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Petit dérapage démocratique à Djibouti. Pas grave se dit Bruxelles… NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Il aura fallu un peu de temps pour que l’Union européenne réagisse aux élections du 22 février à Djibouti. A Bruxelles, on traite la petite république de l’Afrique de l’Est avec...
Opération Serval. Un C130 danois au Mali. Une aide logistique allemande… NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) L’opération française au Mali commence à prendre une nette couleur européenne. Après le Royaume-Uni dimanche, la Défense danoise a confirmé aujourd’hui (14 janvier) fin d’après-midi l’envoi d’un avio...
Eastern Congo: long-suffering, long neglected NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
As the eyes of the world focus on Gaza, eastern Congo plunges yet again into a deadly conflict which threatens the lives and futures of tens of thousands of people. While hopes are rising that a ceasefire in Gaza is only hours away between Israeli fo...
La prossima guerra dell’Ue | Blog NEW
Europa league 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Nonostante il premio Nobel per la pace e i molti dubbi espressi sulle sue capacità di azione internazionale, l'Europa si prepara per il suo prossimo intervento armato. Il bersaglio però non è la Siria, come molti avrebbero pr...
Fighting violence with hope and care NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 18 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
With joy and relief, today I welcomed to the European Commission Dr Denis Mukwege. Medical Director at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr Mukwege has an immensely difficult and important job – to save, heal and return...
Advocates of change – dr. Mukwege and his support for Congolese women NEW
Andris Piebalgs 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Number of Views :87I met today with Dr Denis Mukwege, a doctor from the DR Congo who founded a hospital for rape victims and is a fierce advocate for women. Few weeks back I was shocked to learn he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. Today, hi...
Swaziland fishery laws outdated NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Experts have observed that Swaziland’s fishery laws are very outdated. The ACP Fish II Southern Africa Regional Manager, Leone Tarabusi, said fisheries in Swaziland were governed by the Protection of Fresh Water Fish Act of 1937 and regulations pro...
Royal Society and DFID launch fund for African research NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
A £15.3 million (EUR 19 million) fund to build links between African research laboratories and strengthen their research capacity through mentoring has been launched by the Royal Society (the UK's science academy) and the UK Department for Internati...
EU to inject €158 million into Somali development efforts NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In the next few years, the European Union will focus its aid to Somalia on strengthening the country’s education, judicial and security sectors. This was outlined on 3 November by  Michele Cervone d’Urso, the EU’s new special envoy to Soma...
Malawi reconsiders controversial trade agreement EU NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Malawi has opened negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), which have been stalled since 2002. The new round of negotiations could see the administration of President Joyce Banda sign the free trade agree...
Zimbabwe-EU trade to improve NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
European Union head of delegation Aldo Dell’Ariccia says the return of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines into Zimbabwe after 13 years will boost trade between the Southern African country and the Western bloc. Dell’Ariccia told guests at a breakfast meeti...
Afrika helfen. Aber wie? NEW
INSM BLOG 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Extreme Armut hat sich weltweit gesehen in den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten um die Hälfte reduziert. Die positive Entwicklung ist aber vor allem auf den wirtschaftlichen Aufstieg Chinas zurückzuführen. Afrika bleibt der Problem-Kontinent, was Antw...
Additional funding for displaced people in CAR NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
There are more than 65,000 internally displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) in urgent need of life-saving assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The on-going conflicts in the count...
African leaders stress importance of major ACP summit NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Three presidential visits to the Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) in Brussels during the week of 15 - 19 October 2012 highlighted the commitment of ACP member states to reviewing the outlook of the Group, and its role in...
Une vision optimiste de l'Afrique, par Lionel Zinzou NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Lionel Zinsou, économiste et président de PAI Partners, défend une vision optimiste de l'Afrique, et montre que contrairement aux stéréotypes, ce continent est en train de sortir du sous-développement.  Voir la vidéo : http:...
Connaissez-vous la revue Les Afriques ? NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Les numéros 1 à 214 sont disponibles en format PDF ou grâce au menu de droite (en sélectionnant d'abord le journal puis si nécessaire la section du journal qui vous intéresse) et en accès payant. Pour voir les pdf, un abonnement...
