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Africa: U.S. foreign assistance issues.

Summary

U.S. aid to Africa initially reached a peak in 1985, when global competition with the Soviet Union was at a high point. After the cold war ended, security assistance levels for Africa began to decline. In 1995, at the outset of the 104th Congress, substantial reductions in aid to Africa had been anticipated, as many questioned the importance of Africa to U.S. national security interests in the post-cold war era. As the debate went forward, however, congressional reports and bills emphasized U.S. humanitarian, economic, and other interests in Africa. Aid levels did fall, but gradually began to increase again in FY1997. U.S. assistance to Africa is reaching new highs due to a significant increase in health care sectors under the Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS) program. U.S. aid to Africa nearly quadrupled from $1.2 billion in FY2006 to $6.9 billion in FY2011. Moreover, the United States is the leading donor of humanitarian assistance to Africa. Between FY1999 and FY2009, the United States provided over $10.1 billion to East and Central African countries and an estimated $2.2 billion to Southern Africa countries.

U.S. assistance reaches Africa through a variety of channels, including USAID-administered Development Assistance (DA) and GHCS programs, food aid programs, and refugee assistance. As of February 2010, the Peace Corps had an estimated 2,620 volunteers and trainers in 29 African countries. The U.S. African Development Foundation (ADF) makes small grants to cooperatives, youth groups, and self-help organizations and operates in 20 countries. The Obama Administration has requested $30 million for ADF for FY2011. U.S. security assistance, though still far below levels seen in the 1980s, has increased in recent years, primarily because of U.S. support for African peacekeeping and counter-terrorism initiatives. The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) is the principal multilateral channel for U.S. aid, but the United States also contributes to the African Development Bank and Fund and to United Nations activities in Africa.

Total U.S. foreign assistance to Africa for FY2009 was $8.2 billion. More than half of the FY2009 funding went to health-related programs. Sub-Saharan Africa received an estimated $8.09 billion in FY2010 and $6.9 billion in FY2011. The Obama Administration has requested an estimated $7.7 billion for FY2012.
Contents

U.S. Aid to Africa: An Overview
Background
U.S. Assistance Programs
    DFA and Child Survival assistance
    Peace Corps
    Security Assistance and Economic Support Funds
Regional Programs
    African Development Foundation
    Millennium Challenge Account
    The African Development Fund
Refugee and Disaster Assistance
Multilateral Assistance
    Security Assistance Program: Section 1206
    Sudan: U.S. Humanitarian Funding
Appendixes
Appendix. Selected Africa Assistance Acronyms
Contacts
Author Contact Information


September 15, 2011

U.S. Aid to Africa: An Overview

The United States provides assistance to 47 African countries, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has 23 missions in Africa. In recent years, U.S. assistance to Africa saw a major increase, especially in health-related programs. Aid to Africa quadrupled from $1.1 billion in FY2006 to nearly $8.2 billion in FY2009. In FY2010, Africa received an estimated $8.09 billion and $6.9 billion in FY2011. The Obama Administration has requested an estimated $7.7 billion for FY2012. In FY2009, the United States provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Africa. Africa is also a major recipient of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) funding, with 15 African countries currently participating in the program.

The United States has identified a number of strategic objectives that shape U.S. aid to Africa. These priorities are to enhance strategic partnerships; consolidate democratic transitions; bolster fragile states; strengthen regional and sub-regional organizations; enhance regional security capacity; strengthen African counter-terrorism cooperation and capacity; stimulate Africa's economic development and growth; implement presidential initiatives; and amplify humanitarian and development assistance programs. (1) A number of new presidential initiatives were launched over the past several years, such as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and programs outlined below.

The Women's Justice and Empowerment Initiative aims to strengthen African governments' capacity to effectively deal with gender-based violence and provide support to the victims. The Africa Education Initiative (AEI) is a $600 million multi-year initiative to help increase access to quality basic education in 39 countries. Under the AEI initiative, more than 15 million textbooks have been provided, and the initiative aims to provide 550,000 scholarships to African girls in primary and secondary levels.

Another major initiative, launched in 2002, is the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). More than 40 governments, non-governmental organizations, and international groups participate in the program. The CBFP initiative is funded through the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CAPRE). In FY2008, CAPRE funding was $15 million and in FY2009 $17.5 million. The $200 million five-year African Global Competitiveness Initiative promotes "export competitiveness" in Africa. The Initiative to End Hunger in Africa (IEHA), launched in 2002, aims to cut hunger in half by 2015.

