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15/04/2013

25th Africa-France Summit calls for greater international role for Africa

The 25th Africa-France Summit took place in Nice, France, on 31 May and 1 June 2010. Among the themes addressed was the need for a greater role for Africa in international governance. Debates also focused on issues concerning the...
15/04/2013

Migration and mobility in Mali

A delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs travelled to Bamako, Mali this week to meet local authorities and representatives of the CIGEM (Migration Information and Management Centre...
15/04/2013

Senegal opens doors to diaspora

The global African Diaspora community may be able to visit Senegal without requiring a visa under new proposals unveiled by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade. The announcement was made at the recent International Colloquium in Accra,...
15/04/2013

Finance institutions come together to boost Africa

The private sector remains a major donor in providing finance for development in Africa. Eight major development finance institutions came together on 26 May and formed the African Financing Partnership, an innovative scheme that will...
15/04/2013

Signature of the revised Cotonou Partnership Agreement

The official ceremony of a signature of the second revised Cotonou Agreement took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 22-23 June 2010 in presence of EU Development Commissioner and representatives of the ACP countries. Changes to the...
15/04/2013

‘53 Countries, One Union’ Conference in Bologna

A high level conference on Africa entitled ‘53 Countries, One Union’ under the patronage of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union and European Commission took place in Bologna, Italy on 21 May. 53 Countries, One...
15/04/2013

Ensuring safer food for Africa

African food hygiene experts are meeting in Bamako, Mali this week to participate in a regional workshop on food hygiene inspection. The event, which runs from 24 to 28 May, has been organised by Better...
15/04/2013

EU climate finance initiative for developing countries

European Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and European Investment Bank (EIB) President Philippe Maystadt agreed on Monday to explore a joint climate finance initiative for developing countries as part of the European Union...
15/04/2013

First results of the EU 1 bn Food Facility

With more than € 500 million already disbursed and 97 % of funds committed after only one year and a half from its adoption, the € 1 billion EU Food Facility has provided a fast and efficient response in tackling food insecurity. The...
15/04/2013

Celebrating the Day of the African Child

In an effort to raise the profile of education and child mortality the International Day of the African Child has been celebrated every year since 1991 on 16 June. The day came about as a result of the massive protests in the Soweto...