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Aid with election strings attached

The EU is tag teaming with the US to keep up pressure on Addis Ababa for reconciliation measures ahead of the June election

The European Union will send an election observation mission for June's general elections in Ethiopia, and has restarted sending humanitarian aid to the country, but there are stri...

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Lisbon looks south

As President of the European Council this year, Portugal is prioritising commercial and security ties with Africa

João Gomes Cravinho, Portugal's defence minister, wants to strengthen political dialogue between the European Union and African decision-makers. Most European countries have milit...

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Old treaty rolls over

After two years of negotiations the white smoke of a successor to the Cotonou Agreement – which governs trade and political relations between the European Union and the African, Ca...


An uncivil union

The EU and the AU are pressing ahead with plans for a 'strategic partnership' but the rhetoric masks serious disagreements

Closer agreement on development assistance and its goals between the European Union and Africa was one of the first foreign policy initiatives to come out of President Ursula von d...


Summit catches a cold

A European Union/African Union summit planned for October is the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although European Commission officials conceded privately during the summ...


Listing reputations

The listing of Botswana in February on the European Union's list of countries deemed not to be cooperating in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing came as a s...


Brussels' boil wash

Botswana, Ghana and Zimbabwe have joined Mauritius on the European Commission's list of high-risk third countries which Brussels says are deficient in their fight against money-lau...


Newish but not radical

The EU wants a groundbreaking economic and security accord with Africa – but its efforts to renegotiate a trade deal have stalled

An internal draft of the European Commission's 'Comprehensive Strategy with Africa', seen by Africa Confidential, is strong on rhetoric about a new era of partnership but lacks bot...


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