He plans to cut foreign aid, putting US commitments to the continent at risk.
The continent can build on local-level networks and financial strategies such as stokvels to bring about socioeconomic transformation
Aid may often be criticised, but it works, says the Gates Foundation.
Four months after Bujumbura's key market was razed to the ground, thousands of traders and the economy itself are reeling from the blow.
Aid pledges poured into Chile on Monday after the government made its first requests for help as the death toll from the earthquake reached 723.