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Somalia: Number of successful pirate attacks decline

Somalia: Number of successful pirate attacks decline

With the cooperation of the international shipping industry, there has been steady progress in the fight against maritime piracy off the east coast of...
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European Investment Bank and Development Bank of Southern Africa to fund programme to improve infrastructure project preparation and implementation

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) today agreed to set up a joint technical assistance programme to...
Europe asked to guard against conflict-resources from Africa

Europe asked to guard against conflict-resources from Africa

Rights group, Global Witness (GW) has called on corporations in Europe to break their links to conflict resources from the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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European Commission allocates more than €375 million in humanitarian aid to help vulnerable people from Afghanistan to Sudan

Over the last month, the European Commission has adopted a series of humanitarian aid decisions worth €375.35 million for operations in Africa, Asia and...
False promises of Aid to Africa

False promises of Aid to Africa

Aid to developing countries has increased by 35% since 2004, but some G2O countries have failed in their promises. According to OECD, development aid...
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Is EU Giving Green Light for New Elephant Massacres?

Despite overwhelming opposition from the European Parliament against the resumption of elephant ivory trade, the European Commission now looks increasingly likely to support overturning the...
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Denmark-Ghana: New research collaboration on its way

"In Ghana, there are good opportunities for establishing equal and sustainable partnerships between Danish and Ghanian researchers", says Henrik Secher Marcussen, Professor and chairperson...
Madagascar: Rajoelina vents his spleen at the EU

Madagascar: Rajoelina vents his spleen at the EU

The Malagasy Government has requested support from the European Union (EU) to hold general elections this year. This decision was taken without first consulting...
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EU must demand investigation of Libyan human rights advocate’s death

The American Jewish Committee urged the European Union to press for an independent investigation into the death of a leading Libyan human rights advocate,...
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DR Congo-Norway: Death sentence will “not be carried out”

Norway has declared that it has been assured by the Democratic Republic of Congo that two Norwegian nationals sentenced to death will not now...
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Africa in the European Union

Unexpected things are happening all over the world, especially amidst Africans. That the King of Swaziland got married to yet another eighteen year old...
Nigeria pleased with efforts from European Union and Switzerland

Nigeria pleased with efforts from European Union and Switzerland

It’s been a week of Europe’s exhibition of support to the efforts of the Nigerian government in transparency, fight against corruption and state civility....
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EU-Nigeria: EU gives Nigeria €677 million to fight corruption

The European Commission has signed a €677 million development pact with Nigeria, aimed at tackling corruption and promoting peace. A substantial amount of the...
Sex, Rock and High Heels

Sex, Rock and High Heels

"...Nobody holds a candle to me In my red high heels..."   Kellie Pickler, “Red High Heels” I’ve always been a sucker for high-heeled shoes. Long,...
Sudan-Turkey: Fear keeps Al-Bashir out of Muslim summit

Sudan-Turkey: Fear keeps Al-Bashir out of Muslim summit

Sudan’s president, Mr. Omar Al-Bashir has expressed distrust in Turkey, as the International Criminal Court (ICC) wanted leader declines to attend a Muslim summit...
Heat from Africa to help sustain Europe’s electricity demand

Heat from Africa to help sustain Europe’s electricity demand

European Business giants have signed a $400bn energy initiative that would utilize North Africa’s heat to supply Europe with 15% of its energy needs...
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Guinea: AU imposes sanctions

The African Union (AU) declared it is imposing sanctions on Guinea’s military rulers, who seized power in a coup after the death of Lansana...
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EU-Guinea: European Union imposes arms embargo on Guinea

The European Unions has imposed an arms embargo on Guinea and sanctions against its military leaders. According to BBC, the EU said there...
Zimbabwe may adopt Czech Republic’s sex offenders’ castration law

Zimbabwe may adopt Czech Republic’s sex offenders’ castration law

Male rapists in Zimbabwe are to learn the hard way as parliamentarians have proposed a new law to castrate them but are silent on what...
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Zimbabwe: EU urges Mugabe to implement power-sharing deal

The European Union President said on Wednesday that it urges President Mugabe to respect the agreement to share power with former opposition leader Morgan...
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Guinea: EU imposes arms embargo

EU member states have agreed to a draft resolution imposing an arms embargo on Guinea and sanctions against the military junta, following the deadly...
Africa Needs Partnership, Not Handouts

Africa Needs Partnership, Not Handouts

His Royal Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I (Dr. Kingsley Fletcher) of Ghana was a plenary speaker at the Seventh General Meeting of the World...
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Rwanda: President Kagame praises China, criticizes the West

Rwanda President Paul Kagame, has praised China’s investment in African companies and infrastructure. However, The President criticized the West for mostly exploiting African resources. “I wish...
UNESCO: How Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova out-manoeuvred Farouk Hosni of Egypt

UNESCO: How Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova out-manoeuvred Farouk Hosni of Egypt

Weak support from France? Pressure from Israel? The United States? What really caused the downfall of Farouk Hosni, the man who was widely tipped...
European immigration policies: Human rights abuses denounced

European immigration policies: Human rights abuses denounced

European Ministers in charge of immigration met Monday in Brussels. French Immigration Minister, Eric Besson, announced that he favoured the creation of an European...
Ghanaian and Ukranian Ship Crew abandoned by Norwegians in Moroccan port repatriated

Ghanaian and Ukranian Ship Crew abandoned by Norwegians in Moroccan port repatriated

Fifteen crewmembers who were stranded on board an abandoned vessel in Dakhla port, Morocco, for nine months have finally been repatriated. The 14 Ghanaian and...
The Interim Economic Partnership Agreement: Why Namibia Should Not Sign – Part 2

The Interim Economic Partnership Agreement: Why Namibia Should Not Sign – Part 2

Recent reports in the media with regards to Namibia’s so-called “reluctance” to sign the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU)...
The Interim Economic Partnership Agreement: Why Namibia Should Not Sign – Part 1

The Interim Economic Partnership Agreement: Why Namibia Should Not Sign – Part 1

Recent reports in the media with regards to Namibia’s so-called “reluctance” to sign the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU)...
Africa: Is China the new African Savior?

Africa: Is China the new African Savior?

After many years of enduring the rigors, manipulation and exploitation of Western colonial powers, Africans are hoping that patronage, peace and progress may come...
U.S. – European Union Joint Declaration on the Boundaries of the Abyei Area

U.S. – European Union Joint Declaration on the Boundaries of the Abyei Area

Following is the text of a joint declaration by the European Union and the United States following the decision of the Permanent Court of...