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Vol 57 No 19

Published 23rd September 2016

Funds to remain

The European Union last week launched a multi-billion euro Africa investment vehicle – with a stronger private investment element – in another bid to improve living standards in countries with the most emigrants. 'The new investment plan for Africa and the neighbourhood will offer lifelines for those who would otherwise be pushed to take dangerous journeys in search of a better life,' Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in his State of the Union speech on 15 September.

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