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EU-Africa 01-03-2021

EU-Ethiopia diplomatic feud intensifies over Tigray criticism

Ethiopian diplomats have stoked a growing diplomatic feud with the European Union after the bloc’s foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, and his envoy, Finland’s Pekka Haavisto, harshly criticised the government’s handling of the conflict in the northern Tigray province.
Global Europe 23-02-2021

EU envoy warns Ethiopia Tigray crisis ‘out of control’

Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto warned Tuesday (23 February) that the crisis in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region appears "out of control", after visiting the country on behalf of the EU.
Global Europe 08-02-2021

Sudan warns further filling of Ethiopian Nile dam threatens national security

Sudan warned Ethiopia Saturday (6 February) against going ahead with the second phase of filling its mega dam on the Blue Nile, saying it would pose a "direct threat to Sudanese national security".
Global Europe 08-01-2021

Almost 2.3 million people need aid in Ethiopia’s Tigray: UN report

Fighting is still going on in several parts of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and almost 2.3 million people, or nearly half of the population, need aid, a UN report said.
Global Europe 21-12-2020

How COVID changed geopolitics in 2020

Before winter holidays put an end to a very unusual year, EURACTIV takes a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the bigger picture of international relations.
EU-Africa 07-12-2020

Insecurity holds up aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, aid workers say

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is too volatile for aid to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians in need, humanitarian workers said on Sunday (6 December), amid reports of persistent fighting, looting and lawlessness.
Global Europe 04-12-2020

EU crisis envoy urges Ethiopia to restore Tigray communications

The European Union’s crisis management commissioner Thursday (3 December) urged the Ethiopian government to restore communications in its northern Tigray region and called on both sides to cease hostilities. “I urge… the Ethiopian authorities to lift the communication blockade,” Janez...
EU-Africa 25-11-2020

African envoys head for Ethiopia where thousands of war dead reported

African Union envoys headed to Ethiopia hours before a government ultimatum was to expire for northern forces to surrender in a three-week war that has shaken the region and killed thousands of Tigrayan fighters according to one report.
EU-Africa 23-11-2020

Ethiopia ‘alarmed and surprised’ by EU stance on Tigray conflict

Ethiopia has been “alarmed and surprised” by the EU’s equivocal stance on the conflict between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and the rebel leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the country’s EU ambassador has told EURACTIV.
EU-Africa 13-11-2020

War crimes feared in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

Fighting between Ethiopian government forces and rebellious northern leaders could spiral out of control and war crimes may have been committed, the United Nations said on Friday (13 November), as repercussions spread around the volatile Horn of Africa.
EU-Africa 10-11-2020

African bloc urges ceasefire as Ethiopia claims airport in Tigray

Ethiopian troops took an airport in the Tigray region during an offensive against local leaders defying Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s authority, state media said on Tuesday (10 November), as the African Union (AU) called for an end to bloodshed.
Global Europe 02-11-2020

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia restart Nile mega-dam talks

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia kicked off Sunday (1 November) the latest round of talks over Addis Ababa's controversial dam on the Blue Nile, waters critical to the two downstream nations.

Egypt calls for suspension of Nile dam talks

Egypt on Tuesday (4 August) called for a suspension of meetings with Ethiopia on Addis Ababa's massive dam construction project on the Nile.
Global Europe 10-06-2020

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia to hold ‘daily’ talks over Nile dam

Sudan on Tuesday (9 June) said it would hold "daily meetings" with Egypt and Ethiopia to ease tensions over a mega-dam being built on the Nile after a war or words between Cairo and Addis Ababa.
EU-Africa 08-12-2019

Von der Leyen pledges to back Africa on Ethiopia trip

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen assured Africa of the EU's strong support during a visit to Ethiopia on Saturday (7 December), her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post.
Development Policy 02-12-2019

Von der Leyen to start with climate summit, Africa trip

The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for the EU executive over the next five years.
Global Europe 11-10-2019

Ethiopia’s PM wins Nobel Peace Prize for ending Eritrea standoff

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (11 October) for his peacemaking efforts which ended two decades of hostility with longtime enemy Eritrea.
Aviation 19-03-2019

Boeing crash could be ‘scandal to rival Dieselgate’, say MEPs

The European Parliament’s transport committee quizzed the head of the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Monday (18 March) about the ongoing investigation into a crash that prompted agencies around the world to ground Boeing MAX aircraft.
Development Policy 23-10-2018

A wind of change in the Horn of Africa will reach Europe’s shores

The "summer of love" breaking out on the Horn of Africa represents a new reality for the region – and one that will be felt in Europe, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
EU-Africa 28-09-2018

Bridging African agriculture’s financing gap

The European Commission and African Union set up a joint rural Africa taskforce in May, after agricultural co-operation was one of the key topics as the EU-Africa summit in Abidjan in November 2017.
EU-Africa 28-09-2018

Mobile money revolution hits Ethiopia

The Ethiopian economy is cash-dominated. But mobile money services are slowing starting to reduce people's reliance on carrying cash.
Development Policy 17-09-2018

The EU’s bank in Africa steps up the action

Whether or not Jean-Claude Juncker’s plans for a "partnership of equals" with Africa becomes reality any time soon, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank will have an ever-increasing role in the continent.
EU-Africa 16-02-2018

Ethiopia’s prime minister resigns to smooth path for political reform

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn suddenly resigned yesterday (15 February) in what he described as a bid to smooth reforms, following years of violent unrest that threatened the ruling party’s hold on Africa’s second most populous nation.
Development Policy 07-02-2018

Agriculture offers little chance of escaping poverty in Africa

LONDON: The rate of rural households in developing African nations “descending into poverty exceeds the rate of those sustainably escaping it”, according to a recent report of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
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