U.S. budget proposal cuts climate funding, international aid

U.S. budget proposal cuts climate funding, international aid

American officials on Tuesday released a much-awaited $37.6 billion combined budget request for the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), one that cuts more than $17 billion from the “leaner” government’s diplomatic and foreign aid programs. “This budget request supports the President’s ‘America First’ vision…

Tillerson: Security, health remain U.S. priorities in Africa

Tillerson: Security, health remain U.S. priorities in Africa

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that African nations will continue to receive attention and support from the U.S., particularly in the fight against terrorism. “The continent of Africa is so important,” Tillerson said in remarks to state department employees. “From a national security view, we cannot…

Why the five year multi-million dollar nutrition plan is not solving Kenya’s malnutrition problem

A five-year multi-million dollar plan to address malnutrition in Kenya will end in 2017 and leave thousands of children still suffering from malnourishment. The US and UK funded plan does not address the root causes of malnutrition which include recurrent droughts, famine, floods and poverty. Due to the lack of…

Antony Langat

Anthony Langat is a freelance journalist based in Kenya and specializes in reporting on human rights issues, governance, security and climate change.