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Thursday, 19 July 2018

The Federal Republic of Germany and Cameroon on Tuesday signed two intergovernmental cooperation agreements in the capital of Cameroon, worth a total of €13.6 million (about 8.84 billion CFA francs), aimed to modernise the civil registry and support decentralisation.

On 21 June, Bakary Sylla – Chief of Staff at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance – representing the Minister, actively took part in the Paris Forum. A total of 46 lending and borrowing countries, as well as nine international financial institutions and international organisations met in Paris at the French Finance Ministry to discuss new trends in the sovereign debt landscape, in particular the high debt levels of certain developing countries, in a context marked by growing vulnerabilities linked to the rise and make-up of debt in these countries.

Friday, 13 July 2018

The African Union has appointed Carlos Lopes, a member of President Paul Kagame's dream team in reforming the continental body and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as the high representative for the post-2020 negotiations with the European Union.

The European Union has released €89.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia and Djibouti, as millions are grappling with the consequences of prolonged extreme weather conditions. The funding comes ahead of the Somalia Partnership Forum co-hosted by the European Union taking place next week over 16-17 July.

The EU’s much vaunted private investment vehicle in Africa has moved a step closer to becoming reality after €800 million was unlocked to leverage multi-billion euro investments on the continent. At a meeting on July 10, the board of the European Fund for Sustainable Development gave its green light to a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around €800 million as part the bloc’s External Investment Plan (EIP).