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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Making Finance Work for Africa have affirmed their commitment in strengthening digital finance investments in Africa. This comes as IFC held its ninth annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFF) in Tanzania, funded by BMZ, and its first ever to be held in Africa.

In 2019, the Angolan agricultural sector across 7 provinces will be stimulated by a French investment of €200 million, Macauhub reports. The financial package will be managed by the French Development Agency (AFD) and will focus on financing family farming projects and the promotion of the agricultural industry, stated Sylvain Itté, French ambassador to Angola.

Thursday, 08 November 2018

Barbados will host a two day private sector consultation on the post-Cotonou agreement early next month that the organisers said is intended to producing an African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) private sector declaration as inputs to be made available to the ACP technical negotiating team. The Cotonou Agreement is a treaty between the European Union (EU) and the ACP that was signed in June 2000 in Cotonou, Benin’s largest city. It entered into force in 2003 and was subsequently revised in 2005 and 2010.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday a new €1bn development fund of to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped her long premiership as it nears its end. Merkel hosted a summit of African leaders, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, a day after her announcement that she would retire from politics by 2021, which sent shockwaves across Europe and started a race to succeed her.

The Italy-Africa Conference scheduled to be held at the Farnesina next 25 October, will involve 46 African Countries, many representatives at ministerial level and 13 International Organizations, including the African Union, for a total of 350 delegates.

Papua New Guinea has taken steps to strengthen and deepen its Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU and other ACP states that have similar trading arrangements. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hon Rimbink Pato who attended the ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 26 October 2018, signed the ACP Administrative Cooperation Agreement (ACA), making it possible for Papua New Guinea to enter into intra-ACP trade relations with the cumulation of the rules of origin.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, as the current Chairperson of the African Union, and the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, as Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, cordially invite African and European heads of state or government, CEOs of major global companies as well as innovative entrepreneurs and stakeholders to the High‑Level Forum Africa‑Europe.

Friday, 26 October 2018

2017 saw the approval of ten new grant operations, in support of seven different projects, for a total amount of EUR 73.6 million. The large majority, i.e. nine grants worth EUR 64.2 million, went to the energy sector and one grant, for EUR 9.4 million, for a project in the transport sector. More than half of the 2017 approvals, in terms of amount (EUR 43.6 million), support the investment phase of projects.

The Commission has allocated additional €50 million to the Sahel region and €8 million to the Central African Republic to address the increasing food, nutrition and emergency needs in the countries. For 2018, the EU's total humanitarian response to the Sahel countries now stands at €270 million and €25.4 million for the Central African Republic.