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USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States federal government organization responsible for most non-military foreign aid. An independent federal agency, it receives overall foreign policy guidance from the United States Secretary of State and seeks to "extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country..." Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Time to help Alan Gross

Dec 04 - Politico

USAID silences 'Elmo' in Pakistan

Jun 06, 2012 - Politico

Kenya: Blueprint to Prevent Cybercrime Launched

Nov 23, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Uganda: Agribusiness Gets Sh63 Billion Support

Sep 15, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Rwanda: U.S Company Hired to Expand Local Roads

Sep 05, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Uganda: Work On Gulu-Juba Road Begins

Feb 16, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Articles About USAID

Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man whom local residents said died of Ebola virus in Monrovia September 11, 2014.
Ebola Infects Over 4,000 In West Africa

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The Ebola virus is on the rampage, especially in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (Sep 13)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, SENEGAL

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro drinks water during a meeting with students at Havana's University
Is Zunzuneo, Cuba’s Version of Twitter, a Secret U.S. Creation?

By IBTimes AU

If China has Weibo, Cuba has Zunzuneo, the communist country's version of popular microblogging site Twitter. The setting up of alternative microblogging site is seen as the response of socialist governments that could not deny their citizens th... (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, WHITE HOUSE, CUBA, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, CONGRESS

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter takes off from FOB Bostick in eastern Afghanistan's Naray district
Afghanistan Cracks Down on Commercials that Favour U.S. Troops

By Reuters

The Afghan government, increasingly at odds with Washington, is cracking down on advertisements that promote keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014 and has already shut down a spot aired by the country's most widely watched broadcasters. (Jan 23)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, ADVERTISING, ATTORNEY GENERAL

Top 10 Worst Things Donated in Disasters: Debunking the Myth of Donations

By IBTimes AU

With disasters brought about by natural calamities occurring more frequently these past few years including the recent Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that destroyed homes, livelihood and towns in the Philippines, it is nice to know how much help the ... (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, DISASTERS, MANAGEMENT

UPDATE Typhoon Haiyan: Web Site Detailing Incoming Foreign Aid for Typhoon Victims Launched

By IBTimes AU

The Philippine government has launched on Sunday a Web site which contains the details of the international aid the country has been receiving for the victims and survivors of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT

CGD After Haiyan: 'Let's Not Help the Philippines Like We Helped Haiti'

By IBTimes AU

The Center for Global Development's (CGD) Vijaya Ramachandran and Owen Barder have noted that the international community should not help the Philippines after it was hit by Haiyan the way it responded to Haiti after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in 2010. (Nov 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, STORM, EARTHQUAKE

UPDATE: 2,357 Current Death Toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda); World Unites, Responds to Philippines’ Call of Mercy (Photos)

By IBTimes AU

It takes a natural disaster of major catastrophic proportions like Category 5 super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) for the world to literally stop, forget its selfish cares and unite for a common good. (Nov 14)

MORE TOPICS: SEC, CALIFORNIA, UNITED NATIONS, TSUNAMI

Afghan Businessman Haji Khalil Zadran 'Channels Aid Millions into Hands of Haqqani Insurgents'

By IBTimes UK

Afghan businessman Haji Khalil Zadran still has contracts with international donors, despite claims of funding rebels. (Oct 23, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, NEW YORK

U.S. launches push to boost women's role in Afghanistan

By Reuters UK

The United States will launch on Thursday a $200 million (132 million pounds) program to boost the role of women in Afghan society, a figure that could double with international support, the head of the U.S. government's main aid agency said. (Jul 18, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ELECTIONS, INVESTMENT

Obama heads to South Africa with Mandela on his mind

By Reuters UK

U.S. President Barack Obama heads to South Africa on Friday hoping to see ailing icon Nelson Mandela, after wrapping up a visit to Senegal that focused on improving food security and promoting democratic institutions. (Jun 28, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, GEORGE W. BUSH, WHITE HOUSE, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, GHANA