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VOA: How Committed is US to Africa? $55B Worth, White House Says

FACT Executive Director Ian Gary is quoted by VOA:

“If you look at recent figures, U.S. government aid to sub-Saharan Africa has fluctuated between $6.5 and $7.5 billion a year,” said Ian Gary, executive director of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition.

“On the other hand, Africa is losing much more than that every year through illicit financial flows. So it’s important to recognize that if you want to support African development, if you want to support economic development, if you want Africa to be able to address the climate crisis and the debt crisis, we need to do our part as Americans to ensure that African governments have the resources to tackle those challenges,” Gary said.

The full, original article is accessible at VOA’s website here.