European Union countries will give Sudan €466 million in grants and humanitarian aid, the state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday (30 October) after an EU delegation met Sudan's foreign minister in Khartoum.
France will host a conference with Sudan's international creditors to help Khartoum address debt issues as soon as the United States removes the country from its state-sponsored terrorism list, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (30 September).
Sudan's army ousted veteran president Omar al-Bashir Thursday (11 April), but protestors against his iron-fisted rule denounced a "coup" and thousands rallied outside army headquarters as a night-time curfew kicked in.
Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
When plans for a summit between the European Union and the Arab League were first hatched last year, it was envisioned as the start of a new friendship across the Mediterranean. What a difference a few months makes.
European embassies in Sudan made a joint plea yesterday (31 January) for Khartoum to free dozens of people, including opposition leaders and human rights activists, detained while protesting against high food prices.
Migration will dominate the fifth Summit between Africa and the European Union, which will be held in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November. But Europeans keep dictating the agenda, due to lack of political unity in the African Union.
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.
France backs efforts by West African states to boost security in the Sahel region, including a plan for a 5,000-strong multinational force to combat Islamist fighters, its foreign minister said yesterday (6 April).
Slums develop as a response to poor city planning and a lack of affordable accommodation. While they exist all over the world, up to 90% of the population of the poorest countries live in these insecure settlements, Pierre-Arnaud Barthel told EURACTIV France.
The global backlash against US President Donald Trump's immigration curbs gathered strength yesterday (29 January) as several countries including long-standing American allies criticised the measures as discriminatory and divisive.
Italian police have used beatings and electric shocks, potentially constituting "torture", to coerce migrants into being fingerprinted as Italy cracks under pressure from the EU, Amnesty International said today (3 October).
Amnesty International has accused Sudan of using chemical weapons, but the German government has its doubts about the organisation’s report, labelling their claims as “implausible”. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
The European Parliament has called for companies that violate human rights to be prosecuted in the future and for products to carry an "abuse free" label. But the vagueness of its proposal has already left plenty of loopholes open. EURACTIV Germany reports.
If Europe wants to stabilise itself against the relentless pressure of South-North migration — a must rather than an option now — taking matters into its own hands is the only sustainable way forward, argues Leopold Traugott.
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