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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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#EUTrustFundForAfrica – Five new programmes adopted for the Sahel and Lake Chad region

#EUTrustFundForAfrica – Five new programmes adopted for the Sahel and Lake Chad region

| November 23, 2018

The European Commission has adopted five new programmes worth more than €141 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. International Co-operation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica said: “Our new EU programmes, worth €141 million, are particularly focusing on important opportunities for young people. They will furthermore support our G5 Sahel partners to strengthen […]

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#AfricaEuropeAlliance – Boosting sustainable energy investments in #Africa

#AfricaEuropeAlliance – Boosting sustainable energy investments in #Africa

| November 12, 2018

A new high-level platform initiative brings together key players in the sustainable energy sector from the public and private sectors of both Europe and Africa. At the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg organized by the African Development Bank, the European Union and the African Union have launched the EU-Africa high-level platform on sustainable energy investments […]

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Protecting and supporting migrants and refugees: Actions worth €467 million under the #EUTrustFundForAfrica

Protecting and supporting migrants and refugees: Actions worth €467 million under the #EUTrustFundForAfrica

| May 30, 2018

The European Union has adopted new programmes and projects worth a total of €467 million under the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. The EU continues to deliver on its commitments to assist vulnerable migrants and refugees and address root causes of irregular migration. The new support measures in the Sahel/ Lake Chad region and the […]

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#Kenya floods: EU releases initial €1.5 million to help victims of dam tragedy

#Kenya floods: EU releases initial €1.5 million to help victims of dam tragedy

| May 15, 2018

In response to the recent devastating floods in Kenya, the European Commission has provided €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most affected families. The funding will help cover basic needs such as emergency shelter and basic household essentials, food and nutrition, drinking water and repair of damaged water and sanitation facilities as […]

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Missing: A beefed-up plan for #Africa population explosion

Missing: A beefed-up plan for #Africa population explosion

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Where is Europe’s relationship with Africa headed; where is the ‘Grand Bargain’ they both need? When EU leaders, who included France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel, met their African Union opposite numbers at the end of November, their summit was billed as the “defining moment” for the re-shaping of EU-AU relations. Since then, there’s […]

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#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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