Source: European Commission |

Coronavirus: 13 European countries provide urgent assistance to Tunisia

In addition, the EU has released €700,000 from its Epidemics Tool to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Tunisia

To help Tunisia cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worrying health situation within the country, the European Union and its member states continue to mobilise emergency aid via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Several member states reacted to Tunisia's request, including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France,…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Team Europe pledges support for eradicateMalaria, an initiative aiming to facilitate the development and production of a highly efficacious malaria vaccine

The initiative can count on substantial financing by Team Europe, including for the late-stage trials of BioNTech’s project

Backed by the eradicateMalaria initiative, German company BioNTech announces a malaria project consisting of the development of an mRNA-based vaccine against the disease and the evaluation of mRNA vaccine production in Africa; The initiative can count on substantial financing by Team Europe, including for the late-stage trials of BioNTech’s project;…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

EIB & KfW welcome progress in Lusaka sanitation project to double network access underway after decade of preparations

The EIB will provide EUR 102.5 million and KfW EUR 33 million (grant) for the overall project

Upgrading sanitation key to improve public health and COVID protection; First financing for EUR 262 million scheme disbursed by EIB (www.EIB.org) and KfW; Team Europe partners welcome scheme’s vision and ambition. New investment to transform public health in the Zambian capital Lusaka by improving access by 525,000 families to sanitation,…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

EIB & KfW welcome progress in Lusaka sanitation project to double network access underway after decade of preparations

The EIB will provide EUR 102.5 million and KfW EUR 33 million (grant) for the overall project

Upgrading sanitation key to improve public health and COVID protection; First financing for EUR 262 million scheme disbursed by EIB (www.EIB.org) and KfW; Team Europe partners welcome scheme’s vision and ambition. New investment to transform public health in the Zambian capital Lusaka by improving access by 525,000 families to sanitation,…

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Republic of Senegal and Team Europe support agree to build a manufacturing plant to produce vaccines against COVID-19 and other endemic diseases

The new manufacturing plant should reduce Africa’s 99% dependence on vaccine imports and strengthen future pandemic resilience on the continent

President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency Macky Sall, welcomes the support of Team Europe and other partners, including the United States and the  World Bank Group, in the construction in Senegal of a facility for manufacturing vaccines against COVID-19 and other endemic diseases; President of the Republic of…

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EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to deliver aid to Mozambique

The flight is expected to arrive in Pemba, Mozambique, on 3 July 2021

In the margins of the G20 Ministerial event on 30 June in Brindisi, an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight, co-organised also with Italy and Portugal, will depart to Mozambique, carrying 15 tonnes of life-saving cargo addressing pressing humanitarian needs. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, who is attending the G20 event…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Council appoints three new EU special representatives for the Sahel, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa

Emanuela Claudia Del Re has been appointed European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Sahel from 1 July 2021 until 30 August 2022

The Council appointed three new EU special representatives (EUSRs) as follows: Emanuela Claudia Del Re has been appointed EUSR for the Sahel from 1 July 2021 until 30 August 2022. Ms. Del Re is an Italian national with a long academic career, having conducted extensive research in conflict areas in the Middle East, Central Asia and…

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Ethiopia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union

The EU also recalls the importance to engage in and foster a comprehensive, inclusive and transparent national dialogue with the participation of women and youth and all relevant stakeholders

On June 21, a majority of Ethiopian voters will be invited to participate in elections. Some constituencies will vote at a later stage, in part due to security and logistical challenges. The European Union (EU) takes note of this important step and recalls the fundamental democratic right of all Ethiopian…

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July 7 & 8 2021 from six African cities and Paris 1st Corporate Social Commitment Summit between Africa, France & Europe

Already more than 1500 participants registered

The Summit on Corporate Social Commitment Summit (www.SommetEngagementSocietal.com) between Africa, France and Europe will be held on 7 and 8 July in multiplex, on a variety of national television stations of the African continent, the Canal + Africa channel and on the Internet from Lomé, Dakar, Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Libreville, Kinshasa…

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G7 Development Finance Institutions and multilateral partners to invest over $80 billion into African businesses over the next five years

It is the first time the G7 DFIs have come together to make a collective partnership commitment to the African continent

The G7 DFIs, the IFC, the private sector arm of the African Development Bank, EBRD and the European Investment Bank (www.EIB.org) today announced that they were committed to investing $80 billion in the private sector over the next five years to support sustainable economic recovery and growth in Africa. The…