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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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Fake ‘EU travel news’ seeks to undermine reforming #Zimbabwe

Fake ‘EU travel news’ seeks to undermine reforming #Zimbabwe

| May 28, 2019

Democracies all around the world are facing an epidemic of fake news, with the trend also targeting developing nations, writes Tony Mallett. 

 The deluge of fake stories that aim to sway populations first came to the fore in the West during the US election in 2016, spread to Europe, and is now appearing in […]

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Commissioner Neven Mimica visits #Egypt in framework of Egypt’s chairmanship of  #AfricanUnion

Commissioner Neven Mimica visits #Egypt in framework of Egypt’s chairmanship of  #AfricanUnion

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) is on an official visit to Egypt. Between February 2019 until January 2020, Egypt is chairing the African Union. Commissioner Mimica said: “We have high hopes for the Egyptian Chairmanship of the African Union, especially when it comes to making progress on boosting investment, strengthening the business climate and continuing the path […]

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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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#CycloneIdai – €12 million EU assistance in #Mozambique, #Zimbabwe and #Malawi

#CycloneIdai – €12 million EU assistance in #Mozambique, #Zimbabwe and #Malawi

| April 12, 2019

The European Union has announced an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. This funding will assist people in need following cyclone Idai and the subsequent floods. Total EU humanitarian assistance in response to this natural disaster now amounts to more than €15m. “We continue to stand in solidarity with the […]

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