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Coming to Grips with Poverty in Africa

May 2023

by Mark G. Wentling Reducing poverty has been at the heart of U.S. foreign assistance in dozens of low-income countries for more than a half-century. Despite U.S. foreign policy objectives, much work, and hundreds of billions of assistance dollars expended, … Read more

August 2022

August 2022

Commentary, Eyewitness, and books

Trauma in Togo

February 2020

by Mark Wentling In April 1991, while I was serving in Lomé, Togo as the USAID Representative for Togo and Benin, protests in Lomé against the dictatorial regime of President Eyadéma reached the boiling point. One night, President Eyadéma’s barbaric … Read more