The Obama Administration has identified a number of areas of key interest in the FY2011 foreign aid request. These priorities include good governance, economic development, health care, food security, and global climate change.

Background

U.S. bilateral aid to Africa rose sharply in the early 1960s as most African countries achieved independence. This was also a time of intense cold war competition with the Soviet Union. Aid reached another peak in 1985, when famine struck wide areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The peak may also have resulted in part from heightened cold war competition with the Soviet Union. Toward the end of the 1980s, as the cold war ended, efforts to reduce the U.S. budget deficit began to intensify, contributing to an overall reduction in assistance to Africa. At the same time, policymakers placed increased emphasis on human rights and commitment to economic reform programs in making their decisions on aid allocations. Consequently, aid to some African countries that had been major cold war aid recipients, such as Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Liberia, was sharply reduced. Nonetheless, there was another spike in aid in 1992, when famine struck the Horn of Africa and the southern part of the continent. Aid then dropped again, with the reductions coming almost entirely in the security-oriented programs: military assistance and especially the Economic Support Fund (ESF).

In 1995, at the beginning of the 104th Congress, proposals to restructure and reduce the U.S. foreign assistance program raised questions about the future of U.S. aid to sub-Saharan Africa. Many questioned the strategic rationale for assisting Africa in the post-cold war era, and asserted that 30 years of U.S. assistance had accomplished little--whether in terms of promoting economic growth and democratization, or achieving other objectives. The critics generally favored humanitarian assistance, but sought sharp cuts in other programs. As the aid debate proceeded, however, it became apparent that cuts for Africa would be less than initially anticipated. The view that the United States has important humanitarian, economic, and other objectives in Africa was vigorously asserted by supporters of the Africa aid program, and came to be reflected in report language on the major foreign assistance bills, as well as in the bills themselves. Aid did drop back to the FY1990 level in FY1996, but slow growth began again in FY1997 and continued to the present.

A major increase in aid took place in FY2003 because of large quantities of food aid provided to Ethiopia and southern Sudan, as well as a boost in spending through the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund in response to the African HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Global HIV/AIDS Initiative (GHAI), administered by the Department of State, was the principal component of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and began operations in FY2004. GHAI assistance included the provision of antiretroviral therapy, safe injections, safe blood supplies, and abstinence/faithfulness education. GHAI and Child Survival accounts were merged into what is currently known as the Global Health and Child Survival program. In FY2010, funding for Global Health and Child Survival was $4.7 billion and $4.8 billion for FY2011. The Obama Administration has requested $5.3 billion for FY2012.

U.S. Assistance Programs

U.S. assistance is provided to Africa through a variety of channels. Bilateral or country-to-country aid, also known as direct assistance, is given through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private and voluntary organizations (PVOs), contractors, and African government ministries and agencies. Multilateral aid, or indirect assistance, is given first to international financial institutions (IFIs) and United Nations agencies, which in turn channel it to Africa through their own programs.

DFA and Child Survival assistance

Falling ESF levels threatened the overall scale of the sub-Saharan aid program after 1985, and this threat led to the creation of the Development Fund for Africa (DFA), which specifically earmarked a minimum level of the worldwide Development Assistance (DA) program for the region. Obligations for sub-Saharan Africa projects under the DFA reached $846 million in FY1992, but dropped well below $800 million in subsequent years despite efforts by some members to increase the DFA appropriation to $1 billion or more. The DFA was last earmarked by Congress in the FY1995 appropriations legislation, when $802 million was appropriated, and DA for Africa has since been provided through the worldwide Development Assistance (DA) account. In FY2009, Africa received $876.6 million, and is expected to receive $1.07 billion in FY2010 in Development Assistance $1.01 billion for FY2011. The Obama Administration has requested $1.16 billion for FY2012.

In FY1996, Congress created a new account, the Child Survival and Disease Programs Fund, renamed the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund (CSH) in FY2002, which has channeled substantial amounts of aid to Africa. Annual USAID presentations to Congress on the budget request for aid to Africa have varied both with respect to using the term DFA and with respect to including CSH aid in an overall DA amount or in breaking out CSH assistance and DA separately. In recent years, the CSH has been replaced by the Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS) account.

