Niger Rights Advocate Welcomes US Aid Suspension

A leading human rights advocate in Niger is pleased with the decision by the Millennium Challenge Corp. to suspend grants to the country,

reports. "We are actually supporting that stance from the U.S. government of suspending its support from the Millennium Challenge Account to the education of the young girls," said Abdul Kamardine. "Because we consider that it is a supplementary pressure on (President) Tandja's government so as to push them to restore real democracy."

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    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.