Tag: Kenya

#Colombia peace process, protests in #Iran and Kenyan elections up for debate

#Colombia peace process, protests in #Iran and Kenyan elections up for debate

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MEPs are set to urge the EU to support the Colombian peace process, condemn protesters’ deaths in Iran and call for reforms of the Kenyan electoral process on Tuesday afternoon (16 January). In a debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday from 15h, MEPs are likely to call on the EU and […]

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#Kenya – Rule of law and peaceful electoral process must prevail

#Kenya – Rule of law and peaceful electoral process must prevail

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the unprecedented decision for Africa of the Kenyan Supreme Court to annul the outcome of the last presidential election, the leader of the S&D Group, Gianni Pittella, with S&D Group members Tanja Fajon and Julie Ward, who took part in the European Parliament election observation mission, stated: “Kenya is a crucial country not only […]

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EU boosts aid to drought affected countries in #HornofAfrica

EU boosts aid to drought affected countries in #HornofAfrica

The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought. This additional assistance brings EU humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa region (including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti) to nearly €260m since […]

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#ACPEU: Strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership

#ACPEU: Strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership

| December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 32nd session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and European Union (EU) member states, which closed on Wednesday afternoon, approved a declaration on the future of ACP-EU co-operation. The text outlines a renewed partnership between the two regions after 2020, when the Cotonou Agreement expires, and calls for […]

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#EUTurkey: Médecins Sans Frontières will no longer take funds from European Union

#EUTurkey: Médecins Sans Frontières will no longer take funds from European Union

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced today (17 June) that they will no longer take funds from the European Union and member states, in opposition to what they perceive as damaging deterrence policies and intensifying attempts to push people and their suffering away from European shores. The decision takes immediate effect and will apply to […]

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#SouthSudan: Protecting civilians in a time of war

#SouthSudan: Protecting civilians in a time of war

Five years after winning a hard-fought battle for independence, South Sudan remains embroiled in a vicious civil war. Tragically, as is so often the case, the civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence and enduring years of hardship, writes David Derthick. Today, 200,000 South Sudanese are living in UN-protected sites, having fled to peacekeeping bases […]

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#Taiwan: Kenya accused of forcing Taiwanese on plane to China

#Taiwan: Kenya accused of forcing Taiwanese on plane to China

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The authorities in Taiwan have accused Kenya of forcing 37 Taiwanese on to a plane bound for mainland China. Eight other Taiwanese were deported to mainland China on Monday 11 April, prompting Taiwan to accuse Beijing of ‘extrajudicial abduction’. Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Kenyan police had forced 22 Taiwanese citizens, arrested on suspicion of fraud, to […]

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