Humanitarian Aid

Emergency food aid to Africa fluctuates in response to the continent's needs, and the amount provided by the end of a fiscal year often exceeds the initial request. The additional amount is taken from a food aid reserve fund. Emergency food aid is provided under Title II of the P.L. 480 program (named for P.L. 83-480, enacted in 1954), which is implemented by USAID in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture. (2) The United States is the leading humanitarian donor in the world. Between FY1999 and FY2009, the United States provided over $10.1 billion to East and Central African countries and an estimated $2.2 billion to Southern Africa countries. In FY2010, the United States provided $437.9 million to Sudan and $148 million to Kenya.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps has an estimated 2,620 volunteers and trainers serving in 29 sub-Saharan countries in February 2010, up from an estimated 1,900 in 2002. (3) Under the Peace Corps Act (P.L. 87-293), volunteers are to help the poorest people meet their basic needs, to promote a better understanding of the American people, and to promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. The Obama Administration has requested $439.6 million for FY2012.

Security Assistance and Economic Support Funds

U.S. security assistance for Africa, which had declined with the end of the cold war, has expanded in recent years, primarily in response to widening conflict and political instability in Africa. (4) Economic Support Fund aid has been used to support a wide range of programs, including economic reform, a "safe skies" program to improve African air traffic safety, human rights and democracy education, and other objectives. ESF aid is also helping strategic partners in combating terrorism through cooperation on border control, freezing terrorist assets, implementation of the peace agreement in southern Sudan, and other activities. In addition, the Defense Department conducts AIDS prevention education programs, primarily with African militaries. In FY2009, Africa received $712.9 million under the ESF program and received $633.1 million in FY2010 and $503 million in FY2011. The Obama Administration has requested $618.5 million for FY2012.

Through the regional Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) program, the United States supported the Africa Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI), which trained small units of African armies for possible peacekeeping duties, as well as for other regional peacekeeping initiatives. In FY2004, ACRI was succeeded by the Africa Contingency Operations Training Assistance (ACOTA) program, which trains trainers and implements programs tailored to individual country needs. Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to Africa resumed in FY1999. International Military Education and Training (IMET) programs in Africa promote professionalism and respect for democracy and human rights among foreign military officials, while enhancing capabilities for participation in peacekeeping operations. These programs typically run well under $1 million per country. In FY2011, Africa received $15.4 million. The Obama Administration has requested $15.5 million for FY2012. The United States also contributes to United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa and elsewhere through a program entitled Contributions to International Peacekeeping Activities (CIPA). In FY2009, the United States contributed $382 million, and an estimated $187 million in FY2010. The Obama Administration has requested $138 million for FY2011 and $154 million for FY2012.

Regional Programs

Both DA and ESF funds are used to support USAID's Africa Regional Programs, which are designed to confront challenges that span beyond the borders of individual African countries. These include regional programs in health, conflict prevention, democracy, education, and agriculture. According to USAID, "the primary goal of the Africa Regional program is to provide overall direction, guidance, intellectual leadership, and strengthened African regional capacity to address these challenges." (5) USAID has a number of regional programs in Africa, including the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), and East Africa Regional, Southern Africa Regional, and West Africa Regional programs.

African Development Foundation

The African Development Foundation (ADF) has a unique mandate to make small grants directly to African cooperatives, youth groups, and other self-help organizations. These grants usually range from less than $20,000 to a maximum of $250,000, although appropriations language permits a waiver of the $250,000 ceiling. In addition, the ADF supports grassroots development research by African scholars and promotes the dissemination of development information at the community level. The ADF is limited to 75 employees, according to the ADF Act (U.S. Code Title 22, Chapter 7, Section 290h). Its seven-member board of directors must include five private-sector representatives. ADF does not station U.S. employees in overseas posts, but instead works through local hires and periodic field visits. For FY2006, the ADF received $22.7 million in the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act (P.L. 109-102). In FY2008, ADF received $29.7 million, and in FY2009 $32.5 million. ADF received $30 million in FY2010. The Obama Administration has requested $30 million for FY2011 and $24 million for FY2012.

The ADF is seen by some observers as an effective tool in reaching out to communities faster and more directly. The ADF program targets for assistance the most marginalized and poor communities. Currently the ADF operates in 20 African countries. According to ADF, "the majority of the ADF portfolio is in income generating projects that have an additive value of Social benefits. Social benefits include skill training, nutritional and hygiene training, and basic vocational training." (6)

Millennium Challenge Account (7)

