Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

East African and international political leaders and financial experts highlight green investment best practice

Dialogue between European Investment Bank, Portuguese Embassy in Kenya, financial community and development stakeholders confirms importance of green investment

Nairobi hosts EU-Africa Green Talk dialogue on sustainable development impact of local projects; Dialogue between European Investment Bank, Portuguese Embassy in Kenya, financial community and development stakeholders confirms importance of green investment. The Secretary General of East African Community today joined more than 150 African business leaders, financial experts and…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Team Europe partners with Equity Bank to support Kenyan business and agriculture amid COVID-19

The financing package will support access to finance at appropriate conditions for Kenyan small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including in the agriculture sector

The European Union and the European Investment Bank, working together as Team Europe, are providing EUR 120 million (KES 15.8 billion) of new support for Equity Bank to enhance financing to Kenyan companies most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The financing package will support access to finance at appropriate conditions…

Source: Council of the European Union |

COVID-19: Council adopts conclusions on human rights-based recovery

The EU undertakes to ensure that its response to COVID-19 upholds the dignity and human rights of all without discrimination of any kind

The Council today approved conclusions reaffirming the EU’s commitment to human rights in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU recognises that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences are increasingly having a negative impact on human rights, democracy and the rule of law, including…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Switzerland and The Gambia sign cooperation agreements on migration and civil aviation

The agreement covers issues relating to the practical organisation of returnees, such as identification and the issuing of replacement documents

On 12 January Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, as vice president of the Federal Council, and Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter signed two cooperation agreements – on civil aviation and on migration – during the official visit to Bern by a delegation from the Republic of The Gambia, headed by Vice President…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Dealmakers Gather in Paris: Africa Oil & Power (AOP) brings Euro Finance and African Power and Exploration & Production (E&P) Deals to Table in June 2021

The event is entirely dedicated to getting major commitments committed and signed between European investors and African companies and governments

Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilAndPower.com) will host Francophone African government delegations and European financiers at the first AOP Investor Forum to be held in Paris; the event is entirely dedicated to getting major commitments committed and signed between European investors and African companies and governments; the event will promote continued synergy…

Source: African Union (AU) |

European Union and African Union sign partnership to scale up preparedness for health emergencies

The four-year project, ‘EU for health security in Africa: European CDC for Africa CDC', funded by the EU, will also facilitate harmonised surveillance and disease intelligence

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched a new partnership initiative to strengthen the capacity of Africa CDC to prepare for and respond to public health threats in Africa. The four-year project, ‘EU for health security…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Centurion Law Group submits Request for Transparency to Spanish Minister of Justice on Villajero/Massoko Case

Centurion has notably called on the Spanish authorities to release all the information about this matter to the victims and the public

The Centurion Law Group (CenturionLG.com) has sent an official request to H.E. Juan Carlos Campo, Minister of Justice of Spain, demanding him actions on protecting the victims of Jose Manuel Villarejo and Delfin Mocache Massoko and ensuring full transparency in the dealings with this affair. Both accomplices are accused of…

Source: D4D Hub |

Team Europe: Digital4Development Hub launched to help shape a fair digital future across the globe

The platform gathers key stakeholders from EU Member States, private sector, civil society and financial institutions in a Team Europe spirit with several objectives

Today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will officially launch the Digital4Development (D4D) Hub (https://bit.ly/37MXLZU) in the presence of representatives from the five Hub-founding EU Member States, under the German EU Council Presidency. The platform gathers key stakeholders from EU Member States, private sector, civil society and financial institutions…

The European House Ambrosetti
Source: The European House Ambrosetti |

Kickstarting The Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery The Big Focus of The “Southern Africa Europe Ceo Dialogue” This Year

The Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue will look at how Europe and Italy can team up with Africa for sustainable development in light of the devastating impact of the global pandemic

As the world has ground to a standstill this year, it is more important than ever to rebuild devastated economies. Download Save the date: https://bit.ly/3pZii5I Rather than being cancelled altogether, the “Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue” goes online this year and will be hosted from Johannesburg in digital format on Thursday…

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

Private sector investment in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Senegal to accelerate following EIB insurance support

Agreements for EUR 60 million from EIB will enable the four countries to either become full members or increase their current participation in ATI before the year ends

Initiative to leverage around EUR 1 billion private sector investment in Western and Central African states; EIB agrees EUR 60m financing to unlock African Trade Insurance Agency (www.ATI-ACA.org) membership; Team Europe-Africa cooperation supporting economic resilience to COVID-19. Private sector investment in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Senegal, will be strengthened…