Cuts To U.S. Foreign Aid To Africa Could Encourage Extremism, African Development Bank Head Says

Newsweek: Donald Trump’s Foreign Aid Cuts Could Turn Africa Into a ‘Terrorist Recruiting Field’: African Bank Chief
“Cutting U.S. foreign aid to Africa could turn the continent into ‘a recruiting field for terrorists,’ the head of the African Development Bank (AfDB) tells Newsweek. Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the 78-member AfDB — Africa’s version of the World Bank — says that cash from Washington plays a vital role in creating jobs in rural parts of Africa, where young people may otherwise turn to extremism when faced with unemployment and poverty due to environmental issues or conflict…” (Gaffey, 5/22).