Foreign Aid

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 06:04
The Obama administration has said it will ask the US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. The virus, which is transmitted primarily through mosquitoes, has spread rapidly through the Americas.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 05:52
President Barack Obama has said he will ask the US Congress for $450m (£309m) in aid to help Colombia implement a peace deal with the Farc rebel group.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 05:48
Today President Barack Obama hosted Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House for a meeting in the Oval Office and a commemoration of 15 years of bilateral cooperation through Plan Colombia.
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 06:53
Four Senators from the United States of America (USA) have petitioned the Senate Appropriations Committee to cut off foreign aid to Ghana should the small West African country fail to keep the two ex-detainees from Guantanamo Bay from escaping to “re-engage in terrorism against the United States”. Senators James Lankford of Oklahoma, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Roy Blunt of Missouri, and Steve Daines of Montana penned down the request and also pleaded with State and Foreign Operations and Related Programmes Chairman Lindsay Graham to carry out its implementation.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 06:37
Aid agencies have warned that security issues are harming the health, education and nutrition of children in Mali, where the unchecked spread of Islamist extremist violence has left many schools and health centres beyond the reach of humanitarian programmes.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 06:42
The United Nations is seeking $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for South Sudan, where two in ten of the population have been driven from their homes during two years of conflict. More than 10,000 people have been killed and 2.3 million displaced since the country's civil war broke out in December 2013, when soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir first clashed with troops who backed his deputy, Riek Machar.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 13:59

Hearing to receive testimony on oversight of Task Force for Business and Stability Operations projects in Afghanistan.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 06:51
Despite earlier promises to hold allies accountable for human rights abuses, Obama has given aid to several repressive regimes, including in Egypt and Bahrain, and has not reacted strongly to abuses in China, Uzbekistan, and Myanmar.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 08:56
The missing 43 students and escape of "El Chapo" Guzmán may partly explain why the U.S. is slashing aid to Mexico.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 08:27
The United States has long depended on a worldwide network of military bases to project power, reassure allies, contain enemies, and fight terrorism. Indeed, as the Islamic State has metastasized, the Pentagon is considering expanding the U.S. basing network in the developing world, particularly in Africa. Renanah Miles and Brian Blankenship of Columbia University describe how China and other countries are joining this quest for bases. They argue the resulting competition is creating a market, and a dysfunctional one, for access. To woo locals, the United States uses commercial ties – often with unforeseen results.