In a March 14, 2002, speech, President Bush announced the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), the goal of which was to increase foreign aid worldwide by $5 billion per year over three years, starting in FY2004. The account would provide additional aid to countries whose governments promote good governance, invest in people through education and health care, and promote open markets. Although the promise of increased aid won praise from many observers, some worried that most countries in sub-Saharan Africa will not be able to meet the fund's eligibility criteria. As of late 2009, however, 16 African countries have signed Compact or Threshold Program agreements. Agreements have been reached with Madagascar ($110 million), Cape Verde ($110 million), Ghana ($547 million), Mali ($460.8 million), Benin ($307 million), Mozambique ($506.9 million), Lesotho ($362.6 million), Liberia ($15 million), Burkina Faso ($480.9 million), Kenya ($12.7 million), Namibia ($304.5 million), Niger ($23 million), Rwanda ($24.7 million), Sao Tome and Principe ($8.6 million), Senegal ($540 million), Tanzania ($698 million), Uganda ($10.4 million), and Zambia ($22.7 million) for MCA programs. In FY2008, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) received $1.5 billion, $875 million in FY2009, and $1.1 billion (estimate) in FY2010. The Obama Administration has requested $1.2 billion for FY2011.

The African Development Fund

The African Development Fund (AfDF) is another major channel for indirect U.S. aid to Africa. The fund, an affiliate of the Africa-based African Development Bank (AfDB), makes loans on highly concessional terms to the poorest African countries. The AfDB lends on roughly commercial terms to creditworthy African borrowers, and at the same time, it holds 50% of the voting power in the AfDF. The United States provided $134.5 million in FY2008, and $150 million in FY2009. The AfDF received $155 million in FY2010, and the Obama Administration has requested $155.9 million for FY2011 and $195 million for FY2012.

Refugee and Disaster Assistance

The United States responds to African humanitarian crises in part with Title II food aid, discussed above, and in part through its refugee and disaster assistance programs. Most refugee assistance comes from the Migration and Refugee Assistance (MRA) account and goes to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and international organizations, as well as to private and voluntary organizations assisting African refugees. In addition, the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance (ERMA) account, created in 1962 to respond to unexpected refugee situations, has been drawn upon for African emergencies several times in recent years. USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) also plays a major role in responding to African crises. "Situation Reports" published by USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance monitor the U.S. response to African humanitarian crises through food aid and other emergency assistance. (8) The Obama Administration has requested $320 million for FY2011 for the Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund.

Multilateral Assistance

The United States also provides aid to Africa through international financial institutions (IFIs) and United Nations agencies. World Bank lending through its "soft loan" affiliate, the International Development Association (IDA), is the largest single source of development capital in Africa. IDA loans, which are considered a form of aid since they are virtually interest-free and carry extended repayment periods, focus on strengthening public sector management, transportation, agriculture, and various social problems. IDA has been particularly active in assisting efforts by the recipient countries to carry out free-market economic reforms.

Security Assistance Program: Section 1206

Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) mandates the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, to provide assistance to foreign security forces to build and strengthen the capacity of these forces in counterterrorism operations. The three-year, $350 million program is set to expire in September 2011. (9)

Sudan: U.S. Humanitarian Funding

The United States continues to provide significant humanitarian assistance to Darfur and to Darfuree refugees in Chad. The United States has provided more than $6 billion in humanitarian and development assistance to Sudan since 2005. In FY2009, the United States provided $936.9 million in humanitarian assistance to Sudan and eastern Chad. (10) In FY2011, the United States provided $493.6 million in humanitarian assistance to Sudan. and South Sudan..
Appendix. Selected Africa Assistance Acronyms

ACOTA    Africa Contingency Operations Training Assistance, successor
         to ACRI

ACRI     Africa Crisis Response Initiative, which trained military
         units for peacekeeping.

ADF      African Development Foundation, U.S.-funded public
         corporation.

AfDB     African Development Bank, an Africa-based IFI.

AfDF     African Development Fund, affiliate of the African
         Development Bank.

ATRIP    Africa Trade and Investment Program, a USAID initiative.

CIPA     Contributions to International Peacekeeping Activities

CSH      Child Survival and Health Programs Fund.

DA       Development Assistance.

DFA      Development Fund for Africa, part of DA, not earmarked in
         recent years.

ERMA     Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance, administered by
         State Department.

ESF      Economic Support Fund, a State Department program for
         promoting U.S. interests.

FMF      Foreign Military Financing, funds equipment purchases.

GHAI     State Department's Global AIDS Initiative, part of PEPFAR.

IBRD     International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The
         World Bank.

IDA      International Development Association, concessional loan
         affiliate of IBRD.

IFIs     International financial institutions.

IGAD     Inter-governmental Authority on Development, a Djibouti-based
         organization of Horn of Africa states.

IMET     International Military Education and Training, a form of
         military assistance.

