For Immediate Release
August 24, 2006
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 June 30th.
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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