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Development Policy 30-08-2018

Merkel begins West African tour in Senegal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Senegal Wednesday (29 August), at the start of a West African tour, with Berlin hoping that development of the continent will help stem migration and boost the fight against jihadism.
Africa 06-02-2018

France steps up efforts for education aid

France announces a €200 million allocation for education during the Conference of the Global Partnership for Education. Funding for education will well and truly be France’s priority in terms of development aid for the next few years.  EURACTIV.fr reports
Development Policy 11-09-2017

Diverting EU aid to stop migration: The EU Trust Fund for Africa

Migrants have become the focus of the EU's aid strategy. As priority is given to stemming migrant flows in the short-term, long-term development goals are forgone, tarnishing the EU's image as a global development actor, writes Fanny Voitzwinkler.
Central Asia 08-09-2017

Water resources management: West Africa and Central Asia

A panel discussion at the Bled Strategic Forum highlighted the experience of West Africa in the common management of the water resources over a large area and progress in improving cooperation in an even larger Central Asia.

EU should pay more to return African migrants home from Libya, Malta says

The European Union should step up funding for the United Nation's migration agency to return migrants stranded in Libya to their home countries further south in Africa, the bloc's current president says.
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).
Global Europe 21-10-2016

EU aid principles will be a ‘thing of the past’ under new African migrant deal

Extending the Turkish "cash for migrants" scheme to five African countries will mark a turning point for European aid policy, which has previously been dependent on the principles of democracy and human rights. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 20-10-2016

EU agrees to boost efforts to tackle illegal migration from Africa

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday (20 October) to step up their efforts to curb illegal migration from African countries with the aim of replicating their success in halting inflows from Turkey over the past year.
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.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Migration: The people behind the numbers

Last year over a million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe. When talking about migration, we have to remember that behind the numbers are children, women and men fleeing war zones and conflicts, writes Antonio López-Istúriz.
Development Policy 31-05-2016

Chad’s ex-leader Habre gets life sentence for atrocities

Former Chad president Hissène Habré, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted yesterday (30 May) of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule.
Development Policy 06-05-2016

‘Great Wall of Africa’ planned to hold back the Sahara

A massive-scale project proposed by the African Union, partly funded by the EU, will see a wall of trees erected at the edge of the Sahara, in an attempt to prevent the desert encroaching further. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 04-05-2016

Cracks appear in EU-ACP unity at Cotonou meeting in Dakar

Dissent was heard at the high-level meeting in Dakar last week of the EU and the 79-member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group.
Development Policy 29-04-2016

Mimica: Emergency Trust Fund for Africa ‘might not be a game-changer’

In a wide-ranging interview, Commissioner Neven Mimica tells EURACTIV.com's Matthew Tempest about the executive's master plan for legal migration, as well as the limits of development aid to African states in the rough.
Development Policy 28-04-2016

Senegal aid projects appeal for EU funding ahead of Dakar summit

Projects in Senegal helping disabled schoolchildren and rescuing street kids have appealed for a continuation of their EU funding, as Brussels officials fly in for a summit in the capital, Dakar, with leaders of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations on Thursday (28 April).
Sports 12-01-2016

Environmental impact of European-organised Dakar Rally criticised

The Dakar Rally is currently tearing its way across South America, where it is generating controversy for its significant environmental and social impact, particularly in Bolivia, where nature protection is enshrined in the so-called "Mother Earth" law. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Climate change 02-12-2015

A changing climate for jobs

Switching to a clean economy will not cost us jobs, it will create them. Employment prospects are not an obstacle to going green, write Sharan Burrow and Paul Polman.

Just how safe is the EU ‘safe list’?

The inclusion of countries that persecute homosexuals on the “safe list” has led the German Greens to ask for infringement proceedings to be launched. EURACTIV’s partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Climate change 02-07-2015

Europe’s regions demand financing for climate action

Three more European regions pledged to reduce their CO2 emissions by 80-95% by 2050 at the Summit Climate and Territories (WSCT) in Lyon on 1 July. EURACTIV France reports
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Development Policy 17-09-2014

Obama sends troops to West Africa to contain Ebola

US President Barack Obama yesterday (16 September) called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.
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Development Policy 28-03-2014

West African states close to trade deal with EU

West African nations held last-minute talks yesterday (27 March) to address lingering doubts over an agreement with the European Union that would open up the region's economy of 300 million consumers to tariff-free trade, officials said.
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Development Policy 27-02-2014

The world’s failing grades on universal education

In 2000, the world set six education targets to be met by the end of next year. But despite advances over the past decade, "not a single goal will be achieved globally by 2015," according to a Unesco Global Monitoring Report.
Development Policy 11-04-2013

German diplomat: Three of four development projects in Africa fail

Experience gained over the years shows that development cannot be governed from the outside, and this is why three out of four development projects in Africa fail, Volker Seitz, a German diplomat with a 17-years of experience in Africa, tells EURACTIV Germany.
Development Policy 21-02-2013

Sub-Saharan Africa ‘freedom and democracy’ rankings inch up

Sub-Saharan African countries have seen major advances in freedom and democracy, according to the report “Freedom in the world 2013” presented in the European Parliament yesterday (20 February).