Over time, a total of 33 African countries could receive full debt relief. President Bush launched the Millennium Challenge Account as a new model to support governments that commit to rule justly, invest in people, and encourage economic freedom. This will strengthen financial markets, mobilize domestic and foreign investment, and help spur job creation and economic growth.

To date, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has signed seven compacts with African countries totaling .4 billion to fight poverty through economic growth. To date, OPIC had supported several investment funds that are mobilizing roughly

Over time, a total of 33 African countries could receive full debt relief. President Bush launched the Millennium Challenge Account as a new model to support governments that commit to rule justly, invest in people, and encourage economic freedom. This will strengthen financial markets, mobilize domestic and foreign investment, and help spur job creation and economic growth.To date, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has signed seven compacts with African countries totaling $2.4 billion to fight poverty through economic growth. To date, OPIC had supported several investment funds that are mobilizing roughly $1.3 billion in private investment for the continent.Through AEI, more than one million textbooks and learning materials have been provided.

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Over time, a total of 33 African countries could receive full debt relief. President Bush launched the Millennium Challenge Account as a new model to support governments that commit to rule justly, invest in people, and encourage economic freedom. This will strengthen financial markets, mobilize domestic and foreign investment, and help spur job creation and economic growth.

To date, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has signed seven compacts with African countries totaling $2.4 billion to fight poverty through economic growth. To date, OPIC had supported several investment funds that are mobilizing roughly $1.3 billion in private investment for the continent.

.3 billion in private investment for the continent.

America continues to work closely with local partners to address remaining security challenges in Africa.

America will also stand with all in Africa who live under tyranny. is partnering with the AU and member states to support the establishment of an African Standby Force.

The United States is proud to be the world's largest donor of food assistance.

The United States' humanitarian food aid totaled more than $1.7 billion in FY 2007, and our emergency food aid reached about 23 million people in 30 countries.

President Bush continues to support democratic transitions in many African countries such as Liberia and Mauritania, strengthening democratic institutions in post-conflict countries, such as the DRC and Burundi, and assisting civil society organizations across Africa in combating gender-based violence, trafficking in persons, and other human rights violations. Throughout the campaign, more than 1.6 million bed nets were distributed.

In February 2006, the MCC signed a five-year, 7 million compact with the Government of Benin.The President worked with Congress to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). In 2006, President Bush launched the African Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI), which will provide 0 million over five years to support increased trade and investment in Africa. has committed

In February 2006, the MCC signed a five-year, $307 million compact with the Government of Benin.The President worked with Congress to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). In 2006, President Bush launched the African Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI), which will provide $200 million over five years to support increased trade and investment in Africa. has committed $1.6 billion to trade capacity building assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa, including $505 million in FY 2007 alone.Thanks in part to AGOA, over 98 percent of African exports to the U. Four regional Global Competitiveness Hubs are the primary implementers of AGCI and are located in Ghana and Senegal for West Africa, Botswana for Southern Africa and Kenya for East and Central Africa. This assistance is helping African governments to reduce barriers to trade and African businesses, workers, and farmers to benefit more fully from global trade.President Kikwete and the first lady of Tanzania were the first to be tested.As a PMI focus country, Tanzania has seen the number of malaria cases among children on the island of Zanzibar drop by 95 percent between 20.Too many nations continue to follow either the paternalistic notion that treats African countries as charity cases, or a model of exploitation that seeks to buy up their resources. The United States is treating the leaders of Africa as equal partners, asking them to set clear goals, and expecting them to produce measurable results. She announced the distribution of hundreds of thousands of new textbooks to children in Senegal, announced the first grant through PMI to the Inter-Religious Campaign against malaria in Mozambique, and launched the first U. Government-funded Play Pump in Zambia, which uses the energy of children at play to help provide access to clean water. Bush has also participated in roundtable discussions on women's empowerment in several African countries to highlight the Administration's steadfast commitment to justice for women.

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In February 2006, the MCC signed a five-year, $307 million compact with the Government of Benin.

The President worked with Congress to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). In 2006, President Bush launched the African Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI), which will provide $200 million over five years to support increased trade and investment in Africa. has committed $1.6 billion to trade capacity building assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa, including $505 million in FY 2007 alone.

Thanks in part to AGOA, over 98 percent of African exports to the U. Four regional Global Competitiveness Hubs are the primary implementers of AGCI and are located in Ghana and Senegal for West Africa, Botswana for Southern Africa and Kenya for East and Central Africa. This assistance is helping African governments to reduce barriers to trade and African businesses, workers, and farmers to benefit more fully from global trade.

President Kikwete and the first lady of Tanzania were the first to be tested.

As a PMI focus country, Tanzania has seen the number of malaria cases among children on the island of Zanzibar drop by 95 percent between 20.

Too many nations continue to follow either the paternalistic notion that treats African countries as charity cases, or a model of exploitation that seeks to buy up their resources. The United States is treating the leaders of Africa as equal partners, asking them to set clear goals, and expecting them to produce measurable results. She announced the distribution of hundreds of thousands of new textbooks to children in Senegal, announced the first grant through PMI to the Inter-Religious Campaign against malaria in Mozambique, and launched the first U. Government-funded Play Pump in Zambia, which uses the energy of children at play to help provide access to clean water. Bush has also participated in roundtable discussions on women's empowerment in several African countries to highlight the Administration's steadfast commitment to justice for women.

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In February 2006, the MCC signed a five-year, $307 million compact with the Government of Benin.

The President worked with Congress to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). In 2006, President Bush launched the African Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI), which will provide $200 million over five years to support increased trade and investment in Africa. has committed $1.6 billion to trade capacity building assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa, including $505 million in FY 2007 alone.

Thanks in part to AGOA, over 98 percent of African exports to the U. Four regional Global Competitiveness Hubs are the primary implementers of AGCI and are located in Ghana and Senegal for West Africa, Botswana for Southern Africa and Kenya for East and Central Africa. This assistance is helping African governments to reduce barriers to trade and African businesses, workers, and farmers to benefit more fully from global trade.

President Kikwete and the first lady of Tanzania were the first to be tested.

.6 billion to trade capacity building assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa, including 5 million in FY 2007 alone.Thanks in part to AGOA, over 98 percent of African exports to the U. Four regional Global Competitiveness Hubs are the primary implementers of AGCI and are located in Ghana and Senegal for West Africa, Botswana for Southern Africa and Kenya for East and Central Africa. This assistance is helping African governments to reduce barriers to trade and African businesses, workers, and farmers to benefit more fully from global trade.President Kikwete and the first lady of Tanzania were the first to be tested.As a PMI focus country, Tanzania has seen the number of malaria cases among children on the island of Zanzibar drop by 95 percent between 20.Too many nations continue to follow either the paternalistic notion that treats African countries as charity cases, or a model of exploitation that seeks to buy up their resources. The United States is treating the leaders of Africa as equal partners, asking them to set clear goals, and expecting them to produce measurable results. She announced the distribution of hundreds of thousands of new textbooks to children in Senegal, announced the first grant through PMI to the Inter-Religious Campaign against malaria in Mozambique, and launched the first U. Government-funded Play Pump in Zambia, which uses the energy of children at play to help provide access to clean water. Bush has also participated in roundtable discussions on women's empowerment in several African countries to highlight the Administration's steadfast commitment to justice for women.