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African Union and European Union step up digital cooperation for sustainable development in Africa following EU-AU Summit

The event, which took place virtually, was co-hosted by the African Union Commission and the European Commission

Digital cooperation is a cornerstone of the AU-EU strategic partnership. This was underlined by representatives from the European Union and the African Union at the first Africa-Europe Digital for Development (D4D) Hub Multi-Stakeholder Forum, which took place on 18 March 2022, under the theme “Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development in…

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Zambian smallholders to benefit from EUR 30 Million agriculture investment initiative launched by Zanaco and Team Europe

The new initiative will improve agricultural productivity, upgrade agricultural processing, and support a sector severely impacted by COVID-19 challenges

First targeted European Investment Bank support for sustainable agriculture investment in Zambia; Initiative to increase access to finance, support job creation and enhance agricultural productivity; Impact strengthened by agriculture and financial best-practice technical assistance; Dedicated focus to increase access to finance by female smallholders Smallholder farmers and rural cooperatives across…

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Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

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Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story

On this occasion, he announced a €7.9 million contribution to support the country's priority to address unemployment and build an innovative Mauritius

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, where he met Prime Minister Jugnauth and various Members of the Government. On this occasion, he announced a €7.9 million contribution to support the country's priority to address unemployment and build an…

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Commissioner Mimica visits Burkina Faso to show solidarity and support to the new Government following the terrorist attacks

On behalf on the European Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, will visit Burkina Faso on February 12, to welcome the peaceful and successful elections which concluded a remarkable transition process, as well as to show support to the country, following the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou on…

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Joint statement by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tedros Adhanom of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia:

We met today and confirmed the strategic relationship, 40 years strong, between the European Union and Ethiopia in promoting economic growth, enhancing peace and security in the region, managing migration and mobility and strengthening the foundations of democracy and inclusivity.   In this regard, we have agreed to elevate the…