Mauritania: Confusion Reigns over “Accidental” Shots that Wounded President Aziz NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
“@weddady: The official version on Aziz being “wounded lightly” was completely nonsense. He is seriously injured à la Dadis Camara.. #Mauritania“ Twitter update from Mauritanian activist Nasser Waddady upon hearing official...
EU-China Round Table: Wettbewerb um Afrika? NEW
Reinhard Bütikofer 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Gestern hat der Dritte EU-China Round Table dieses Jahres statt gefunden und diesmal handelte es um Afrikanischen Entwicklung.
Tanzania remains gateway to EAC common market NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The former Minister for East African Cooperation and the current Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the European Union, Dr Diodorus Kamala, has said that Tanzania remains the Gateway to East African Community Common Market.
Viktigast kanske Sahel NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
NEW YORK: Mötena har fortsatt att avlösa varandra i snabb följd här under dagen. Viktigast var kanske högnivåmötet om situationen i Sahel. Det kom, inte minst genom ett starkt inlägg av Frankrikes president Hollande, att peka vägen mot en re...
EPA issue prompts discussion at the 5th EU-SA Summit NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
As we reported earlier this week, leaders at the 5th European Union-South Africa Summit met to discuss a series of key issues such as the global economic situation, climate change, trade, development cooperation, and peace and security issues in Afri...
MDG 5 implementation in Africa gaining ground NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
According to an article by the Ghana News Agency, Nicholas Westcott, EEAS Managing Director for Africa, has stressed that poverty is decreasing in Africa and that the implementation of the Millennium Development Goal 5 approaching its targets. Speaki...
On remembering (postscript) NEW
European Reform - Mike Burnett's blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
After living and working in Zambia between 1988 and 1990, I've always been drawn to interesting perspectives on Africa, which was why I first read this book in 1994.And I was reminded - again - this week of the power of, and need for, identity w...
5th EU-SA Summit to strengthen strategic partnership NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
As we were informing our readers last week,  the 5th European Union-South Africa Summit is to take place in Brussels. This meeting is intended to will provide an opportunity to strengthen the strategic partnership between the EU and South Africa...
Zimbabwe: on its way to recovery NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
At the height of Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis in 2002, seven million people were in need of food aid. A decade later, the number of people in need has declined to a million, though it could go up by another 600,000 in 2013. Still, two of the countr...
Sudan: Khartoum Bans YouTube after Protesters Burn German Embassy NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Angered by the trailer of a movie which insults Prophet Mohammed, made by an Egyptian in the US and posted on YouTube, Sudanese protesters burned the German Embassy in Khartoum. Netizens weigh in as Sudanese authorities block access to video sharing...
Funding for regional infrastructural projects: the EAC turns to Europe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
As infrastructural challenges in Eastern Africa have been a major obstacle to the process of integration, the EAC Secretariat appears to be counting on Europe to get funding for regional infrastructural projects. According to an article by All Africa...
Africa-Europe collaboration in establishing new research infrastructures NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The next 'Promoting African – European Research Infrastructure Partnerships' (PAERIP) workshop will be held at the South African House in London’s Trafalgar Square, UK, on October 17, 2012. It will focus on Africa-Europe collaboration in establis...
C’est la rentrée… NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Effectivement pour moi cette année, ce 13 septembre, c’est la rentrée. Une rentrée un peu spéciale. Comme les écoliers, je reprends le chemin de l’école, une pas tout à fait ordinaire puisqu’il s’agit de l&...
El Parlamento Europeo reitera su apoyo al referéndum en el Sáhara NEW
Antonio Masip 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Punto 87 del informe general sobre relaciones exteriores aprobado hoyRecuerda su Resolución de 25 de noviembre de 2010 sobre la situación en el Sáhara Occidental; pide a Marruecos y al Frente Polisario que prosigan con las negociaciones para una s...
Rwanda and EU agree to intensify efforts to resolve DRC crisis NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
According to recent updates by All Africa, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo visited Brussels last week and met European Union officials in a series of high-level meetings. Among the issues discussed, the Rwanda-DRC situation...
EU welcomes the ‘beginning of a new democratic era’ in Somalia NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
After  eight years on from the establishment of Transitional Federal Institutions in Somalia, the transition has ended with the election of the President by the new Federal Parliament. The European Union congratulates Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud on h...
