Bob Koigi

Development Policy 15-12-2016

EU-Rwanda relations remain frosty amid claims of dictatorship

Poor diplomatic relations between Rwanda and the European Union have reached fever pitch, as Rwandan politicians discuss banning eight MEPs for allegedly interfering with national sovereignty. EU lawmakers, meanwhile, accuse the Rwandan government of running a dictatorship. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 12-12-2016

EU policy on Kenyan exports creating a local health crisis

As the European market continues to dictate strict standards for any product entering its territory, many exporters have been caught out. However, rejected products are finding their way onto local markets. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 07-12-2016

Africa has mixed reaction to Germany’s ‘Marshall Plan’ proposal

Germany’s planned ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa has been greeted with both optimism and scepticism, with its supporters hailing it as a cure for Africa’s age old development problems and its critics questioning Germany’s true intentions. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 01-12-2016

SDG implementation tops Kenyan development meeting

Over 3,000 delegates from 150 countries have gathered in Nairobi to share experiences of managing development cooperation, as well as how best to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 09-11-2016

Future of ICC in doubt after African countries withdraw

The recent decision by South Africa, Burundi and Gambia to withdraw from the International Criminal Court has elicited mixed reactions while highlighting the relevance of the court in the wake of growing perceived marginalisation by African leaders. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Global Europe 28-10-2016

Increasing number of women recruited by terrorists

Terrorist groups are increasingly targeting young women as potential recruits, especially in East Africa. And their role is no longer confined to just being the brides of terrorists or doing social media work, they are planning and carrying out attacks. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Development Policy 14-10-2016

Merkel’s Africa visit provokes mixed reaction

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent three day tour of Africa has been greeted with mixed signals. Political leaders, academics and policy makers are divided on whether it added any value to the continent. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 13-10-2016

Kenya’s betting craze leaves trail of destruction

Betting companies are experiencing unprecedented success in Kenya, but the lure of an easy buck has led to addiction, depression and even suicides in the East African country. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 30-08-2016

Africa builds ‘Great Green Wall’ against extremism and misery

With food insecurity, terrorism and migration to Europe reaching unprecedented levels, Africa is hoping that a “wall of trees” can help protect its people and stop these threats becoming global crises. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 03-06-2016

Mauritania fisheries deal receives mixed response

The European Union has renewed a four year fishing agreement with Mauritania that will allow over 100 EU vessels into Mauritania’s waters in return for funding that will support local fishing communities. But the deal has its critics. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 24-05-2016

Kenya’s closure of refugee camp sparks international outrage

Kenya has announced plans to shut down the largest refugee camp in the world and repatriate its occupants to their home countries in a move intended to counter terrorism but which has also been condemned worldwide. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 23-05-2016

EU sets sights on West Africa’s gun problem

A €5.6 million EU funded programme in West Africa is pushing for the voluntary surrender of small and light arms that are in the hands of civilians in exchange for incentives like social amenities and development activities for residents. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 19-02-2016

EU confident in Burkina Faso

Despite the terrorist attacks carried out in its capital at the beginning of the year, EU Development Commissioner Neven Mimica, confidently looked to the future of Burkina Faso during a visit to the West African nation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 09-02-2016

African Union’s Somalia mission hit by EU funding cut

The African Union (AU) has criticised the EU's decision to cut funding for its peace-keeping mission in Somalia by 20% at a time when it is entrenched in a deadly battle with terrorist militants. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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