Tag: Africa

#EUEmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

#EUEmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

| July 6, 2020

The European Commission has adopted, through the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), a new assistance package for North Africa to protect migrants, stabilise local communities and respond to COVID-19. This package includes €80 million in new funds in support to Libya and Tunisia, as well as €30m reallocated from non-contracted actions under the North of Africa window of the […]

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#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – EU mobilizes almost €100 million to support most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – EU mobilizes almost €100 million to support most vulnerable in Horn of Africa

| June 29, 2020

The European Commission has announced a €97.2 million package of additional funding for programmes in the Horn of Africa. Under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), this package will support the creation of job opportunities, public finance management and access to education for vulnerable groups, in particular refugees and displaced persons. Out of […]

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#EUAid – Impact of #Coronavirus in #Africa could be devastating

#EUAid – Impact of #Coronavirus in #Africa could be devastating

| April 24, 2020

Coronavirus in Africa could be devastating, which is why Europe’s response should go beyond our borders, said Development Committee Chairman Tomas Tobé. Given the vulnerability of healthcare systems in many developing countries, the coronavirus could have devastating effects, warn members of Parliament’s development committee. The EU is working to support its member states and cushion the economic […]

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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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