America wants to send $720 million in foreign aid to Nigeria in 2015

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BusinessDay 

August 20, 2014

President Obama’s administration is requesting $720,892,000 as foreign aid for Nigeria for the 2015 fiscal year. 63 per cent of this is being sought for dealing with HIV-AIDS; the largest sector request.

As of 2012, the prevalence rate of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Nigeria, among adults aged 15–49 was 3.1 percent. The country has been described as having the second largest number of individuals living with HIV – the virus that causes AIDS.

Top 10 US foreign aid destinationForeign assistance requests are originally made by the American “president’s administration, not individual countries, before being submitted to” the United States (US) Congress.

To help you understand how money given to other countries by the US is spent, GlobalPost used data from the US State Department to generate a series of charts showing all the requests for foreign aid made by the US government for the 2015 fiscal year.

Nigeria remains Africa’s largest recipient of US donor aid.

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