New local-content laws in Nigeria, Angola, Gabon, and Ghana aim to ensure African countries gain as much benefit from the oil business as foreign oil companies do.
About $76 million has already been carved out in civilian and military US aid for the Pakistan floods. But some are concerned that other donors may be holding back because of ‘aid fatigue’ after Haiti.
USAID said Monday that it will send heavy-duty plastic to provide temporary housing for more than 140,000 victims of the Pakistan flood. A robust US effort could help thwart Taliban influence.