Home » Posts tagged with » European Union

European Union bans AirZim from its skies

Air Zimbabwe, a state-run airline regularly used by President Mugabe on his overseas trips, has been blacklisted by the European Union (EU) from operating in EU skies. Zimbabwe’s national carrier, Air Zimbabwe, is one of four airlines added to the list “due to unaddressed safety deficiencies that were detected by the European Safety Agency,” local […]

Tunisia: Economy expected to recover in 2017 – PM

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Sunday indicated that the economy will start to regain growth in 2017 as the North African Nation revived its tourism industry and state phosphate production. Six years after an uprising that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, economic growth in Tunisia remains below the long-term average. “The tourism […]

Read More

Gambians go to the polls in first free parliamentary election in 22 years

About 880,000 eligible voters are going to the polls Thursday in the first free parliamentary election in 22 years in Gambia. A total of 238 candidates from nine parties are competing for the 53 seats in the West African tiny nation’s national assembly. Observers from the European Union, African Union and ECOWAS are monitoring the […]

Read More

U.N. needs $4 bln by March to ‘avert a catastrophe’ in 4 countries

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said the global body needs over $4 billion by the end of next-month to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. “Despite some generous pledges, just $90 million has actually been received so far,” said Guterres, about two […]

Read More

Embattled Mugabe marks 93rd birthday, endorses Donald Trump

Unsmiling President Robert Mugabe blew out the candles of his 93rd birthday cake on Tuesday, endorsing Donald Trump’s brand of American nationalism. “When it comes to Donald Trump, on the one hand talking of American nationalism … America for Americans … on that we agree: Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans,” said Mugabe, who took power in the […]

Read More

EU launches $47 billion fund for Africa

The European Union this week launched a $47 billion development fund for Africa. The African Economic Development Fund is to help accelerate African countries economic growth and most importantly, reduce the migrant numbers moving into Europe. The fund is also going to help the digital industry in Nigeria which the EU sees as one of […]

Read More

Gambia: EU Pledges €33m Aid to Support the New Gv’t

The European Union (EU) has pledged to release €33m aid to the new Gambian government. The aid was frozen two years ago due to concerns over human rights and good governance under former autocrat Yahya Jammeh-led government. The EU envoy in the Gambia, Attila Lajos said the sum of €33 million will be made available […]

Read More

EU grants Zambia $69 mln as power shortages hit Economy

The European Union has granted about $69 million to Zambia to expand electricity supply as the East-African nation faces a power deficit. According to the EU, the grant would fund projects to provide access to reliable and affordable electricity to at least 63,000 households and small businesses. The lack of reliable power is hitting Zambia’s […]

Read More

Somalia: 283 Members of Parliament Sworn in

Forty one MPs elected to senatorial seats in the Upper House and the 242 deputies of the Lower House have taken their oaths of office on Tuesday to represent the people of Somalia in the country’s tenth Parliament. Elections for the two houses are not over after an increase in the number of seats in […]

Read More

Polisario Has no Standing to Represent Saharans’ Economic Interests

The Algeria-backed separatist Polisario front has no standing to represent the economic interests of Western Sahara or to bring proceedings on behalf of the Sahrawi population. This is the gist of the ruling delivered on Wednesday by the Court of Justice of the European Union after examining in appeal a verdict issued in a first […]

Read More