For Immediate Release
June 27, 2003
KEY POINTS: US-AFRICA PARTNERSHIP
Peace and Security
The President urges the nine nations involved in the 5 year war
in Congo to support the establishment of a transitional government by
President Taylor of Liberia must step down and the country must
move toward a comprehensive peace agreement.
In Sudan, both sides in the civil war must make their final
commitment to peace.
The United States will devote $100 million over the next 15
months to help Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, and Tanzania increase
their counter-terrorism efforts.
Health and Literacy
The $5 billion AIDS package approved by Congress will prevent 7
million new HIV infections, treat at least 2 million people with life
extending drugs and provide humane care for 10 million HIV-infected
individuals and AIDS orphans.
This year the U.S. will provide more than $800 million for the
food emergencies on the continent.
The U.S. is committing $200 million over five years to train
more than 420,000 teachers in Africa, to provide scholarships to
250,000 African girls, and to partner historically black universities
in America in bringing 4 million textbooks to African children.
Aid and Trade
The President has proposed a 50 percent increase in America's
core development assistance through the Millennium Challenge Account.
The President is calling on Congress to extend the African
Growth and Opportunity Act through 2008, to give businesses the
confidence to make long-term investments in Africa.
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