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June 2014

 Global aid down 10% since 2010

New figures released by UNESCO’s Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report ahead of the Global Partnership for Education’s Replenishment Pledging Conference in Brussels between 25th and 26th of June, revealed between 2011 and 2012, aid to education  fell by US$42 million in Ethiopia. Within that, aid to basic education in Ethiopia fell by $23 million. 

Barak Barfi

Barak Barfi

ANTALYA – The recent coup attempt in Libya, led by General Khalifa Hiftar, has finally pierced the illusion that the country’s dysfunctional central government, whose power is limited to the capital, Tripoli, can rule effectively. But determining how to bring peace and stability to Libya’s deeply fragmented society will require more than an assessment of this government’s mistakes; it will demand careful consideration of former leader Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi’s failures – and his successes.

Hiftar believes that the key to solving Libya’s myriad crises lies in establishing a strong national army capable of subduing the Islamists who are destabilizing the country. Others continue to advocate for national reconciliation. But neither solution addresses what is really driving events in Libya: the legacy of Qaddafism.