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DR Congo gives EU rep 48 hours to leave before partial election

In Democratic Republic of Congo where voting has been further postponed into meaningless in some regions, Kinshasa has asked the European Union to recall its representative citing targeted sanctions against 14 Congolese officials. The European Union had sanctioned the officials for their roles in repression of anti-Kabila protests. Among the affected officials are Emmanuel Ramazani […]

EU commits €108 million to improve Niger’s social policies, good governance & access to electricity

The European Union is mobilizing an extra €108 million for social policies, security, good governance and access to electricity in Niger. This was announced by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the fringes of the Partner-donor coordination conference organized by the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Mauritania, lately. “The European Union […]

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EU announces €125 million funding for Sahel region

The EU has announced new funding totaling €125 million for the Sahel countries. The fresh injection of €125 million will be used for the swift launch of new initiatives, which are in line with the priorities set by the G5 Sahel to enhance development and security. The measures will focus on boosting the resilience and […]

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Ethiopia gets €10 m from EU to support judicial reforms

The European Union on Thursday announced a support package to support Ethiopia in the area of justice and rule of law.   The €10 million package was unveiled after a meeting between Ambassador of the EU to Ethiopia, Johan Borgstam, and Ethiopia’s Chief Justice, Meaza Ashenafi.   According to Meaza Ashenafi, the EU boost was […]

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EU to review relations with Tanzania, recalls ambassador

The European Union has said it will review its ties with Tanzania over what it calls a “deterioration of the human rights and rule of law” in the east African nation. In a statement released this week, the EU said it “will be conducting a broader review of its relations with Tanzania.” The EU, a […]

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UN urges Algeria again to stop arbitrary expulsions of African migrants

The UN has reiterated its call on Algeria to immediately halt summary expulsions of African migrants, as authorities in the North African country continue to round up and expel thousands to Niger in harsh desert climate. The appeal was made by UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, following his official visit to Niger; […]

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EU is trying to ‘hijack our institutions’ – Uganda Government spokesman

The Ugandan government has responded to the European Union Parliament, days after the continental bloc’s parliament has called on the East African nation to drop charges against legislators. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in a resolution released last weekend made reference to the violent turn of events during a by-election in August in Uganda. […]

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eSwatini Kingdom Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is celebrating 50 years of independence on Thursday. To mark the event, King Mswati III had announced that the country would henceforth be called the “Kingdom of ESwatini” as announced in April. According to the king, the move will stop the confusion between Swaziland and Switzerland. “Swaziland will return to […]

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Counterterror: Morocco Wants Full Access to Europol’s Database

Morocco, a key player in the global anti-extremism struggle, wants to have full access to Europol’s database on radicalized Moroccans living in Europe, who constitute a threat to the security of Europe and to the North African country. The European Union has agreed lately to open talks with Morocco and other MENA countries on the […]

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DRC’s Kabila will not run in December elections

Joseph Kabila will not be a candidate in December elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters in the capital, Kinshasa, on Wednesday. According to Mende, the 47-year-old president, in power since 2001, has appointed Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. Shadary, 57, is the permanent secretary of Kabila’s […]

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