Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 07:35
The Obama administration's proposed budget for 2016 includes a 6% increase for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Foreign aid would increase 3%.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:25
The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development have drafted a new major plan to “expand and reorient” assistance to Central America, according to Latin America policy analysts.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:50
For more than two years, the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) has tried to carve out modicums of peace and stability that might lead the country out of the violence that has shredded it for more than two decades. AMISOM has sought to protect civilians from IEDs laid by al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group, and its sympathizers, and to improve essential public services such as water, education, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. AMISOM hopes to “provide an enabling environment” for the United Nations, civilian organizations, and commercial enterprises to come in and finish the work of building peace.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 07:48
The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says he is investigating the Pentagon's efforts to spark that country's economic development, which cost between $700 million and $800 million and "accomplished nothing."
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 06:24
Political leaders allied to the ruling Jubilee coalition have consistently accused NGOs of serving foreign interests and using foreign funds to undermine the sovereignty and security of Kenya. However, no evidence has been provided to substantiate these accusations.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:10
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the formation of the command. Since our standup in 2008, our operational capabilities and capacities have markedly increased. In parallel, our relationships with African partners and our security cooperation engagements have matured in both focus and effectiveness.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 05:43
Despite a weaker than expected global economy, with a number of major countries showing mixed performances, growth prospects for Africa remain positive and the region’s GDP growth is projected to rise to 5.2% in 2015-16 and 5.3% in 2017.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 05:37
In a world already weighed down by too much debt, new troubles are bubbling up. The Ebola virus, terrorist attacks and war are undermining many countries, which means "downside risks have increased" for the global economy.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:31
In one short week in July, tension along East Africa's borders yielded nearly 120 deaths and one nasty lawsuit -- offering along the way vivid evidence of the dynamics that are shaping the region's future.
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 06:59
In private sessions behind closed doors, pressing issues such as the expansion of terrorist activities in Kenya and Nigeria and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will no doubt be high on the agenda.