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Saturday, 23 February 2019

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Development Alexander De Croo signed today a new five-year cooperation programme with the Republic of Guinea.

Friday, 14 December 2018

The coconut industry in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean should soon be receiving a further boost. That is because the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be financing a second coconut project in the region.

Foreign ministers discussed EU - African Union (AU) cooperation in view of the first inter-Summit EU-AU ministerial meeting which will take place on 21-22 January 2019 in Brussels. The meeting will cover three main themes: political aspects (peace, security and governance), economic aspects (investment, trade and skills) and multilateralism (strengthening cooperation in support of a rule based global order).

Germany has granted Kenya $110 million to fund various development projects in the next two years. The agreement was signed in Nairobi on Friday, 7 December 2018, by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary to the Treasury, Henry Rotich, and Germany’s government director for East Africa, Niels Breyer.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

On Tuesday 4 December, the European Parliament and the Council, with the support of the Commission, reached a provisional agreement on the 2019 EU budget during a decisive trilogue. This agreement is to be confirmed next week during the last plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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.