Biden names Samantha Power as US aid chief, boosts role

Washington (AFP) – President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated former ambassador Samantha Power, a forceful advocate of humanitarian diplomacy, to lead US foreign aid and elevated the position’s role. Power, if confirmed as administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), would sit on the National Security Council along with John Kerry, the former secretary of state tapped as climate envoy — for the first time giving such prominence to the two issues.  “Samantha Power is a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity — challenging and rallying the internatio…

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