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Air travel security: African airline companies constitute 45% of European aviation blacklist

Air travel security: African airline companies constitute 45% of European aviation blacklist

The tragic crash of flight A310 Yemenia in June 2009, off the Comoros coast has revived debates over air transport safety. Tuesday, July 14,...
Europe’s abusive EPA condemned as it tears Africa apart

Europe’s abusive EPA condemned as it tears Africa apart

The Economic Partnership Agreement, EPA continues to cause controversy and division among African regional block groupings. After the recent criticism of the European agreement...
Drogba vs Eto’o: Champions league’s clash of the titans

Drogba vs Eto’o: Champions league’s clash of the titans

The first semi-final round of the Champions League takes place tonight at Camp Nou in Barcelona. Barça’s Samuel Eto'o, Yaya Toure and Thierry Henry...
Durban II: Thwarting Human rights for the sake of religion

Durban II: Thwarting Human rights for the sake of religion

The conference on racism, Durban II, began Monday at UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in a tormented atmosphere. Several Western countries have boycotted the...
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The European Union suspends co-operation with Mauritania

The European Union (EU) decided Monday to suspend its co-operation with Mauritania for two years, Wa Bayne said. The EU initiated consultations with Nouakchott...
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Catholic Pope calls on Africa and Europe to deal with the tragedy of immigration

The Roman catholic Pope, Benedict XI, on Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week of Easter, urged African states and the European Union...
G20 finance ministers aim for an action-oriented summit

G20 finance ministers aim for an action-oriented summit

A boost in international emergency funds and agreement on financial-markets oversight likely will be among the concrete results of the April 2 meeting of...
Prostitute! Forced sex through Africa to Europe on a bus

Prostitute! Forced sex through Africa to Europe on a bus

Janny* just arrived in Paris. She is West African, abused, raped, exploited, she thought that her life would be much better in Europe. To...
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Algeria: Damning report released by European MPs on Western Sahara

A delegation of European MPs has made last Friday's report on Western Sahara public. This comes after their visit to the region, indicated...
The United States commends the European Union

The United States commends the European Union

The United States commends the European Union on the successful completion of its peacekeeping operation, commonly referred to as EUFOR, in Chad and the...
EU’s move that could seal an already murky African fate

EU’s move that could seal an already murky African fate

The EU plans to save its citizens from a hypothetical threat by banning a fifth of pesticides, creating a real threat to crop yields, food...
African officials denied visas to climate change summit because they are poor?

African officials denied visas to climate change summit because they are poor?

Representatives of some of the world's poorest countries have been excluded from the just-ended UN climate change negotiations in Poznan, Poland, because of they...
EU deploys troops to Eastern Chad not DR Congo

EU deploys troops to Eastern Chad not DR Congo

The fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region has spilled over to the republic of Chad but the European Union has already deployed troops to manage...
DRC crisis: European Union looks the other way

DRC crisis: European Union looks the other way

The Bill to send 3,000 more troops to DR Congo has been overlooked by most European foreign ministers, reports claim. The EU states have...
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Stoning of Somali girl to death for adultery condemned by European Union

The European parliament has strongly condemned the execution, on 27 October, of the 13-year-old Somali girl, Aïsha Ibrahim Duhulow, for adultery. The young girl was...
Mauritania junta: A year of empty european condemnation

Mauritania junta: A year of empty european condemnation

On Wednesday 6th of August 2008, a group of high ranking military personnel, who were dismissed from their post earlier in the day, ousted...
Zanu PF defends Tsvangirai’s secret European visit?

Zanu PF defends Tsvangirai’s secret European visit?

Morgan Tsvangirai’s European trip has puzzled the Robert Mugabe regime which has not issued him a passport for several months. Prime minister designate, only...
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European observers to monitor Ghana’s presidential and legislative elections

A European mission of electoral observers will monitor Ghana's presidential and legislative elections 7 December, the European Union has said in a statement. To...
EU undermining African economic stability

EU undermining African economic stability

For years African and other developing countries have been urged to “trade their way out of poverty” by exporting more products internationally instead of...
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Schengen countries waive visa formalities for Mauritius

Mauritians will no longer in need short term vis a for Schengen countries in Europe, official sources confirmed Saturday. According to an agreement...
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EU makes donation to tackle cholera epidemic in Guinea-Bissau

The European Union (EU) has donated 500,000 euros to Guinea-Bissau to enable it tackle the cholera epidemic ravaging the country. About 12,000 people have...
Greece to extend residence permits for foreign students

Greece to extend residence permits for foreign students

In a bid to increase internationalization and promote a multicultural state, the Greek government has moved to increase the residence permit for foreign students...
When the US, UK and EU do what poor countries were told not to do

When the US, UK and EU do what poor countries were told not to do

Mr Lawrence Bategeka, a fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre at Makerere University in Uganda, has suggested that there was indeed a strong...
‘Harubuntu’ excellence awards for Africa finally sees the light

‘Harubuntu’ excellence awards for Africa finally sees the light

Eleven projects presented by African associations are on the list of competitors for the three "Harubuntu" 2008 prizes, a contest organised by Echos Communication...
Russian role in EUFOR-Chad/CAR mission defined by EU

Russian role in EUFOR-Chad/CAR mission defined by EU

European foreign affairs ministers meeting in council in Luxemburg have approved Russia's participation in the EUFOR-Chad/CAR operation and defined the framework in which the...
Citizen’s summit on migration demands a more humane Europe

Citizen’s summit on migration demands a more humane Europe

Over 200 civil society organisations from across the globe are organising a "citizens' summit" on migration from 17-18 October in Paris to demand a...
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Zimbabwe could face tougher European Union sanctions

The European Union is threatening to tighten sanctions against Zimbabwe if the power-sharing agreement concluded between the opposition MDC and the President Robert Mugabe's...
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Controversial European Pact on immigration set for endorsement

The European Union's heads of state and government summit slated for Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels, is expected to endorse the European Pact on...
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European Union to sign free trade agreement with Zambia after Ghana and La Côte d’Ivoire

Zambia will soon sign with the European Union (EU) an interim free trade agreement compatible with the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)....
EU to create job search centre in Africa to stop illegal migration

EU to create job search centre in Africa to stop illegal migration

The European Union has moved to reduce illegal migration of Africans to Europe in search of jobs. The EU hopes to create a job...