SUDAN WATCH: Eritrea suspends U.S. aid efforts - Disillusionment with western aid bureaucracy

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Eritrea suspends U.S. aid efforts - Disillusionment with western aid bureaucracy

The U.S. ambassador to Eritrea has confirmed that Eritrea has asked the US international aid agency, USAid, to cease operations in the country.

"The government has told us they are uncomfortable with the activities of USAid," Ambassador Scott DeLisi said.

The government has impounded about 120 aid agency vehicles, and some aid was recently blocked over tax demands.

Rumours about USAid stopping work surfaced last month, but the ambassador's announcement was the first time they had been confirmed.

Relations between Eritrea and the US have become strained in recent years. Full story at Sudan Tribune Aug 26, 2005.
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Eriteria and the disillusionment with western aid bureaucracy

Read what Sudanese blogger Wau Nau at the African Herbsman blog in Washington DC has to say about the above news.

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