Previous Post
Bassem Youssef to Release His New Book ‘Revolution for Dummies’ This Month
Next Post
Meet the Powerful Egyptian Women Dispelling Myths About What it Means to Pole Dance

Will Trump Slash US Aid to Egypt?

The Trump administration has proposed dramatic cuts in US foreign aid, which may drastically affect Egypt, one of the largest recipients of USAID.

Donald's Trump's administration will propose dramatic reductions in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month- which could possibly affect its biggest aid recipients, Israel and Egypt. The announcement was made by White House Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, on FOX News on Saturday, Reuters reports.

The US spends over $50 billion on the State Department and USAID, which the current administration plans to reduce to spend on domestic projects instead.

"The overriding message is fairly straightforward: less money spent overseas means more money spent here,"  explains Mulvaney.

The administration's budget proposal will be made public on March 16th.

USAID Director Richard Brown, speaking at Cairo University in 1999, stated that the USAID program to Egypt promotes NGOs, liberalisation of the economy, money is only directed to sectors that the US approves of, and does not support economic activity that conflicts with US interest like investment in textiles. Israel's aid on the other hand has no limits to where it can be invested leading to allegations the funds could be used to build on occupied territory.

USAID is currently being directed towards famine relief in East African countries such as Somalia and South Sudan

 


Todays Events
Taxi El Sahra @ Cairo Jazz Club
Clubs
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Aly Goede & Ouzo @ The Tap Maadi
Clubs
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap Maadi
Aly El Haggar @ El Sawy Culturewheel
Concerts
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: El Sawy Culturewheel
Beautiful Soul Exhibition @ Al Kahila Gallery
Exhibitions
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Venue: Al Kahila Art Gallery
3al Ganoob Revisit @ Marsa Alam
Travel
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: Deep South Diving
Basics Of Photography Course @ Photopia
Course
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Photopia Studio
Omar Khairat @ Cairo Opera House
Concerts
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: Cairo Opera House
A-Squared @ The Tap East
Clubs
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: The Tap East