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EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

EU releases humanitarian assistance to #Africa as needs grow

The EU aid of €47 million will help respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in the Great Lakes as well as in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance to help people in need in the Great Lakes and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions, who continue […]

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EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

EU increases humanitarian aid for Burundi refugees

The European Commission is releasing €4.5 million in humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of refugees from Burundi that have fled to neighbouring countries. More than 175,000 people, the majority of them women and children, are estimated to have already left the country. “We cannot overlook the deteriorating humanitarian situation affecting Burundi. Refugee numbers […]

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Europe and Africa double research efforts to tackle AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases

Europe and Africa double research efforts to tackle AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The EU and Africa are today (2 December) doubling the research efforts to develop new and better medicines for poverty-related diseases affecting sub-Saharan Africa such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hookworms and Ebola. Building on the success of the first programme, the second European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership programme (EDCTP2) will work with a […]

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Commissioner De Gucht heading for official visit to East Africa

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 October, Trade Commissioner Karl De Gucht will travel to Kenya to meet with a number of high level government representatives in the area of foreign affairs and international trade, East African affairs, finance, industrialization and agriculture. The visit follows conclusion, two weeks ago, of the negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement with the […]

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EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

EU strikes comprehensive trade deal with East African Community

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 16 October, negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) finalized a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions. The agreement will provide legal certainty for businesses and open a long-term perspective for free and unlimited access to the EU market for products from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. […]

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EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

EU announces rural electrification projects to provide access to energy for more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will today (4 June) reveal the 16 energy projects that will receive €95 million funding, thanks to the EU’s new rural electrification programme. The projects include hydro, wind, solar and biomass projects across nine African countries. The projects will address energy challenges in rural areas and are part of the EU’s […]

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EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

EU support to provide access to energy to two million people in Africa

The European Commission has today (1 April) announced the results of the first call for proposals of an innovative programme for providing finance to bring electricity to the world’s poorest citizens. This initiative also shows that the EU has been a leader in the campaign to provide Sustainable Energy for All. Grants of €95 million […]

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