22:00-04:00 2013-07-31T15:22:00-04:00 President Obama’s multi-billion-dollar “Power Africa” initiative aims to double citizen access to electricity and other power sources across Sub-Saharan Africa. But it plays down the creation of a new public-private bureaucracy needed to overcome the pervasive corruption and incompetence of African governments and power utilities. Steve Peacock Corruption a Hurdle for Obama 'Power Africa' Plan (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901e81c003970b 2013-07-29T13:39:52-04:00 2013-07-29T13:39:52-04:00 President Obama’s multi-billion-dollar “Power Africa” initiative aims to double citizen access to electricity and other power sources across Sub-Saharan Africa. But it plays down the creation of a new public-private bureaucracy needed to overcome the pervasive corruption and incompetence of African governments and power utilities. Steve Peacock U.S. Prepares for Casualties in Africa tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019101cbe8f5970c 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 2013-05-04T18:49:13-04:00 The extrication of U.S. Special Forces injured in African military ventures soon will provide contractors with an additional revenue stream, now that the Obama administration plans to keep such vendors on stand-by, 24/7, for cross-continent airborne mobilization. Steve Peacock WND: U.S. Prepares for Casualties in Africa tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901baad6fa970b 2013-04-28T21:19:04-04:00 2013-04-28T21:19:04-04:00 The extrication of U.S. Special Forces injured in African military ventures soon will provide contractors with an additional revenue stream, now that the Obama administration plans to keep such vendors on stand-by, 24/7, for cross-continent airborne mobilization. Steve Peacock U.S. to Help Boost Business Competitiveness -- In Ethiopia tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3ebc5a57970c 2012-12-12T16:58:48-05:00 2012-12-12T16:58:48-05:00 A $20 million contract to spark "private sector competitiveness" in Ethiopia has been awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Steve Peacock USAID Seeks to Expand Nigerian Trade, Promote Economic Growth (NEWS BRIEFS) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c328cf924970b 2012-10-15T18:10:42-04:00 2012-10-15T18:10:42-04:00 USAID awarded an $11.8 million contract to the Arlington, Virginia-based CARANA Corporation to carry out the Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport, or NEXTT, Program (NEWS BRIEF). Steve Peacock PatriotUpdate.com: U.S. taxpayers foot bill for Ethiopian footwear push tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c31e37f3a970b 2012-09-15T18:31:56-04:00 2012-09-15T18:31:56-04:00 My latest contribution to PatriotUpdate.com, a member of the Liberty Alliance. Steve Peacock USAID Providing Millions of Textbooks to Ethiopia tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20167692422bb970b 2012-08-08T10:43:37-04:00 2012-08-08T12:12:02-04:00 Five-and-a-half million textbooks destined for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders in Ethiopia are being provided through USAID, which today revealed that it awarded a $5.9 million contract to South African company for the material. Steve Peacock Obama Administration Launching Business Competitiveness Project tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016304cb0974970d 2012-04-26T08:23:33-04:00 2012-04-26T13:22:50-04:00 Improving "private sector competitiveness" as well as increasing access to financing will help drive "sustainable economic growth" while reducing poverty, accordng to the Obama Administration. Consequently, it is launching the Finance and Business Services (FaBS) Project to achieve such goals -- in Ethiopia. Steve Peacock