Economy and Security

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 04:58
Remote, sparsely-populated regions of Colombia will see “spectacular growth” when they become open for development following a peace deal with Marxist rebels, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 06:48
The United States is pressing on with its economic interests in Rwanda, even as it continues to express disappointment at the recent changes to the country's constitution which allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term. The U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in the country on Wednesday for a two-day visit that is mainly focussed on strengthening economic ties between the two countries.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 07:15
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development every year compiles data from its member states about their foreign aid spending. Here are some other big takeaways from the report.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 06:24
Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday that the United States would extend an additional $500 million in loan guarantees to Tunisia, increasing American investment in a country that is working on a transition to democracy.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 09:20
LEGISLATION
 
1. S. 2152, Electrify Africa Act of 2015 
2. S. 1789, U.S. Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015
 
3. S. Res. 274, A Resolution Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Peaceful and Democratic Reunification of Germany
4. S. Res. 278, Welcoming the President of the Republic of Korea on her official visit to the United States and celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea relationship, and for other purposes 
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 09:33
NY Foreign Press Center Roundtable on "U.S. Priorities in Africa."
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 06:06
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has one last chance to stem a growing political and economic crisis before being forced to step down, one of the country's leading daily newspapers said on Sunday.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 06:55
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has expressed its readiness to partner the British military in the area of human capacity building for the development of the Nigerian maritime sector.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 06:37
Brazil has lost its investment-grade credit rating following a downgrade by Standard & Poor's to "junk" status.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 06:10
Nigerian troops will provide security for the state oil company's pipelines in a bid to prevent the theft of oil, the presidency said on Tuesday.

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