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European Union issues a statement on the first visit of its High Representative to Africa and Sudan

High Representative/Vice-President Borrell will meet with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed to confirm the EU’s support to his political and economic reform agenda

On Thursday 27 February, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will travel to Ethiopia to attend the 10th meeting of the African Union- European Union Commission to Commission. His visit will continue with bilateral discussions with Ethiopian authorities on Friday, 28…

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The European Union (EU) Ambassador visits Seychelles for the second time in one month: A second visit focused on Maritime Security and Climate Change

This second visit was the opportunity for the EU Ambassador to reiterate the EU strong commitment to continue to work closely with the Government of Seychelles

During his second visit to Seychelles, H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles launched, with Mr Wallace Cosgrow, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the shoreline management plan prepared by UNDP in the framework of the climate adaptation project in La Digue.…

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Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on Corruption May 30, 2018

Kenyans need strong, reliable institutions and systems that reduce the opportunities for corruption

Corruption has long undermined Kenya’s prosperity, security, and democracy.  It is, quite simply, theft from the Kenyan people.  As friends, we welcome the recent action by the Director of Public Prosecutions, working with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, to charge officials and others in connection with reports of widespread corruption…

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European Union and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace

In the context of the AU-EU partnership, the EU made available an additional €400 million towards continental and regional projects

African Union and European Union Commissioners today adopted concrete measures to address pressing global issues in key areas such as peace and security, migration, job creation and agriculture. This 9th Commission to Commission meeting of the two organisations was co-chaired by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and the Chairperson…

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Local EU Statement on the decision of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta to commute death sentences in Kenya to life imprisonment

This year three countries – Guinea, Mongolia and Nauru – have completely abolished the death penalty for all crimes

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Kenya: We welcome the decision of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta to commute death sentences in Kenya to life imprisonment. The EU considers capital punishment to be a cruel and inhuman punishment, which fails…

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Joint Communiqué by Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative/Vice-President of the Commission; Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development; and Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security

The agreement we have signed today will further strengthen the regional coordination of the response

We have signed today an agreement on €50 million support from the EU's "African Peace Facility" to the Lake Chad Basin Commission Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in its fight against Boko Haram, as mandated by the African Union Peace and Security Council. This agreement comes at a time of…

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EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Zambia

In response to an invitation by the Zambian authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Zambia to observe the Presidential, Parliamentary, Mayoral and Council Chairpersons, and Local Government elections which are scheduled for 11 August. This is the fourth time that the European Union is…

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Joint statement by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development cooperation, Neven Mimica, and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian aid and Crisis management, Christos Stylianides on the situation in Juba, South Sudan

"As of Sunday morning there has been a dramatic escalation of hostilities in South Sudan. The impact has been deadly and further threatening the very fragile livelihood of the people of South Sudan.  The European Union will join the international community and South Sudan's neighbours to ensure that peace is…