MRA      Migration and Refugee Assistance, a State Department program.

NEPAD    New Partnership for Africa's Development, an African
         initiative.

NGOs     Non-governmental organizations.

OECD     Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an
         organization of developed countries.

ODA      Official Development Assistance, the OECD's concept of DA.

OFDA     Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, a part of USAID.

PCVs     Peace Corps Volunteers

PEPFAR   President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a Bush
         Administration initiative.

PKO      Peacekeeping Operations account authorized by Part II,
         Chapter 6 of the Foreign Assistance Act.

PVOs     Private and voluntary organizations

SAEDF    Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund, a USAID program.

SMMEs    Small, medium, and micro-enterprises.

UNECA    United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, headquartered
         in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

UNDP     United Nations Development Program

USAID    U.S. Agency for International Development


Author Contact Information

Ted Dagne

Specialist in African Affairs

tdagne@crs.loc.gov, 7-7646

Ted Dagne

Specialist in African Affairs

(1) USAID: Africa, at http://www.usaid.gov/location/sub-saharan_africa.

(2) For further information on food assistance programs, see CRS Report R41072, International Food Aid Programs: Background and Issues, by Melissa D. Ho and Charles E. Hanrahan.

(3) For further information, see CRS Report RS21168, The Peace Corps: Current Issues, by Curt Tarnoff.

(4) For more on U.S. security assistance to Africa, see CRS Report RL34003, Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa, by Lauren Ploch.

(5) Congressional Budget Justification, FY2010.

(6) Interview with senior ADF official in June 2009.

(7) For further information, see CRS Report RL32427, Millennium Challenge Corporation, by Curt Tarnoff, and U.S. Government Accountability Office Report GAO-05-625T, Millennium Challenge Corporation: Progress Made on Key Challenges in First Year of Operations (April 27, 2005).

(8) To find these reports, visit http://www.usaid.gov/ and click on "Our Work" and "Humanitarian Assistance."

(9) For more on Section 1206, see CRS Report RS22855, Security Assistance Reform: "Section 1206" Background and Issues for Congress, by Nina M. Serafino.

(10) http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/ disaster_assistance/countries/sudan/template/fs_sr/ sudan_ce_sr02_12-20-2007.pdf
Table 1. U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Africa
($ in thousands)

                                      FY2008       FY2009       FY2010
                                      Actual       Actual       Actual

Total                              7,037,409    6,506,359    8,096,776

Development Assistance               678,352      912,793    1,075,632

Economic Support Fund                283,249      559,910      633,104

Foreign Military Financing             6,757        8,255       17,950

Global Health and Child            3,295,550    3,254,706    3,516,103
Survival-State

Global Health and Child              746,073      848,509    1,145,205
Survival-USAID

International Military                13,779       13,795       15,130
Education and Training

Int. Narcotics Control and Law        31,642       26,600       35,538
Enforcement

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism,      27,512       31,498       47,894
Demining and Related Programs

Refugee and Migration
Assistance Fund

Peacekeeping Operations              130,222      249,250      187,600

Food for Peace Title II            1,823,273      601,043    1,422,620

                                      FY2011       FY2012
                                      Actual      Request

Total                              6,928,734    7,797,264

Development Assistance             1,016,337    1,166,336

Economic Support Fund                503,540      618,549

Foreign Military Financing           18,91 1       18,793

Global Health and Child            3,549,323    3,774,390
Survival-State

Global Health and Child            1,265,573    1,605,581
Survival-USAID

International Military                15,432       15,500
Education and Training

Int. Narcotics Control and Law        61,368       91,715
Enforcement

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism,      62,600       43,250
Demining and Related Programs

Refugee and Migration                320,000
Assistance Fund

Peacekeeping Operations              159,650      154,150

Food for Peace Title II

Source: Congressional Budget Justification and USAID

Table 2. Leading U.S. Assistance Recipients in Africa
($ in millions)

                    FY 2012    FY2011    FY2010    FY2009    FY2008
Country             Request    Actual    Actual    Actual    Actual

