Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-03T06:26:13-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Obama Studying Spending More … In Kenya,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3fcb32602970b 2014-02-03T06:26:13-05:00 2014-02-03T06:26:13-05:00 Now that an $87 million African trade-promotion project is reaching the end of its five-year run, the Obama administration might spend millions more to decide whether it wisely invested U.S. taxpayer dollars in the venture. Steve Peacock Obama Can't Stop Spending — In Kenya!,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019aff4469c8970b 2013-09-08T17:10:36-04:00 2013-09-08T17:10:37-04:00 The Obama administration is seeking additional U.S. taxpayer funds to provide more health services to Kenyans through a massive assistance program that has already grown so “rapidly and exponentially” the U.S. government now needs help from outside contractors to oversee it. Steve Peacock Corruption a Hurdle for Obama 'Power Africa' Plan,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 Obama Hiring Contractor for African Bombs (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901e46dcb1970b 2013-07-15T13:19:53-04:00 2013-07-15T13:19:53-04:00 My latest from WND. The Obama administration continues to ramp up its military-response capabilities in Africa, where it is now looking for contractor support to transport U.S. Africa Command troops, weaponry and explosives. Steve Peacock WND: U.S. Prepares for Casualties in Africa,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 Obama Has Taxpayers Funding Graduate Programs in Uganda,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee436fa6c970d 2012-10-16T20:16:45-04:00 2012-10-16T20:17:43-04:00 The Obama administration wants U.S. taxpayers to finance the creation of energy-management doctorate and master’s degree programs at a university in the East African nation of Uganda.(A similar version of this article originally appeared via WND on Oct. 13, 2012. Rights have revereted back to the author, Steve Peacock). Steve Peacock WND: Obama Has Taxpayers Funding Graduate Programs in Uganda,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3cb52f3c970c 2012-10-14T14:54:18-04:00 2012-10-14T14:54:18-04:00 The Obama administration wants U.S. taxpayers to finance the creation of energy-management doctorate and master’s degree programs at a university in the East African nation of Uganda. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks New Means of Predicting Internet Growth Overseas, from Albania to Zimbabwe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390378688970b 2011-07-27T17:23:19-04:00 2011-07-27T17:34:13-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is looking for a contractor capable of developing a new analytical model to predict Internet usage and growth -- in thirty-two foreign nations, from "A" (Albania) to "Z" (Zimbabwe). Steve Peacock $3.5 Billion "Plan Uganda" Seeks to Cut Poverty in Half -- While Reducing 'Cattle Raiding,' Too,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8883bc45970d 2011-05-18T13:29:33-04:00 2011-05-18T13:36:24-04:00 Cutting poverty by 50% in Uganda is one of the chief goals of the Obama Administration's 2011-2015 strategy for that African nation, which will receive $3.5 billion under the ambitious plan. Steve Peacock Washington Takes Action on High Gas Prices,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824079c970d 2008-05-28T00:00:00-04:00 2013-06-18T09:59:07-04:00 Rising fuel prices and truck-based shipping expenses are spelling trouble for U.S. policymakers, who now are exploring ways to strengthen, as an alternative, new highways, commercial railways and ports. Specifically, the federal government is taking action through an endeavor known as the "Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Corridor Transportation Initiative." Steve Peacock