Produced by Carol Castiel
March 09, 2023
MCC Engages Africa to Boost Economic Growth
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) aims to combat poverty and corruption through economic growth and stringent accountability measures. Created in 2004 under former U.S. President George W. Bush, MCC has projects throughout Africa and other countries worldwide. VOA’s Carol Castiel spoke to Alice Albright, Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO, who highlights the assistance agency’s role in U.S.-Africa engagement.
February 20, 2023
‘African Resources Funding Russia Ukraine War’: NED
The U.S. funded grantmaking National Endowment for Democracy (NED) reports aiding Ukraine amid the ongoing war with neighboring Russia that started on Feb 24. 2022. In an interview with host of VOA’s Press Conference USA Carol Castiel, Damon Wilson, the CEO and President of NED said Moscow is using African resources to fund its war and added that authoritarian governments such as President Vladimir Putin’s regime are working tirelessly to challenge democracy worldwide.