Borrell visit to South Africa and Botswana

Brussels 31.01.2023 The EU top diplomat Josep Borrell has concluded his visit to Southern Africa. In South Africa Borrell co-chaired, together with the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Dr Naledi Pandor, the 15th session of the Ministerial Political Dialogue. The meeting was also attended by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety,…

Borrell visit to SA: “testing times”

Brussels 27.01.2023 “…The European Union and South Africa came together to establish a strategic partnership 16 years ago, and South Africa is the only African country that has this qualification of a strategic partner. And the word means something. It is the only partnership on the African continent. This is a recognition of the importance…

Russian top diplomat Lavrov in Eswatini

Brussels 25.01.2023 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Eswatini, TASS news agency reported. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Eswatini, according to a our reporter:https://t.co/E59qY1Y613 pic.twitter.com/i5MygbEldG — TASS (@tassagency_en) January 23, 2023 Russia’s top diplomat flew to Mbabane from South Africa where he started his African tour. The Kingdom of Eswatini,…

Rwanda-DR Congo tensions mount

Brussels 25.01.2023 Rwandan forces on Tuesday, 24 January, fired at a fighter jet from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) indicating that it had violated the airspace, prompting the Congolese government to accuse it of an act of war. (Image above: social media). ‘Act of war’: Rwanda shoots at DR Congo fighter jet over alleged airspace…

Cameroon: EU condemns radio-host murder

Brussels 23.01.2023 The European Union strongly condemns the murder of the well-known Cameroonian radio host, Mr Martinez Zogo. An outspoken Cameroonian journalist has been found dead in Yaoundé, after he disappeared last week in a suspected abduction. Martinez Zogo had recently broadcast about an alleged embezzlement case involving a wealthy businessman and top officials. More:…

Sahel: remains EU priority

Brussels 23.01.2023 The Foreign Affairs Council had an exchange of views on Sahel and the coastal countries of West Africa, confirming that this region remains a priority for the EU in spite of the worsening security and political situation. 🇪🇺 Foreign Ministers’ discussion on #Sahel reaffirmed the need for critical and constructive #TeamEurope engagement, most…

Eswatini: EU condemns Mr.Maseko assassination

Brussels 22.01.2023 Thulani Rudolph Maseko, human rights lawyer and Chairperson of the Multistakeholder Forum (MSF), was shot dead at his house on Saturday 21 January. Eswatini: Human rights lawyer, Thulani Rudolph Maseko was shot dead. The 🇪🇺 strongly condemns his assassination and looks forward to the results of the investigations already launched to prosecute those responsible for…

Sahel: EU extends mission in Mali

Brussels 11.01.2023 The Council today adopted a decision extending the mandate of the EU Capacity Building Mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) until 31 January 2025, and allocating it over €73 million for the period between 1 February 2023 and 31 January 2025. 🇪🇺 @EucapMali mandate prolonged until 31 January 2025 The mandate of the…

DRC: EU committed to support

Brussels 31.12.2022 “The EU commends the resolute African-led initiatives to address the root causes of the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The EU reaffirms its full support to the Luanda and Nairobi processes and calls on all parties to rapidly implement the decisions taken within their frame. The EU welcomes…

Zambia: EU welcomes death penalty abolishion

Brussels 26.12.2022 “The European Union welcomes the step taken by President Hakainde Hichilema to abolish the death penalty in Zambia” the press release of the European External Action Service reads. The EU welcomes the step taken by President Hakainde Hichilema to abolish the death penalty in Zambia. This achievement sends a powerful signal contributing to the…