Tag: Africa

EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

EU urged to help #Togo remove ‘Mask of Democracy’

| June 14, 2019

The international community, including the  EU, has been urged to help Togo rid itself of its “mask of democracy”.  The plea was made by Nathaniel Olympio, who heads Parti Des Togolais, one of the main opposition parties in the country, during a visit to Brussels. He wants the EU to put pressure on the long-standing […]

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#HumanitarianAid – More than €152 million for Africa’s #Sahel region

#HumanitarianAid – More than €152 million for Africa’s #Sahel region

| June 13, 2019

As countries in the Sahel continue to suffer from armed conflicts, climate change, and a food and nutrition crisis, the EU is providing €152.05 million to bring relief to people in need in the region. Combined with last year’s funding, humanitarian assistance to the Sahel has been supported with over €423m in EU aid, making […]

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Why wildlife and wild lands should be at the heart of #EUAfricaRelations

Why wildlife and wild lands should be at the heart of #EUAfricaRelations

| May 31, 2019

Africa is famous for its wildlife and wild lands. From the vast plains of Amboseli and Serengeti to the spectacular waters of Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta to the dense forests of the Congo Basin, Africa’s resource riches are well renowned. And in the interconnected ways of the world, Africa’s biodiversity is essential for […]

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Expert group on trade agreements meets to discuss global e-commerce and the EU’s trade relationship with #Africa

Expert group on trade agreements meets to discuss global e-commerce and the EU’s trade relationship with #Africa

| April 29, 2019

The expert group on EU trade agreements, composed of representatives of civil society organizations, has met to discuss e-commerce and the EU’s trade relationships with Africa. Negotiations in the World trade Organization (WTO) on electronic commerce or e-commerce were launched early March and the European Commission is currently preparing the EU’s first contribution to the discussions. […]

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EU urged to do more to tackle illegal trade in #ivory

EU urged to do more to tackle illegal trade in #ivory

| March 7, 2019

EU environment ministers are holding talks in the hope of agreeing a proposal for further ivory trade restrictions in the next two weeks to be presented at the CoP in Sri Lanka in May. Ahead of that meeting, the EU is being urged to “be brave” and close its markets now like other nations including […]

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EU urged to do more to tackle illegal trade in #Ivory

EU urged to do more to tackle illegal trade in #Ivory

| March 7, 2019

EU environment ministers are holding talks in the hope of agreeing a proposal for further ivory trade restrictions in the next two weeks to be presented at the CoP in Sri Lanka in May. Ahead of that meeting, the EU is being urged to “be brave” and close its markets now like other nations including […]

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#AfricaEuropeAlliance – First projects kicked off just three months after launch

#AfricaEuropeAlliance – First projects kicked off just three months after launch

| December 18, 2018

Only two months after the launch of the Africa–Europe Alliance, the European Commission is presenting first progress on boosting investment and creating jobs in Africa. At the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe in Vienna, hosted jointly by the Austrian Presidency of the EU, notably by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda and the […]

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