All success stories

All success stories

Success stories illustrate concrete examples of the Africa-EU Partnership in action. Use the drop-down menu to find stories by area of cooperation or country, or browse through the most recently uploaded stories below.

Radio Miraya – human rights on the airwaves in Sudan

Bridging political, religious, linguistic, social and cultural divisions in a country recovering from civil war – the United Nations’ local radio station in Sudan is making a significant contribution to this complex task. When Miraya FM went on air for the first time in 2006, the Comprehensive...

A boost for African university students – the Nyerere programme

A third phase of the scheme to help African graduates, post graduates and teaching staff move freely between universities on the continent is receiving EU backing of €45 million, under the tenth European Development Fund. The Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme (MNAUSS) covers a range...

Regional Institutes for global competitiveness – the Pan-African University

Science and technology are key to Africa’s future development. In January 2007, the AU Heads of State and Government declared 2007 as the launching year for building constituencies and champions for science, technology and innovation in Africa. The Pan-African University (PAU) was set up by the AU...

Green light for EU training mission to Somalia

Following a Council Decision adopted in February 2010, the EUTM Somalia military training mission in support of the Somali security forces and in cooperation with the African Union was launched in April 2010, with the aim of providing military training to strengthen the Somali Transitional Federal...

Training for African Standby Forces

Settling ongoing conflicts and preventing others from erupting – the Africa-EU partnership for peace and security aims to ensure the continent has the stability it needs for sustainable development to take root. One of the ways it works towards this is through the establishment of five civil-...

The African Peace Facility

The African Peace Facility (APF) was set up to support peace and security on the African continent in the framework of the EU-Africa Partnership. The three main strands of action are capacity building, peace support operations and the development of an early response mechanism. Peace support...

Mediterranean Solar Plan links North Africa to Europe

The Mediterranean Solar Plan (MSP), launched in July 2008 as one of the major initiatives under the Union for the Mediterranean, is designed to ensure that increased electricity demand in the region can be met in a sustainable and renewable way.   The MSP aims to achieve this through the...

Connecting researchers

The Africa Connect project is helping to modernise and develop education and research in sub-Saharan Africa countries by supporting networking and internet connectivity. The project began in 2008 with €12 million in funding from the European Commission and €3 million co-financing from African...

Fighting disease, saving lives – a partnership for clinical trials

A major step forward in the fight against AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis has been achieved with the setting-up of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Through developing new or improved drugs, vaccines and microbicides, the partners contribute to reversing the...

Zambia develops a national plan of action against trafficking in human beings

The Zambian government is building a strategy to protect people (especially children and women) from the harmful effects of human trafficking. It is supported by an EU-funded programme implementented by ILO, IOM and UNICEF. In the last few years, human trafficking for labour and sexual...