Attempts by the EU to help sub-Saharan African nations increase their rate of tax collection are flawed by a string of weaknesses in implementation, an in-depth study by auditors found yesterday (28 February).
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.
An economic partnership agreement between the EU, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa and Lesotho entered into force yesterday (10 October), but its impact on the region's development remains controversial. EURACTIV France reports.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday (15 September) pressed Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi to allow an independent international audit of companies involved in a loan scandal that forced an IMF and World Bank aid cutoff.
Haile Gebrselassie, the world’s greatest-ever long-distance runner, has warned that the world is in danger of “forgetting a huge emergency” in Ethiopia and other African states struggling to respond to shortages after the most extreme El Nino in half a century.
Donor nations and institutions including the EU that contribute to Mozambique's state budget have suspended their support over revelations of $1.4 billion in hidden debt, officials said Wednesday (4 May).
Development Commissioner Neven Mimica said that he would be the most vocal defender of gender equality in his work on Thursday (26 March), two days after he returned from a global forum in Addis Ababa dedicated to the role of women in politics.
Pauline Kibo, currently specialising in institutional capacity building in the areas of health and HIV/AIDS, shared her experiences, with entertaining and lively examples of things volunteers like her do.
Recently discovered gas in Mozambique could transform the country into a major player in the world LNG market, speakers said at a public event in Brussels. But some of them warned against high expectations of prosperity and warned that revenues won’t come fast.