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Security and trade top the Euro-Africa agenda

Europe is hosting African leaders in Brussels before they head off for summits in Delhi, Beijing and Washington

Tough negotiations on trade, and peacekeeping missions for Mali and Central African Republic, will dominate the fourth EU-Africa summit in Brussels on 2-3 April. Recognising that E...


Landmark deal

Fierce debate over who wins most from free trade led to a trade agreement with the European Union

Twelve years of hard negotiation have at last produced a trade agreement between the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States. It is due to be approved by a...


EU official in probe

The European Union may have to find another Special Representative for the Horn of Africa: EUSR Alexander Rondos is being investigated in Greece over a 9.5 billion euro (US$13.05 b...


Heads up for headquarters

The African, Caribbean and Pacific group of countries wants a new headquarters and is hoping the European Union will pay. The 18 million euros (US$24.8 mn.) would come from the 10t...


The new poor give less

As EU members cut public spending, funds to Africa shrink and promised aid percentages are under pressure

The European Union’s austerity measures are taking an increasing toll on concessional development finance and grants to African and other developing countries. At their summit on 8...


Euro-Right backs Boers

Afrikaners complaining of a ‘Boer genocide’ are joining forces with far-right members of the European Parliament to protest the murder of white farmers in South Africa. In 2010, th...


Cooking up those raw materials

European companies want cheaper raw materials and propose ways of getting them from Africa

European policy-makers are anxious to safeguard the supply of raw materials to their industries and the European Union has just presented guidelines for a ‘raw materials diplomacy’...


Approaching the summit

The first big question for the European Union-Africa summit in Tripoli on 29-30 November is who will be there. By convention, the Libyan hosts choose their guests. The EU had hoped...


Trade talk troubles

The EU’s obstinacy over trade concessions to Africa is encouraging frustrated governments to turn increasingly to Asia

The partners are not equal in the negotiations for Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) on ‘free trade’ between the European Union and the 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)...


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