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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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#Drought in #SouthernAfrica – EU releases over €22 million in humanitarian aid

#Drought in #SouthernAfrica – EU releases over €22 million in humanitarian aid

| January 17, 2020

The European Commission is mobilizing a humanitarian aid package of €22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funding comes as large parts of southern Africa are currently in the grip of their harshest drought in decades. “Many poor households in drought-affected areas […]

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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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#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – New actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilize communities in North Africa

#EmergencyTrustFundForAfrica – New actions of almost €150 million to tackle human smuggling, protect vulnerable people and stabilize communities in North Africa

| December 12, 2019

The European Union, via the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, North Africa Window, adopted four new migration-related actions. They amount to€147.7 million in total and this funding will support Morocco in tackling human smuggling and irregular migration. It will also help improve the living conditions in Libyan communities, protect refugees and vulnerable migrants stranded in […]

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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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New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/European Union Partnership: Chief negotiators agree on economic priorities for future agreement

New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/European Union Partnership: Chief negotiators agree on economic priorities for future agreement

| September 30, 2019

Meeting in New York on 28 September in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the chief negotiators CommissionerMimica (pictured) and Togolese Minister Robert Dussey further specified the economic framework of future relations between African, Caribbean and Pacific countries with the European Union after 2020. International Co-operation and Development Commissioner and the EU’s Chief Negotiator […]

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South Africa – #SAP partners with #DiscoveryHealth to digitize health insurance businesses

South Africa – #SAP partners with #DiscoveryHealth to digitize health insurance businesses

| August 8, 2019

SAP and Discovery Health, a South African medical insurance administrator, are partnering to combine data-driven insights, insurance and healthcare products with a customer-centric engagement platform to enable health insurance businesses to transform into intelligent healthcare enterprises. The partnership aims to combine Discovery Health’s industry experience and best-in-class healthcare systems platform with SAP’s world-leading software expertise […]

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