Uganda (a)            527.7     456.1     456.8     404.1    389.7
Kenya (a)             751.4     661.8     687.6     829.4    634.4
South Africa (a)      561.9     571.1     577.5     544.8    574.2
Nigeria (a)           660.4     632.3     614.1     594.2    496.4
Zambia (a)            400.7     385.0     392.9     308.1    293.5
Ethiopia (a)          608.3     519.0     533.2     864.8    659.1
Tanzania (a)          571.8     501.7     462.5     464.9    361
Sudan                 518.2     400.2     427.7     924.1    666.3
Mozambique (a)        424.5     386.6     386.9     317.9    284.3
Somalia                82.3      98.4     133.8     403.8
Liberia               211.4     203.1     226.1     224.0    161.1
Rwanda (a)            241.3     220.7     208.1     195.8    157.8
Namibia (a)            99.6     103.2     102.8     112.0    108
Botswana (a)           71.8      75.4      77.3      81.4     79.5
Mali                  171.7     137.7     117.8     102.6     59.6
Dem. Rep. Congo       261.8     215.9     183.0     296.5    161
Ghana                 204.5     165.8     138.8     147.5     80.8
Malawi                201.6     169.7     145.7     115.6    105.9
Senegal               119.8      98.7     106.3      93.7     57.8
Cote d'Ivoire (a)     142.4     108.0     133.6     113.7    100.8
Madagascar             78.8      71.6      86.4      71.0     57.6
Angola                 72.8      60.9      84.2      55.9     42.2
Guinea                 13.6      25.0      22.0      13.3     14.2
Benin                  29.1      31.0      36.4      30.9     29
Zimbabwe              109.9      97.3      89.0     292.3     82.6
Djibouti                7.3       8.5       9.4       5.8      5.1
Sierra Leone           22.7      19.4      31.1      20.0     22.8
Burundi                37.6      35.6      40.4      39.4     21.1

Source: Congressional Budget Justification, FY2010-12 and USAID.

(a.) Global AIDS Initiative "focus" country. Estimated
allocations included.

Table 3. U.S. Contributions for International
Peacekeeping Activities in Africa
($ in millions)

                        FY2008    FY2009    FY2010    FY2011    FY2012
Operation              (Actual)  (Actual)  (Actual)  Request   Request

War Crimes Tribunal--    17.6      14.0      20.9      16.5      16.5
Rwanda (UNICTR)

Chad/CAR (MINURCAT)                39.4     150.0     1,768       0

Democratic Republic     270.7     210.0     387,7     586,3     408.0
of the Congo (MONUC)

U.N. Mission in         154.2     123.4     263.8     151.7     135.4
Liberia (UNMIL)

Sudan (UNAMID)          550.4     414.0     763.3     536.5     512.3

Sudan (UNMIS)           293.5     208.9     361.1     289.1     298.6

U.N. Operation in        83.0      81.0     139.6     139.7     135.0
Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI)

U.S. Support to                                        73.9      91.8
African Union Mission
in Somalia (UNSOA)

Source: Congressional Budget Justification, FY20I2.

Table 4. Security Assistance Program: Section 1206

Recipient Countries   FY2011          Purpose

Djibouti              $17.7 million   Fixed-wing aircraft

Kenya                 $12.1million    Helicopter rebuild & upgrade

Mali                  $1 million      Mine detector equipment

Mauritania            $22.6 million   Fixed-wing aircraft
                                      modernization

Mauritania            $8.1 million    Airfield control systems
                                      communications and mobility
                                      equipment

Uganda & Burundi      $44.8 million   Counterterrorism support for
                                      deployment to Somalia

Uganda                $4.4 million    Counter Lord's Resistance
                                      Army (LRA)

Source: Department of Defense.

Table 5. U.S. Bilateral Assistance to Sudan
($ in thousands)

                        FY2008    FY2009    FY2010    FY2011    FY2012
                        Actual    Actual    Actual    Actual   Request

Total                  906,396   924,140   705,021   400,278   518,257

Development            127,721    25,550     1,300
Assistance

Economic Support Fund  145,876    26,550   296,034   249,824   335,650

Global Health and        3,245     6,327     7,036    12,036    12,397
Child Survival
(State)

Global Health & Child   17,488    23,185    30,010    34,848    38,510
Survival (USAID)

International              349       681       793       800       800
Military Education
and Training

Int. Narcotics          23,578        15    16,000    27,000    37,000
Control and Law
Enforcement

Non-proliferation,       4,400     4,000     3,900     3,900     3,900
Anti-terrorism,
Demining and Related
Programs

Peacekeeping            70,822    38,000    44,000    41,870    60,000
Operations

P.L. 480               512,917     547.4   305,948    30,000    30,000

Source: State Department FY20I0-2011 International Affairs Budget
Request. U.S. bilateral assistance to Sudan is primarily going to
South Sudan. For more on Sudan, see CRS Report RL33574, Sudan:
The Crisis in Darfur and Status of the North-South Peace
Agreement, by Ted Dagne.
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