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Different tasks, one common objective: The EU putting civil-military cooperation in practise in the Horn of Africa

For the EU, cooperation with the regional countries leading to more security and stability is thus of great importance

The Horn of Africa is an area of intensive maritime trade, as well as a centre of migratory routes towards Europe. For the EU, cooperation with the regional countries leading to more security and stability is thus of great importance. This is why the EU deploys a naval military operation…

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European Union has launched new phase of technical support to the General Auditing Commission of Liberia

The project will be implemented by the Italian consultancy EUROSUPPORT in association with the Ghanaian branch of the international audit firm KPMG

On Wednesday, 3 July 2018, the European Union (EU) and the General Auditing Commission (GAC) of Liberia officially launched a new phase of technical support to the GAC at the Office of the National Authorising Officer (NAO) in the Executive Mansion Grounds. The EU funded project, which has a value…

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Programme to improve access to justice through Kenya’s Judiciary launched

It is estimated that every two years, more than four million Kenyans end up being arrested and detained by police and only 32% of these arrests are charged in court

The European Union has committed to supporting a new programme initiative towards universal access to justice in Kenya. Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery in Kenya (PLEAD) is a EUR 34,150,000 (KES 4,288,000,000) five-year programme which brings together Kenya’s justice system actors to advance access to justice interventions that…

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the elections in Liberia

The professionalism of the Liberian Institutions, in particular the National Elections Commission and the Liberian National Police, was key

Statement by the Spokesperson on the elections in Liberia: The EU sends its congratulations to George Weah for his victory in the Presidential elections in Liberia as announced by the National Elections Commission. All political leaders showed responsibility in accepting swiftly the outcome of the elections. The professionalism of the…

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One year of EU partnership with IOM: migrants protection and reintegration in Africa

The EU and the UN Migration Agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), launched one year ago a joint initiative for migrant protection and reintegration

The objective was clear: to respond to the urgent protection needs and unacceptable loss of life of migrants along the Central Mediterranean migration route while addressing the challenges faced by returning migrants and their communities in countries of origin. Fourteen countries have been involved: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Ghana,…

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EU and Solidaridad West Africa sign a 5 Million Euro Grant Agreement to develop the cocoa sector in Liberia

The project targets the entire cocoa value chain in Liberia, and envisages working with and training of 5000 cocoa farmers

On 7 December, Emma Sundblad, Chargé d’affaires at the Delegation of the European Union to  Liberia and Isaac Gyamfi, Regional Director at Solidaridad West Africa signed a 5 million Euro grant agreement to develop the cocoa sector in Liberia. Under the so called Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme (LICSIP), Solidaridad,…

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Safe Streets Festival: Road Safety Strengthens Economy

The one-day event is aimed at promoting mobility and road safety in the transport sector of Liberia

The Ministry of Transport with assistance of the European Union and the GIZ will be holding a city activity dubbed: 'Safe Streets Festival’ on Saturday, 25 November 2017 in Central Monrovia. The event is inspired by the European Mobility Week and takes place under the motto: "Road Safety Strengthens Economy".…

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Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini following the general elections in Angola

The general elections' process, leading to a peaceful political transition, was a clear sign of Angolan people's commitment to democracy

As President of Angola João Lourenço officially takes office today in Angola, I look forward to co-operating with him and the new government to strengthen further our relationship and intensify our existing dialogue. The general elections' process, leading to a peaceful political transition, was a clear sign of Angolan people's commitment to democracy. The…

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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as President of the Republic of Kenya

The people of Kenya have shown a strong commitment and engagement in the electoral process, strengthening democracy in the country

Following the announcement of the  results of the Presidential election in Kenya by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), I want to congratulate Uhuru Kenyatta. The people of Kenya have shown a strong commitment and engagement in the electoral process, strengthening democracy in the country.    I also congratulate…

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EU-Seychelles partnership in climate change

The programme of 3 million euros is part of the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) which aims at strengthening dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS)

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles undertook a site visit to La Digue in the context of the coastal flood adaptation and mitigation activities of the "Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance project". She met with local stakeholders on La Digue.  According to Marjaana SALL, Ambassador…