Coronavirus or not, African migrants push on toward Europe

By |maj 11th, 2020|Africa, coronavirus, Gambia, Giuseppe Conte, human trafficking, IOM, Libya, Mali, migrant cris, News, Niger, Sahel, Senegal|

Many Africans are managing to evade coronavirus lockdown barriers in Niger, the Sahel's migrant crossroads, as they press on with their perilous desert trek to the Mediterranean Sea and ultimately Europe.

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EU to discuss Africa debt relief

By |april 29th, 2020|Africa, Charles Michel, coronavirus, debt relief, G5 Sahel, News|

EU countries will discuss a request for debt relief from five Sahel countries as part of efforts to help them cope with coronavirus, European Council chief Charles Michel said Tuesday (28 April).

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EU announces €15 billion to fight virus in developing countries

By |april 8th, 2020|Africa, coronavirus, developing countries, health systems, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Union is to put up €15 billion to help poor countries fight the coronavirus epidemic, the bloc's chief announced on Tuesday (7 April).

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As Europe reels, US braces for staggering virus death toll

By |april 1st, 2020|Africa, coronavirus, Donald Trump, G20, News, United States|

Americans were told Tuesday (31 March) to brace for "very painful" weeks ahead in a worsening coronavirus pandemic projected to claim up to a quarter million US lives, as fatalities spiked in European hotspots Spain, France and Britain.

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The last continent to face up COVID-19, Africa ‘needs to wake up’

By |marec 20th, 2020|Africa, COVID-19, EU-Africa trade, News, WHO|

As Europe and North American countries go into self-imposed economic and social lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Africa remains the continent least affected by the virus. Still, a raft of African governments were quick to impose travel bans o...

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Post-Cotonou delays complicate EU’s new African vision

By |marec 6th, 2020|Africa, African Union, EU-Africa relations, EU-Africa trade, Jutta Urpilainen, News|

The European Commission will next week publish its EU-Africa ‘strategy’, which the bloc hopes will form the basis of a new ‘partnership’ with the African continent. EU Foreign Affairs chief Josep Borrell will launch the blueprint on Monday (9 March), kick-starting seven months of negotiation between ministers and leaders from the two continents. 

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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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