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#Wales – Launch of Climate Change Coffee Partnership

#Wales – Launch of Climate Change Coffee Partnership

| March 4, 2020

More than 3,000 Fairtrade farmers in rural Uganda will be supported by a Welsh government-backed partnership to get them a fair price for their coffee – and help them combat climate change. A new initiative has been launched by an international Climate Change Coffee Partnership, made up of organizations in both Wales and Uganda. The […]

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EU mobilizes €10 million more to respond to severe #DesertLocust outbreak in #EastAfrica

EU mobilizes €10 million more to respond to severe #DesertLocust outbreak in #EastAfrica

| February 28, 2020

The European Commission has announced €10 million more to respond to one of the worst Desert Locust outbreak in decades in East Africa. The outbreak could have devastating consequences on food security in an already vulnerable region where 27.5 million people suffer from severe food insecurity and at least 35 million more are at risk. […]

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High Representative/Vice President Borrell in Ethiopia and Sudan during first visit to #Africa

High Representative/Vice President Borrell in Ethiopia and Sudan during first visit to #Africa

| February 27, 2020

Today (27 February), the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell (pictured) will travel to Ethiopia to attend the 10th African Union-European Union Commission-to-Commission meeting. After that, on Friday, he will meet with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, to confirm the EU’s support to his political […]

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#Locust swarms in East Africa: EU supports fight against infestation

#Locust swarms in East Africa: EU supports fight against infestation

| February 18, 2020

The European Union has allocated an initial €1 million in emergency funding to support international efforts to tackle the desert locust outbreak currently wreaking havoc in eastern Africa. “The locust swarms are having a real humanitarian impact, destroying crops and pastures. Swift action is needed. Our emergency funding will help pastoralists and farmers in the […]

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#SouthAfricanCivilSociety meets foreign minister over #IsraelPalestine

#SouthAfricanCivilSociety meets foreign minister over #IsraelPalestine

| February 17, 2020

Members of South African civil society met on 14 February with South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Minister Naledi Pandor, to handover a memorandum. Organizations present expressed appreciation to the Minister and our president, Cyril Ramaphosa, for their firm stance in support of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli Apartheid and, in particular, our […]

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East Africa’s #Locust plague shows we need an honest conversation about #Pesticides

East Africa’s #Locust plague shows we need an honest conversation about #Pesticides

| February 7, 2020

A devastating locust plague has hit East Africa, with swarms of insects covering an area the size of Moscow. In desperation towards this pest, farmers and police in countries like Kenya and Ethiopia are using every tool available, ranging from pesticides to flamethrowers and even machine guns. Their desperation is real and justified: with large […]

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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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