Starting a Collecting Society NEW
The IPKat 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Last week, I had the pleasure of witnessing the birth of a collecting society in the Gambia.  Contrary to my previously held assumptions, collecting societies aren't delivered by storks or the result of divine intervention.  Instead, collec...
Embracing Internet Freedom in Africa NEW
European Public Policy Blog (Google) 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Internet Freedom is not just a concern just for the West - it’s an essential issue for the entire world. The Freedom Online coalition now counts 18 governments from all over the world, including two in Africa, and, underlining this global reach, th...
Die Elfenbeinküste nach dem Bürgerkrieg NEW
Andreas Schieder 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Ich habe heute Charles Koffi Diby – den Wirtschafts- und Finanzminister der Cote d’Ivoire – getroffen. Ein spannendes Gespräch mit einem Minister einer Regierung, die sich aktuell bemüht, die Folgen eines mehrjährigen Bürgerkriegs zu bewäl...
EUAVSEC Sud Soudan cherche un responsable de la sécurité NEW
Bruxelles2 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Plus que quelques jours pour répondre à l’appel à recrutement de la mission de soutien à la sureté aérienne à l’aéroport de Juba (EUAVSEC Sud Soudan). Suite à la prise de fonction de Rosenkrands Christensen en tant que chef...
New EC aid injection to Horn of Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
With the aim of helping the Horn of Africa recover from the destructive drought of 2011, overcome its chronic problems and set out on the path of development, the Commission adds €22 million to its humanitarian aid in the region. This allocation...
Här samlades Afrika NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
ADDIS ABABA: Det har varit en intrycksfull dag här i dag i samband med den stora begravningen. Här samlades Afrika. På det väldiga paradtorget mitt i staden var det tal av presidenterna i Benin, Uganda, Sudan, Rwanda, Sydafrika, Nigeria och Sydsu...
Med många andra NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
ADDIS ABABA: Flygningen från Stockholm till den etiopiska huvudstaden här uppe i höglandet tog i det närmaste åtta timmar, men nu är jag i alla fall framme. Det var molnigt över norra Europa. Hösten börjar att komma. Först nere över de vac...
En stark ledare NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Week, 11 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: Självfallet mycket att gå igenom denna den första dag efter sommaren då jag är tillbaka på den ordinarie arbetsplatsen i Stockholm. Nyheten om att Etiopiens premiärminister Meles Zenawi plötsligt gått bort kom överraskande. Jag t...
IOM and Japan Launch Border Management Programme in South Sudan NEW
Euro-Police 2 Years, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
IOM and the Government of Japan yesterday (20 August) signed an agreement to launch a new initiative to work with the Government of South Sudan to develop its capacity to police and manage its borders through the building of 16 border posts, the cons...
Kleine Gäste aus der Westsahara NEW
Andreas Schieder 2 Years, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Über 160.000 Menschen müssen seit mehr als 30 Jahren in provisorischen Lagern in der Westsahara an der algerischen Grenze ausharren. Kinder, die dort groß werden, kennen von der Welt nur die beengte Zustände des Flüchtlingslagers. Gestern hat mi...
The Marikana Mine Workers Massacre – the War on the Poor NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
An article by abahlali baseMjondolo: http://abahlali.org/node/9035 Shiraz Socialist is not in a position to judge whether this article is fair and/or accurate, but we publish it in the interest information and debate: After the brutal, heartless an...
Ljusning i Mogadishu? NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
VID MEDELHAVET: Så går då också denna sommar mot sitt slut, och i morgon omlokaliserar jag min arbetsplats härifrån till Stockholm. I går höll Fredrik Reinfeldt sitt traditionella sommaranförande i Gustavsberg och satte inriktningen för myc...
Behind the South African strike killings NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Detailed information about the appalling police killings of 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, is hard to come by, especially as it seems to involve in-fighting within the  ANC-affiliated COSATU union federation. Shiraz Socialist ca...
Dancing with the Stars in Sierra Leone NEW
Babelblogs 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
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Afrikanere raser over EUs flyveforbud NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: EU's massive forbud mod afrikanske flyselskaber i Europa er diskrimination, der bevidst hjælper europæiske selskaber på Afrika-ruter. Det mener sammenslutningen af afrikanske luftfartsselskaber - Nyheder / Afrika, Søren S
South Sudan and Sudan: A looming humanitarian catastrophe? NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The EU boosts humanitarian aid for needs in Sudan and South Sudan by €40 million. Questions: 1. How necessary is the EU humanitarian aid from your point of view? 2. The organization United to End Genocide recently said that a man-made humanitarian...
