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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...
15/04/2013

Turning the Millennium Development Goals into Millennium Development Achievements

The UN conference on the Millennium Development Goals, which took place on 29/06/2010 and gathered Ministers of Development and Foreign Affairs debating ahead of the UN High Level Summit on MDGs due to take place in September. EU...
15/04/2013

Joint Declaration by the African Union and the European Union on the United Nations...

On June 26, the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the African Union and the European Union reaffirm their commitment to the global eradication of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or...
15/04/2013

Experts meet to discuss energy

Energy was on the agenda as delegates from Africa and Europe met for a restricted Joint Experts Group (mini-JEG) meeting on 9-10 June in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Topics discussed included renewable energy, the planned High-Level Meeting and...
15/04/2013

Reporting on Climate Change

Whether you believe in it or not, the world has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent decades due to climate change. The topic has attracted numerous articles, commentaries, conferences and even an Oscar-winning documentary....
15/04/2013

Mauritania - the international community has pledged a potential commitment of more than...

On 23/06/2010 the European Commission together with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international donors welcomed Mauritania's renewed commitments for good governance and reconfirmed support to...
15/04/2013

World Marks Refugee Day

The theme of this year’s World Refugee Day, ‘home’, sought to underline the vulnerability of all those who have had to flee from their home and country. The chairperson of the African Union, Bingu wa Mutharika, said that World Refugee Day...