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Saturday, 23 March 2019

The Federal Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, arrives Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday for offcial visit. He is received by Prime Minister at the PM Office. The visit by Sebastian Kurz follows the meeting between the two heads of state on the margins of the G20 Investment Summit held in Germany in October of this year.

Monday, 10 December 2018

During the 36th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 3 to 5 December in Cotonou (Benin), Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries debated and adopted several resolutions. Parliamentarians debated the concrete involvement of the international community in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel, and the political situation in Cameroon.

His Excellency Mr. Patrice TALON, President of the Republic of Benin presided the official opening ceremony of the 52nd session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and the 36th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) in the presence of distinguished guests and more than 350 participants from all over the world on Monday 03 December 2018.

Agriculture must be at the heart of the successor to the Cotonou Agreement between the EU and the ACP community, writes Michael Hailu Michael Hailu is the director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). As global business leaders gather in Morocco today (30 November) for the EU-Africa Business Summit to focus on economic relations between African countries and the European Union, it is timely to remember that by 2050, the world will have another two billion mouths to feed.

The European Union is mobilising an extra €108 million for social policies, security, good governance and access to electricity in Niger. This was announced by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the fringes of the Partner-donor coordination conference (link is external) organised by the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Today (06/12/2018) the EU announced additional funding of EUR 125 million for the G5 Sahel countries at the Partners and Donors Coordination Conference organised by the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Mauritania. What does the EUR 125 million announced in Nouakchott cover?  The European Union's commitment is in response to the development and security priorities of the G5 Sahel, as set out in the Priority Investment Programme (PIP).

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo signed a new five-year cooperation programme today in Cotonou, the capital of Benin. Belgium and Benin join forces to create sustainable local economic growth by developing the pineapple sector and the Port of Cotonou and strengthening the rights of women and girls.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has launched the SADC Integrated Institutional Capacity Building (IICB) Programme to the tune of R292,468 million. The IICB programme, which is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the German government is aimed at enhancing the capacity of national structures of SADC member states and that of the Secretariat.

The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Mali and the implementation of structural reforms to improve security, governance and access to basic services in the country. This additional support of €50 million was formally agreed today by Neven Mimica, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, and Kamissa Camara, Mali's Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in Nouakchott (Mauritania), on the fringes of the Partner-Donor Coordination Conference organised by the G5 Sahel.

Italy has pledged to help Kenya build capacity necessary to aid its development agenda. Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said the rich experience Italy has in roads, energy, water and technical training is worth being replicated in Kenya "as it prepares for an economic take-off".