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Friday, 19 January 2018

On 23 August the European Union (EU) announced that it will provide €5.2 million to the African Union Commission (AUC) for a testing exercise of a continent military force, which is to operate under the direction of the African Union.

The Federal Government of Somalia and the EU are to co-host "The New Deal for Somalia Conference" in Brussels on 16 September 2013. The international conference will endorse the "New Deal Compact" that is to commit the Somali people and their international partners to a set of key priorities and new support for the reconstruction of Somalia over the next 3 years.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The European Union maintained its position as the worls’s biggest aid donor last year (2012), stumping up €55.2 billion of overseas assistance (over 50% of the global overseas development aid), but the bloc has made no progress towards its target of providing 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) in aid by 2015, according to the European Commission’s 2013 annual development aid report, published on 21 August.

On 31 July, the newspaper Times of Swaziland reported that The Centre for the Development of Enterprise (CDE) has pumped 1.8 million Euros for developing the Swaziland’s private sector, directed mainly through capacity building.

At the end of July, the United Kingdom House of Lords sent a letter to the European Commission to express its members’ concern over the lack of political interest for solving the water, sanitation and hygiene situation in sub-Saharan Africa, the British newspaper The Guardian informs.

Monday, 26 August 2013

On 17 August, during a Kenya-Belgium business forum in Nairobi (Kenya), Belgium Deputy Prime Minster Didier Reynders told journalists that the East African Community (EAC) should offer the European Union the same trade terms as it is offering other emerging nations, such as Brazil, India and China.

On July 25, in her first address to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels, the new ambassador of Lesotho to the European Union, H.E Mrs Mpeo Mahase-Moila, urged African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to intensify ties with each other, highlighting the private sector as the main engine for cooperation.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

The “Energy for all“ objective should be one of the development goals in the post-2015 agenda, the representatives of the 15 Economic Community Of West African states (ECOWAS) at the 10th session of the ACP-EU Regional Joint Parliamentary Assembly - held in Abuja (Nigeria) on 17-19 July – concluded.

Friday, 02 August 2013

A total Sh40 billion (€345,6 million) in aid will be allocated to Kenya between 2014 -2020 by the European Union, for use in agriculture and other sectors.

Thursday, 01 August 2013

Aid from the EU15 member states for sub-Saharan Africa has fallen by 19% in 2012, compared to the previous year, according to a Special Report Tracking Development Assistance released by the international advocacy organization fighting  poverty in Africa – ONE.