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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The African Union (AU) is studying mechanisms to strengthen cooperation with the European Union (EU) on infrastructure promotion, in order to reduce poverty, promote sustainable development and inclusive growth. From now on, conversations will be held in this regard between the continental blocs, although it was not specified when.

Rwanda is going to host 'Innovation Prize for Africa', an annual Pan-African event held every year. This will be the 7th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). This will showcase the African ingenuity and also recognise as well as connect African innovators and entrepreneurs. It was indicated in a press statement that the organisers choose Rwanda as the host country.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a new Procurement Procedural Framework with the African Development Bank (AfDB), to make project implementation and monitoring easier for ongoing and future co-financed public sector projects. The Framework provides clear, consistent and resource-efficient procurement arrangements, in line with the EIB’s Guide to Procurement.

In response to the recent devastating floods in Kenya, the European Commission has provided €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most affected families. The funding will help cover basic needs such as emergency shelter and basic household essentials, food and nutrition, drinking water and repair of damaged water and sanitation facilities as well as emergency health care and epidemics prevention.

Senior Kenyan and European officials are today meeting in Mombasa where the flagship of the European Union's Atalanta operation, the ITS Carlos Margottini, is making a port visit. Kenya's National Assembly is represented by members of its Defence and Foreign Relations Committee, led by its chairman Hon. Katoo Ole Metito. The ITS Carlos Margottini, alongside the Spanish Warship ESPS Meteoro, is tackling piracy and armed robbery off the Somalian coast.

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