Source: European Parliament |

Cyclone “Idai”: initial EU emergency aid package for EUR 3.5 million

Joint Press Statement by the Co-Presidents of the ACP – EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on Cyclone “Idai”

Joseph Owona Kono, Co-President and Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, acting Co-President said: “It is with great sadness and dismay that we learned of the devastating effects of tropical cyclone “Idai” that affected Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe just a few days ago. This tropical cyclone, ravaging southern Africa, is possibly the…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Africa-EU cooperation in Research & Innovation

Visit of Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon – President of the European Research Council

Date:       Wednesday 20 March 2019 Venue:  African Academy of Sciences, 8 Miotoni Lane, Karen, Nairobi Time:     9 am to 12:45 pm (optional: finger-lunch from 12:45 pm) On Wednesday 20 March 2019, European Research Council (ERC) President Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and representatives of the European Commission will meet with African…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

SWITCH to Green initiatives show how to build sustainable societies

SWITCH Africa Green, has benefited more than 3,000 micro, small and medium enterprises across six countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda

SWITCH to Green initiatives aim to guide governments towards sustainability by unleashing access to green financing, policies and standards, and eco-entrepreneurship. One of the regional programmes, SWITCH Africa Green, has benefited more than 3,000 micro, small and medium enterprises across six countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and…

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EurAfrican Forum appoints Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board

APO Group Founder Pompigne-Mognard brings his business expertise and unique knowledge of the African media landscape to help drive prosperity between Europe and Africa

EurAfrican Forum (http://www.EurAfricanForum.org/), an action-oriented platform that aims to foster stronger collaboration between Europe and Africa, today announced the appointment of Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board.  Pompigne-Mognard is the founder and chairman of APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and…

Source: APO Group - Africa Newsroom |

When the third One Planet Summit gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change

This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa

By A Special Correspondent The venue will underline our planetary interconnectedness in a way previous summits – the first was in Paris, the second in New York – arguably could not. Africa is responsible for only four per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but 65 per cent of its…

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Exclusive: One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change (from Maria Macharia)

One Planet Summit (OPS) is held following the realization that resources and solutions for renewable energy already exist in Africa but there is a need to speed their financing and mainstream their development

From Maria Macharia While Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s estimated population of 1,3 billion people is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. It is against the backdrop of this irony that global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and…

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Senegalese Mothers and Artists Use Art to Stop Their Children from Leaving

Since 2017, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in partnership with African States, has supported the voluntary return of more than 55,000 West Africans who were stranded along migration routes

 “Leaving for success, for the honour of our mothers…This is only our mothers’ fault.” Marie Mané sings this refrain, repeated in unison by a chorus of 40 women gathered at the Monument de la Renaissance in Dakar.    This refrain is more than a song for these mothers, daughters and sisters. It is their anthem for the fight against irregular migration.  …

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

March 13 Telephonic Press Briefing on Obangame Express 2019

Exercise Obangame Express is a multinational maritime exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command that brings together African, European, South American, and U.S. forces

March 13  Briefing with U.S. Navy Captain Eric Conzen, Commodore of U.S. Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa and Exercise Director for Obangame Express 2019, and Nigerian Rear Admiral Obed Habila Ngalabak, The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command. EVENT: Please join us on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 14:00 GMT…

Source: Financial Gazette Newswire |

Corruption in Africa… a la francaise (By Karim El Bar)

Italy thinks France is treating Africa like a colony; One businessman is determined to prove them right

By Karim El Bar With European Parliamentary elections around the corner, both parties in Italy’s coalition government have taken the opportunity to burnish their anti-establishment credentials. The target: Emmanuel Macron. The reason: colonialism and migration. Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of the populist 5 Star Movement,…

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Global Voice Group (GVG) positioned for expansion with new European headquarters

This development supports GVG’s overarching strategy to better serve its existing African client base, while strengthening its position to explore new markets

Global Voice Group (GVG) (www.GlobalVoiceGroup.com) – a provider of IT solutions to governments and regulatory authorities – this week announced the launch of its new headquarters in Madrid, Spain. This development supports GVG’s overarching strategy to better serve its existing African client base, while strengthening its position to explore new…