Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-07-31T15:22:00-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad 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 Obama: Slaughter of Christians a Misunderstanding tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016305d46006970d 2012-05-25T13:34:05-04:00 2013-05-26T19:52:05-04:00 The violence in northern Nigeria is mistakenly viewed as a religious conflict rather than simply a tribal dispute over land, according to the Obama administration. Steve Peacock Obama: Slaughter of Christians a misunderstanding tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168eba48756970c 2012-05-20T20:05:28-04:00 2012-05-20T20:05:28-04:00 My latest contribution to WND.com: "Obama: Slaughter of Christians a misunderstanding; Pricey 'knowledge generation' project aims to reduce such conflicts." Steve Peacock House Panel Presses Clinton to Designate Nigerian Jihadist Group as Terrorists tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016305a80bdc970d 2012-05-19T14:06:01-04:00 2012-05-19T16:00:44-04:00 The U.S. Department of State must explain to Congress if it fails to designate Boko Haram, an Islamic jihadist group, as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization," or FTO, according to amended legislation a House panel approved Thursday. Steve Peacock U.S.-Funded Project Aims to Reverse lmpact of Oligarchy on Nigerian Society tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201630570ca01970d 2012-05-10T09:34:29-04:00 2012-05-10T09:34:29-04:00 Up to $20 million could get infused into a project whose goal is to reverse the effects of “decades of authoritarian leadership in Nigeria,” USAID revealed today. Steve Peacock