UK PM Johnson seeks post-Brexit deals at Africa summit

By |januar 20th, 2020|Africa, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, News, Nigeria, Sajid Javid, United Kingdom|

Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets 16 African leaders at an investment summit Monday (20 January) that will see Britain cast out a net for trading partners in its new life outside the EU.

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Von der Leyen pledges to back Africa on Ethiopia trip

By |december 8th, 2019|Africa, Ethiopia, News, refugee crisis, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen assured Africa of the EU's strong support during a visit to Ethiopia on Saturday (7 December), her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post.

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Von der Leyen to start with climate summit, Africa trip

By |december 2nd, 2019|Africa, Climate Change, Development Policy, Ethiopia, News, Paris Agreement, Von der Leyen Commission|

The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for the EU executive over the next five years.

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The CAP has devastating effects on developing countries, report says

By |oktober 18th, 2019|Africa, CAP, CAP payments, common agricultural policy, environment, farmers, GRET, milk quotas, News, sustainable farming|

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) penalises local farmers and harms the environment. It continues to contribute to the injection of palm oil in milk powder, exports of soft wheat to the detriment of local products, as well as to the over-consum...

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This summer has been catastrophic for the world’s forests

By |avgust 27th, 2019|Africa, Amazon rainforest, forest fires, News, Siberia|

The world's largest forests, which include those in the Amazon, Equatorial and Siberian regions, have suffered from severe forest fires this summer. These forests play a key role in protecting the climate, as they are crucial for terrestrial carbon seq...

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G7 Leaders, take a stand for Africa!

By |avgust 24th, 2019|Africa, coal phase-out, fossil fuel subsidies, G7, G7 summit, Kenya, News|

Africa is still heavily reliant on coal. To protect the climate, leading industrialised countries should help Africa to invest in clean growth and leapfrop to renewables, says former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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20,000 migrants rescued from Sahara in three years: IOM

By |junij 26th, 2019|Africa, IOM, Libya, Mali, News, Niger, refugee crisis, Sahara desert|

Nearly 20,000 migrants have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger over the past three years, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday (25 June).

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Cotonou successor: EU-Africa relations at the crossroads

By |februar 8th, 2019|ACFTA, Africa, African Union, EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, News|

Negotiators are hoping to break the back on talks for the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in May 2020, between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

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World Bank’s Georgieva: Venezuela needs tens of billions of dollars

By |februar 5th, 2019|Africa, Kristalina Georgieva, News, Venezuela, World Bank|

As the Venezuelan crisis unfolds, the World Bank is ready to act as soon as its members give the green light, said the institution's new interim president, Kristalina Georgieva. In an interview with EURACTIV.com, she estimated that the financial needs to cover would be around tens of billions of dollars.

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The EU must stick its neck out for the giraffe

By |februar 1st, 2019|Africa, News, wildlife, wildlife crime|

The future of the giraffe is in jeopardy, but a proposal by African range states to regulate the international trade in giraffe specimens via a CITES Appendix II listing would make a vital contribution to securing this species’ survival. Joanna Swabe and Manon Dené argue that the European Union must stick out its neck to protect the giraffe.

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