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Spinning Africa in Europe

AC follows its report on lobbyists in Washington with a survey of 'reputation managers' active in London and Brussels

Located within walking distance of the European Union institutions, Rue Belliard is the Brussels equivalent of Washington DC's K Street and the centre of the lobbying industry in E...


US military calls up Europe

Washington wants the European Union to work with its African military missions, which may be more complicated than it seems

The United States Africa Command (Africom) wants help with its task of promoting stability and fighting terrorism on the continent and hopes to get it from the European Union. On 4...


Military money

In budget-cutting Washington DC, European cooperation is welcome even if European budgets are a fraction of United States’ funds. The US government has cut its Africom budget to US...


Uwe Wissenbach

Coordinator for Africa-China Relations, European Commission

Many European Union diplomats believe their continent’s influence is being sidelined as China boosts its investments and profile in Africa. One man in the European Commiss...


Contractor controversy

Local contractors' frustration with the Chinese success story is growing

After a spate of high-profile contract awards, local contractors are accusing their Chinese competitors of using political influence and state subsidies from Beijing to dominate Za...


Not quite indispensable

Feted in Lisbon, African leaders left the summit frustrated by post-colonial squabbles and the lack of better trade proposals

European Development Commissioner Louis Michel eagerly handed out pamphlets entitled 'The Indispensable Alliance' at the Africa-European Union summit in Lisbon on 8-9 December. In ...


Steal community

Europe's vested interests could block the anti-corruption reforms pushed by, among others, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Europ...


Conquests in Cairo

Style rather than substance dominated the two-day meeting in Cairo on 3-4 April of leaders from Africa and the European Union. The main commitment achieved by the illustrious gathe...


Busting the busters

A combination of new surveillance technology and pressure on the United Nations to do more to clamp down on weapons flows to rebel movements in Africa is making life more difficult...


Trading places

European politicians sound friendly but do not match post-apartheid expectations

A cloud of misunderstandings surrounds the unfinished negotiations between South Africa and the European Union on the rules for trade between them. In the days before South Africa ...


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