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Saturday, 23 March 2019

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.

ACP Assistant Secretary General in charge of the Department for Sustainable Economic Development and Trade, Mr. Viwanou Gnassounou exposed the ACP Approach to mobilizing blue finance for fisheries and aquaculture at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on 26-28 November 2018.

For ACP Member States, where the adverse impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly evident and more severe, the landmark IPCC report underscores the need for urgent and adequate action.

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).

British development finance agency CDC Group plans to invest up to $4.5 billion across Africa over the next four years to boost ties with the continent, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday, as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

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".

Africa has huge potential. Its young population wants to succeed. But the continent needs a lot of investment quickly. The EIB is ready to act. We are experts at financing sustainable infrastructure and supporting the private sector.