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Libyan Newswire

Foreign Aid

Monday, June 27, 2016 – 06:43

British defence officials are considering basing military trainers in Libya and sending another warship to the Mediterranean after the EU agreed to boost an anti-people smuggling operation and enforce a UN arms embargo.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 06:27

With Washington having pledged $4.5 billion in U.S. aid to the country since 2010, U.S. policymakers and Congressional appropriators should not stand by as a de facto government takes root in Port-au-Prince.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 – 06:36

Ukraine secured preliminary approval for a long-delayed emergency payout from the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday after Kiev’s new government promised to bolster its anticorruption efforts and further tighten its budget.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 07:10

The U.S.-driven war on drugs has been ineffective and counterproductive, and in his new book “A History of Violence,” journalist Óscar Martínez shines a light on some of the more devastating consequences of this policy failure in his native El Salvador and surrounding Central American countries.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – 06:43

The United States says it will work to prevent the collapse of a pending peace deal between Colombia’s government and the FARC rebels, according to the country’s ambassador.

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 06:27

The promotion of democracy and human rights has taken a back seat to military support for autocracies that are in the midst of an unprecedented crackdown on civil society, according to an analysis of the State Department’s budget request for the 2017 fiscal year by the nonprofit Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED).

Friday, April 22, 2016 – 11:07

This hearing in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will cover the State Department’s FY 2017 budget, with witness from the bureaus of Democracy, Human Rights, And Labor, Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Latin America And Caribbean. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 – 05:53

Central American governments have long responded to the region’s political instabilities and high crime rates with military action and harsh penal regimes, an approach dubbed mano dura, or heavy fist. They applied similar methods to the drug crisis, and Washington has gone along.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – 06:43

The $750 million U.S. aid package negotiated for the Northern Triangle countries is less than the Barack Obama administration originally sought. Relative to both past commitments and money pledged elsewhere in the world, it is modest. Nevertheless, it is a useful start. So the question is: What should the funds focus on?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 06:22

A U.S. aid agency has cancelled nearly $500 million (350.17 million pounds) of funding for Tanzania after disputed elections in the Zanzibar archipelago of the east African country.