- The US will provide $100 million in new security aid to help West African countries fend off threats posed by terrorist and extremist groups.
- The funds will be provided over the next three years to Ghana, Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Togo, according to the Biden administration.
- The money is part of a 10-year commitment by the Biden administration to help combat extremism, including by strengthening civil society, improving local government responses and strengthening security forces.
- Al Qaeda and Islamic State fighters have been gaining strength in the region, killing thousands in Mali, Niger and Ghana’s northern neighbor, Burkina Faso.
- Ms. Harris is also set to visit Tanzania and Zambia this week, where she’s expected to announce a series of new public-private partnerships with major US companies.
Kamala Harris Pledges $100 Million to West Africa Nations to Fight Extremist Threat
US Vice President Kamala Harris pledges $100 million over 10 years in new security aid to help West African countries fend off threats posed by terrorist and extremist groups.