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Africa 08-04-2019

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Rwanda on Sunday (7 April) began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
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).
Africa 30-01-2018

13,000 migrants repatriated from Libya, but many returnees face problems

More than 13,000 migrants have been repatriated from Libya since the beginning of December, the African Union's chief said yesterday (29 January), nearly two months after reports emerged showing refugees being sold as slaves.
Africa 07-08-2017

EU greets Rwanda’s ‘democratic elections’

Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday (5 August).
Development Policy 14-06-2017

World Bank: Africa’s cities can learn from EU experience

EURACTIV spoke to Somik Vinaj Lall, the lead author of the World Bank flagship report Africa’s cities: Opening doors to the world. Meeting with EU counterparts, Lall identified areas where the EU experience could be valuable in the urbanisation of the African continent.
Development Policy 01-03-2017

Auditors find flaws in EU donor aid to sub-Saharan Africa

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).
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.
Global Europe 17-11-2016

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty

President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order yesterday (16 November) removing Russia's signature from the International Criminal Court's founding treaty, piling pressure on a court that is already reeling from withdrawals by some African countries.

Gender pay gap will close, study finds, but not for 170 years

According to the World Economic Forum's annual report on gender equality, Iceland is the most equal country for the eighth time in a row. But the situation is deteriorating. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Climate change 17-10-2016

HFC deal big step in fighting climate change

They went to Kigali, Rwanda, to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and take 0.5C out of future global warming, and the 170 countries that successfully negotiated an amendment to the Montreal protocol treaty agreed to get rid of 90% of them. Not bad for four days and three long nights of hard work.
Development Policy 04-10-2016

Rule of law declines for 70% of Africans over past decade, warns Ibrahim index

Governance across Africa has seen minimal improvement over the past decade, held back by widespread deterioration in safety and rule of law, according to a report published on Monday (3 October).
Global Europe 18-07-2016

African Union seeks own solution to South Sudan crisis

The UN is rapidly running out of patience with the president and vice-president of South Sudan, but the Northeast African country's neighbours have still not imposed any new sanctions on it. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Development Policy 22-01-2016

Tourism crucial to ‘all areas’ of African development

Politicians and businessmen met Thursday (21 January) at the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR) and have highlighted the importance of "authenticity" in tourism and sustainable development. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports. 
Global Europe 04-12-2015

Rwandan bid for Kagame third term undermines democracy, says Mogherini

Rwanda's push to change the constitution and allow President Paul Kagame to serve a third term in power undermines democratic principles, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned.
Global Europe 13-11-2015

EU evacuates families and non-essential staff from Burundi

The European Union is to evacuate the families of staff members as well as some non-essential employees from Burundi after a wave of political violence in the central African nation, officials said Friday (13 November).
Global Europe 12-11-2015

EU calls for urgent Burundi talks after mass killings

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has called on Burundi’s government and opposition to meet outside the strife-torn country in a bid to stop a succession of killings and massive displacement.
Agrifood 16-09-2015

Innovative microinsurance protects poor farmers against climate change

SPECIAL REPORT / Farmers in the Global South can protect their business by insuring their crops against climate hazards. But this system is held back by a lack of reliable climate data. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 12-05-2015

Steinmeier puts pressure on Burundi leadership

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is hoping to serve for another term. He feels he has been appointed by God himself. But there are demonstrations against him in Burundi, and the international community is calling for compliance with the 2000 peace accords.
Development Policy 28-04-2015

Tensions grow as Burundi leader clings to power

Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the main independent radio station Monday (27 April) as they battled a second day of demonstrations against a bid by the president to cling to power for a third term.
Development Policy 26-03-2015

Mimica: ‘I will be the most vocal male feminist’

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.
Development Policy 27-01-2015

EU divided over ‘conditionality’ of aid

Belgium has suspended part of its aid programme to Rwanda in response to the country's poor human rights record. The conditionality of aid is a subject of disagreement among European countries. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 29-05-2013

Africa’s riches could ‘dwarf international assistance’: NGO

Mobilising domestic revenue through stronger taxation regimes and proper reallocation of funds are critical if some of the world’s poorest countries are to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, according to a report released today (29 May).
Development Policy 15-02-2013

EU’s soft power in Congo toothless on ‘conflict minerals’

Congolese rebels are plundering the country’s natural resources to finance guns and materiel, but the EU remains powerless to compel companies to disclose whether they are buying vital minerals supplied by armed groups in Congo and other conflict states.
Europe's East 13-09-2012

Pussy Riot among candidates for Sakharov prize

Russian punk band Pussy Riot, whose three female musicians were sentenced to two years in prison after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral, are among the candidates for the European Parliament’s annual Sakharov Prize, EURACTIV has learned.

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