U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia today, to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon.
In a statement by the US National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price the White House said it was “deeply concerned” by Ethiopia’s recent arrest of journalists and cautioned Ethiopia to refrain from using its infamous Anti-Terrorism Proclamation as a mechanism to silence dissent.
It was clear from the outset that Congressman Paul Ryan didn’t want the job, yet he has become the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and republicans appear to have united behind him. But How far Mr. Ryan will go to please the “party of no” Freedom Caucus members will determine whether they eventually throw him under the bus, as they did with Mr. Boehner, says our U.S. Correspondent Tomas Mega