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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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.

The European Commission has adopted the proposal for making 2015 the European Year of Development. This will be now considered for adoption by the Council and European Parliament.
2015 is seen as a pivotal year for development; it is the last year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the year in which the major decisions will be taken on what their replacements will look like.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

On 16 July, the European Commission adopted a communication proposing that all types of development aid in the post-2015 period be considered as “a whole”, by binding current major international efforts and using all their financial resources in the post-2015 period in “a new, innovative way”.

African governments are spending more of their own money to combat the AIDS virus, malaria and other health plagues - according to a new report by the United Nations’ AIDS agency and the African Union (AU), released on Monday (15 July) -, but a senior global health official says progress in preventing infectious diseases could slow if the EU and other donors skimp on their aid.

Monday, 29 July 2013

A total of 5.5 million Euro will be allocated over the next 36 months by the European Commission to a programme that aims to facilitate access to basic health care for pregnant women and children under five in the specific regions in Guinea-Bissau. The objective of the programme is to enable 80% of the population of these regions, including a large majority of women and children, to see a health officer at least three times a year.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

On June 13, the European Parliament (EP) approved – with considerable reticence – the final version of the second revision  of the framework agreement between the EU and the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries (the Cotonou Agreement). They argued that the agreement is not explicit enough on the human rights, and particularly on the homosexuality chapters.