Critics Of USAID Administrator Nominee Smith Speak Out About Her Tenure Under Clinton, Obama Administrations

Foreign Policy: Critics Riled by USAID Nominee’s Tenure Under Bill Clinton
“Former President Bill Clinton is casting a long shadow over Gayle Smith, who has been tapped by President Barack Obama to head the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Smith, currently the National Security Council’s senior director for development, served in the Clinton White House as an adviser on Africa and USAID. In the days since her nomination was announced last week, critics of her work for Clinton are surfacing…” (Francis, 5/6).

Quartz: Obama’s nomination of Gayle Smith for USAID is rankling Africa watchers
“President Obama’s decision to tap top White House aide Gayle Smith to take over the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has drawn plaudits, but also serious concerns from some long-time Africa watchers about the role of American assistance in abetting repression on the continent…” (Keita, 5/4).

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