‘Joint Way Forward Angola – EU’ NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The EU and Angola have recently signed  a new cooperation agreement, entitled "Joint Way Forward Angola - European Union". This agreement, which was signed by Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-Pr...
Plans for an EAC Renewable Energy Centre in the works NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
According to recent updates by All Africa, plans to establish a renewable energy efficiency and conservation centre for the East African Community (EAC)  are on track. The deputy Secretary General of  EAC in charge of Productive and Social Secto...
EU leads development work in Tanzania NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
According to the European Commission, although Tanzania averaged 6-7% GDP growth in the last decade, it remains one of the world's poorest countries in the world, with many people still living below the poverty line of $1.25/day.
Visite en Afrique de l’Est NEW
Andris Piebalgs 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Number of View: 53Du 18 au 23 juillet, j’ai accompagné la visite du Président Barroso en Afrique de l’Est.  Le Mozambique et la Tanzanie sont deux des pays les plus prometteurs en termes de stabilité politique et de développement. J&...
Conclusions du Conseil sur le Mali/Sahel (Bruxelles, 23 juillet 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes: "1. L'Union européenne (l’UE) est vivement préoccupée par la dégradation de la situation au Mali et son impact négatif sur la paix et la stabilité régionales et internationales.
Barroso au Mozambique et Tanzanie NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
(B2) Le président Barroso termine aujourd’hui (20 juillet), une visite au Mozambique, avant de continuer son voyage en Tanzanie samedi (21 juillet). Accompagné du commissaire européenne en charge du développement, Andris Piebalgs, le prési...
Financement du partenariat Afrique-UE NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
En 2009, l’UE (les 27 États membres et la Commission européenne) fut de nouveau le premier pourvoyeur d’aide au développement au monde, apportant plus de la moitié de l’aide publique, soit 48,2 milliards d’euros.
Violence against LGBTI women in Africa (Debate and Resolution in the European Parliament) NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Yes. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. And all states have the obligation to prevent violence and incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and to respect the principles of...
Mogadiscio revit NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES) La capitale de la Somalie semble sortir des années noires. C’est en tout cas le sentiment d’Alexander Rondos, le représentant spécial de l’Union européenne dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Il en a témoigné récemm...
South Sudan to join the ACP NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The Republic of South Sudan  is set to  become the 80th member of the ACP Group, as its request  (March 2012) to accede to the ACP-EU partnership has been approved at the recent Joint Council of Ministers meeting in Vanuatu. In the meantime, Sou...
Ansar Dine are on the path of destroying mausoleums in Timbuktu NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 25 Minutes ago
Mali Islamists armed with pick-axes try to destroy history. 1. As Ansar Dine are on the path of destroying shrines in Timbuktu, I think, it will get a lot of attention. But is it also significant? What does it tell us about Ansar Dine in your opinion...
La sortie de crise au Sahel passe par une refondation de la relation franco-algérienne, par Richard Labévière (european-security.com) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Cette analyse reprend l’essentiel des éléments d’une intervention faite à Alger par Richard Labévière le 3 juin 2012 à l’initiative de l’Institut national des études de stratégie globale (INESG). Spécialiste des questions diploma...
La crise alimentaire au Sahel, conférence de haut-niveau à Bruxelles NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
(B2) La Commission européenne organise une Conférence de Haut-Niveau sur la crise alimentaire au Sahel lundi 18 juin au Berlaymont, le siège de la Commission, de 9h à 13h (salle Schuman). L’événement rassemble des représentants des pays...
Hinner jag hem i tid? NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
COTONOU: Andra dagens diskussioner här med fredsfrågor i fokus kom mycket riktigt att till stor del handla om situationen i Mali och hur den kan hanteras. Benin innehar bu ordförandeskapet i Afrikanska Unionen, och det går inte att ta miste på e...
Maak de opbrengst van grondstofwinning in Afrika openbaar NEW
GroenLinks Europa 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes ago
GroenLinks wil dat er openheid komt in de opbrengsten van grote olie-, mijnbouw- en houtbedrijven in ontwikkelingslanden. GroenLinks-Europarlementariër Judith Sargentini steunt de oproep van de commissie ontwikkelingssamenwerking van het Europees Pa...
