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May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa

28. August 2018 - 14:15
British Prime Minister Theresa May today (28 August) pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she started a three-nation visit to the continent to drum up new trade deals ahead of leaving the European Union.
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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe

27. August 2018 - 9:39
Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Sunday (26 August) after winning a bitterly-contested election which was the country's first since the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe.
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Children in humanitarian crises: How the EU can help them

20. August 2018 - 7:39
The European Union (EU) has the opportunity to positively shape the lives of children trapped in conflicts, natural disasters and other humanitarian situations around the world. On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), Delphine Moralis explains why this is so important and what the bloc can do.
Kategorien: english

Central Africa rebels rearm after military gets Russia weapons

1. August 2018 - 7:23
Russia's supply of weapons to the Central African Republic's military has sparked an arms race, with rebels turning to traffickers in Sudan for fresh gun shipments, according to a UN panel of experts.
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Chad hosts CAR refugees despite poverty

27. Juli 2018 - 14:59
Chad is a country struck by conflict and poverty, yet it has welcomed nearly 400,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, especially from the Central African Republic (CAR). EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Roses instead of opium: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

23. Juli 2018 - 7:40
Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world.
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AIDS fight falters, report says

20. Juli 2018 - 16:08
For the first time the number of AIDS-related deaths has dropped below 1 million, according to a new report published by UNAIDS. However, progress is still too slow and as a result, 2020 HIV targets might not be reached. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Migration can only be tackled by the EU as a whole

20. Juli 2018 - 9:39
Without a shared EU foreign policy, the notion of halting future migration waves is unrealistic, write Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye. Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP (Bulgaria) is ALDE Vice President and Member of the European Parliament; Samuel Doveri Vesterbye is...
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Child malnutrition still prevalent in Chad’s capital

20. Juli 2018 - 7:34
In the capital of Chad, N'Djamena, the Chad-China Friendship Hospital treats cases of acute malnutrition in young children, a countryside phenomena that has taken over the city in the past few years. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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EU is shutting out UK aid agencies, minister tells MPs

18. Juli 2018 - 9:44
The UK’s development minister accused the European Commission on Tuesday (17 July) of discriminating against UK aid agencies, in a move that could scupper future partnerships after the UK leaves the EU.
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EU relies on stability in the Sahel for its own security

12. Juli 2018 - 6:14
“Europe’s security, and that of Spain, depend on security in the Sahel," said the EU Special Representative for the Sahel, Ángel Losada. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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EU unlocks €800 million for African investment vehicle

11. Juli 2018 - 16:47
The EU’s much vaunted private investment vehicle in Africa has moved a step closer to becoming reality after €800 million was unlocked to leverage multi-billion euro investments on the continent.
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G20 countries risk falling short of achieving Sustainable Development Goals

11. Juli 2018 - 6:24
High income countries are falling short of the goals set three years ago by the United Natons, with Scandinavian countries a notable exception. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Time to treat the root causes of migration, not only the symptoms

11. Juli 2018 - 6:07
After a sleepless night, EU leaders clinched a deal on migration at their June summit. Yet, they seem overly focused on tackling the symptoms of migration, not its root cause – starting with poverty and unemployment, writes Tom Arnold.
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Most ivory bought in Europe is illegal, investigation finds

10. Juli 2018 - 7:40
Almost three-quarters of all ivory sold legally in Europe is in fact illicit and comes from tusks of elephants that were killed after the 1990 ban on ivory trade, according to an investigation released on Tuesday (10 July).
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German firms promised ‘Marshall Plan’ tax breaks for African projects

9. Juli 2018 - 7:40
Germany plans to use public money to support companies which invest in Africa, part of a new "Marshall Plan" with which it hopes to tackle the roots of the refugee crisis that has convulsed European politics since 2015.
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The ‘migration problem’ could be the motor for new relations with Africa

9. Juli 2018 - 6:07
Current proposals put forward by the EU won't solve the migration problem, particularly with predictions of Africa's population doubling by 2050. Africa and Europe would both benefit from resetting their relations, writes Karl Aiginger.
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Building a fair and prosperous space on the two shores of Mediterranean

26. Juni 2018 - 14:36
Economic development, migration flows, social justice and cohesion, radicalisation and terrorist threats, democratic transition, and rule of law - the challenges facing the Euro-Mediterranean region are numerous and growing, writes MEP Enrique Guerrero Salom.  
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France takes the lead on conflict prevention

15. Juni 2018 - 6:41
While armed conflicts are on the rise around the world, Paris launched a new strategy for prevention, resilience and sustainable peace in developing countries, on 13 June. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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EU to hike migration spending in development aid overhaul

13. Juni 2018 - 18:25
The European Commission will set out its plans to dramatically increase spending on migration control on Thursday (14 June), as part of its overhaul of EU development spending between 2021 and 2027.
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