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15/04/2013

5 African women scientists honoured by the African Union

Addis Ababa 9 September 2010 – 5 outstanding African women scientists were honoured today when they received prizes worth $20 000 each, a silver medal and an AU certificate at a Woman Scientist Regional Scientific Award ceremony held at...
15/04/2013

9 out of 10 Europeans express steadfast support for development aid, says a special...

European citizens continue to show resolute support to aid provided to developing countries according to a special Eurobarometer published today. One week before the UN High Level Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals, the survey...
15/04/2013

Seven activities to improve food safety in Africa

EU Food Facility is the EU rapid response to soaring food prices in developing countries. Workshop for officials of african union commission, the regional economic communities and the specialised bodies being held in cape town...
15/04/2013

African Union Summit focuses on security situation in Somalia and on improving maternal...

Two weeks after bomb attacks killed 74 people in Kampala, 35 African Heads of State gathered on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital for the 15th African Union Summit. The meeting opened on Sunday 25 July with two minutes of silence to...
15/04/2013

Representatives of African Youth Issue Call to Action to AU Summit

Over a 100 young people from all over Africa gathered in Entebbe, Uganda from 17-19 July at the first ever African Youth Forum. The event was conceived as a platform for discussion and recommendations from youth delegates in the run-up to...
15/04/2013

Commissioner Michel Barnier visits the African Union

After his visit to Washington, for his second visit outside of the European Union since he took office, Michel BARNIER has chosen to meet officials of the African Union, to exchange on the lessons to be learned from the financial crisis....
15/04/2013

Agreement reached on Zimbabwe’s diamond exports

The European Union welcomes that an agreement has been reached within the Kimberley Process on a way forward. A work plan which allows Zimbabwe the possibility to make limited exports of rough diamonds from its Marange diamond field has...
15/04/2013

Short-term food assistance of € 5 million in four countries of south-east Africa

The European Commission has allocated € 5 million to support the protection of livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the disaster-prone regions of south-east African and south-west Indian Ocean. This aid will promote disaster...
15/04/2013

Social Partners Debating Africa-EU Strategy

The 11th Regional Seminar of ACP-EU Economic and Social Interest Groups in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urged all OECD countries not to reduce their political and financial commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, or to...
15/04/2013

Energy in Africa: launch the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme

At the High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) in Vienna, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and EU Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger will launch the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (...