Tag: Africa

As #Brexit nears, UK’s Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with #Africa

As #Brexit nears, UK’s Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with #Africa

| January 21, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday (20 January) that comes days before his country will leave the European Union, writes Elizabeth Piper. After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on 31 January, […]

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African civil society is key partner for the future, says #EESC president Luca Jahier

African civil society is key partner for the future, says #EESC president Luca Jahier

| December 13, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate on development cooperation policy at its December plenary session, stressing that it was essential to upgrade relations between EU and African civil society in order to move from help to development to partnership. Relations between European and African civil society must be at the heart of […]

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EU ‘can offer #Africa a different kind of partnership’

EU ‘can offer #Africa a different kind of partnership’

| November 25, 2019

The European Union’s strong links with Africa are under strain as first China and now Russia are significantly amping up their investment on the continent. This week, Russia hosted its first-ever summit with Africa, drawing 43 African heads of state to Sochi. Moscow allegedly signed $12.5 billion in deals at the conference, though the lion’s share of […]

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Humanitarian Aid: Additional €50 million to tackle #Drought in #HornOfAfrica

Humanitarian Aid: Additional €50 million to tackle #Drought in #HornOfAfrica

| August 8, 2019

The European Commission is mobilizing a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods. Today’s additional funding brings total EU […]

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#Technology remains saving grace of #Africa

#Technology remains saving grace of #Africa

| August 7, 2019

If Africa is to truly move forward and be competitive in the world economies, all sectors of the continent including health, education, infrastructure, security, logistics, finance, media and others must embrace technology, writes Elizabeth Adeshina (pictured). Science and technology is a game changer that is making significant global strides in solving problems. Africa can use […]

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#AfricanPeaceFacility – African Union Peace & Security Operations boosted by additional €800 million from European Union

#AfricanPeaceFacility – African Union Peace & Security Operations boosted by additional €800 million from European Union

| July 24, 2019

          The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, today announced the signing of an agreement through which the EU commits a further €800 million to support the African Union in its efforts to promote peace, security and stability in Africa within the context […]

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#HumanitarianAid – Over €110 million in the #HornOfAfrica

#HumanitarianAid – Over €110 million in the #HornOfAfrica

| June 28, 2019

As the Horn of Africa region continues to be afflicted by severe and prolonged humanitarian crises, the EU announces a new aid package worth €110.5 million. Since 2018, the EU has provided humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa totalling €316.5m. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU is committed to assist […]

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