På väg till Cotonou i Benin NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 22 Minutes ago
PALMA DE MALLORCA: Mycket tidigt i dag på morgonen lyfte jag från Stockholm, och mellanlandar nu här på Mallorca väg till Cotonou i Benin och det årliga mötet mellan afrikanska och nordiska utrikesministrar. Förra året möttes vi ju på Öre...
Europe and Africa: Does the future lie in regional integration? NEW
The New Federalist 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Since the 2008 financial crisis and its consequences in Europe, the African continent has been overshadowed by other concerns of European governments. Despite a renewed interest in the Maghreb from the Old Continent aroused by the 2011 Arab revolutio...
Mali and Senegal: Contrasting Democratic Futures? NEW
the FRIDE blog 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Many observers feared an Ivorian-style meltdown in the interregnum between the first and second rounds of Senegal’s presidential elections concluded this weekend. One of Africa’s better established democracies, the evetual successful transfer...
The DRC Elections NEW
Utrikesperspektiv.se 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
November 28th marked the beginning of the second democratic general election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, since the end of the Congo Wars. Although this large African country is rich in mineral resources its GDP is only $300 per capita a...
EU, Africa and China in the 2000s: Bilateral relations and trilateral failure NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
By accident, I’ve come across a very fascinating academic journal article on EU-Africa relations and the role China played in this relationship in the first decade of the 21st century. “The European Union and China’s rise in Africa:...
UK minister warns of emergency developing on Sudan border NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Thousands of Southern Sudanese risk being caught in a humanitarian crisis because the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan have failed to take responsibility for their own people, Minister Stephen O’Brien warned today after visiting a transit ca...
Andris Piebalgs in Uganda to explore innovative financing for agriculture NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs this week traveled to Uganda for a two-day visit. Together with government and private sector representatives he explored how to improve access to financing for small and medium enterprises...
To observe or not to observe? Tunisian proud vis-à-vis EU Election Observers NEW
EU in Tunisia 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
  Teargas and consternation in the Capital’s city centre. This weekend the capital Tunis witnessed its most serious disturbances since months. A group of 250 Salafists tried to evade the offices of TV-station Nessma, because it had broadca...
Elections, Islamists and the role of the EU in Tunisia NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
In my first posting I wrote about the sometimes heated discussions in Tunisia’s daily life. This week, two subjects attracted a lot of attention from the public. “Thy shall marry young” Ennahda, the political party which represents...
UK: Retailers targeted by cotton made in Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative, which now reaches 1.6m people in five countries according to a new study, is teaming up with an ethical consultancy to try to boost its uptake by UK retailers. Cotton made in Africa works in five African...
Somalia ranked as world’s most food insecure country NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
A new study assessing the availability and stability of food supplies in 196 countries has rated the food security of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the lowest in the world, while countries in the drought stricken Horn of Af...
Special Representative to the African Union NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The 3110th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 20 September 2011 updated the mandate of Mr Koen Vervaeke, EU Special Representative to the African Union and extended it until 30 June 2012. It set the budget for expen...
Ghana: Civil society organisations intensify fight against EPAs NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the country have intensified their fight against the Economic Partnership Agreements saying they are inimical to the long-term development aspirations of the nation. For the second time in a month, civil so...
L’Afrique du Sud, entre start up et townships NEW
Andris Piebalgs 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
J’ai ouvert mon site web en février 2010 par une phrase de Nelson Mandela, qui rappelait que la lutte contre la pauvreté ne passait pas par la charité mais par l’accès à la liberté. J’en ai fait l’une des mes priorités...
MittEuropa » Låt oss slippa fler Mugabe i världen NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
EU måste dra lärdom av vad som hände efter valet i Zimbabwe.Idag, den 15 september, firar vi den internationella demokratidagen. I år är den särskilt intressant att uppmärksamma efter den arabiska våren.Tre nordafrikanska diktatorer sitter in...
How can the EU best support the development challenges of South Sudan? NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
“Independence in South Sudan has come as the result of a long struggle. The country is now free, but destroyed. War has devastated the south, and nothing has been developed – everything must be built from scratch.” A strong message delivered by...
Humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa, Sudan and South Sudan NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
The 3109th Council meeting on General Affairs held in Brussels on 12 September 2011  approved an extra EUR 60 million for humanitarian and food aid in the Horn of Africa and EUR 40 million for Sudan and South Sudan. For the Horn of Africa (the c...
Pentru salvarea milioanelor de infometati din Africa de Est NEW
Corina Cretu 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
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Urgència humanitària a la banya d'Àfrica NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 8 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Aquest matí debatem i votem al Parlament Europeu, reunit en sessió plenària a Estrasburg, una resolució sobre la situació de fam que pateix la banya d'Àfrica. Després de la negociació en qu&egra...
Free Dawit Isaak NEW
Cecilia Malmström 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Last Sunday we commemorated the ten years since 9.11 2001. It was in the shadow of these events, when all eyes were on the burning towers in New York, that the Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak was arrested and imprisoned in Eritrea. Still ther...
Frige Dawit Isaak NEW
Cecilia Malmström Mitt Europa 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
När världens blickar riktades mot USA i skuggan av den elfte september 2001 fängslades den svenska journalisten Dawit Isaak i Eritrea. Inget åtal har väckts mot honom och han har inte fått en rättegång. Han är enligt Amnesty International i...
"Investment Decisions for Resource-Rich Countries" by Paul Collier NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Part I: The Role of Central Banks Many poor countries face their best opportunity for a generation: high prices and discoveries are generating substantial revenues from natural resource extraction....
Les fauteurs de trouble en Somalie (suite) : le trésor de Al-Shabab (maj) NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Une organisation autant commerciale que politique, les Al-Shabab ? C’est un peu le sentiment qu’on peut avoir à la lecture du rapport du groupe d’experts des Nations-Unies sur la Somalie (que j’ai déjà évoqué...
Lesotho: Commissioner Piebalgs to to announce €15 million aid for water access NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 33 Minutes ago
European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will arrive for a two-day visit in Lesotho on 12 September. The visit takes place in the context of the country's preparations for local and parliamentary elections while dealing with the effects o...
Africa’s biggest market lies within NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Global demand for African oil and precious metals has fuelled a continental surge in exports, helping some of the world’s poorest countries rebound from the 2009 economic shock. African countries also stand to benefit from trade deals with donor...
Sarkozy’s line for Africa is “neither interference nor indifference” NEW
¡No Pasarán! 3 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
President Nicolas Sarkozy, having suddenly engaged France in shooting wars in Libya and Ivory Coast, seems to be harking back to the old days of French African policy, sometimes known as Françafrique, when Paris and its army dictated politics in...
Left- and Right-Wing French Diplomats Spar in Press NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The HatfieldsIt's like the Hatfields and McCoys -- family feuds, strong words and provocations -- only this time, the families are French diplomatic chiefs who skirmish not with weapons but a pair of caustic collective letters published (anonymo...
UK Government ramps up trading in Africa NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The UK is to launch a new initiative to boost African trade through reduced bureaucracy, improved transport infrastructure and more efficient border crossings Andrew Mitchell said today. The African Free Trade initiative (AFTi) will see Britain...
L’Afrique du Sud dépêche une frégate dans le canal du Mozambique NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
L’Afrique du Sud a déployé une frégate, le SAS Mendi (F-148), pour patrouiller dans le canal de Mozambique entre Madagascar et la côte orientale de l’Afrique et aider à lutter contre  les pirates somaliens. C’est la première...
The EU’s Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Role in Sudan – Call for Evidence NEW
EPLO blog 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The House of Lords’ EU Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy is conducting an inquiry into the European Union’s Conflict Prevention Role in Sudan, focusing on the conflict between the north and south and the implementat...
Commissioner Piebalgs at the African Union Summit NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs attended the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on 30/31 January. Leaders met to discuss the theme of the summit - "Greater Unity and Integration through Shared Values". The European Union is working i...
Sudan referendum: visit from a European Parliament delegation NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
A six-member European Parliament delegation is now in Sudan to observe the southern Sudan independence referendum, with voting taking place between 9 and 15 January. Delegation leader Mariya Nedelcheva (EPP, BG) confirmed   that the poll has so far...
EAC EPA experts set to chart negotiating strategy with EU NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
East African Community (EAC) experts negotiating the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union are to meet this month, after receiving funds for the work. Ismail Mfinanga, Assistant Director of Regional Integration Programmes in th...