Nigeria: Cologne returns original artefacts

Brussels 20.12.2022 Nigeria has taken back ownership of 92 bronze sculptures that make up the so-called Benin Bronzes from a museum in the German city of Cologne, following an agreement that was signed by the city’s Mayor. (Image: Cologne Museum) Nigeria marked a milestone in its years-long fight to get back the Benin bronze sculptures…

Chad: MEPs condemn human rights restrictions

European Parliament condemns the restriction of the fundamental right to demonstrate and the use of violence against pro-democracy protesters and civil society in Chad during the protests of October 2022. In their resolution, MEPs call for all protesters held by the Chadian government to be released and granted legal protection. They condemn their prosecution in…

EUTM and EUCAP Somalia extended

Operation ATALANTA, EUTM Somalia and EUCAP Somalia: mandates extended for two years. The Council today prolonged the mandates of its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and operation in the Horn of Africa and Somalia. The mandate of EUCAP Somalia, the EU’s civilian capacity-building mission, EUTM Somalia, the EU’s military training mission, and EU…

EU-Niger military partnership

Brussels 12.12.2022 The Council today adopted a decision establishing a Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) military partnership mission to support Niger in its fight against terrorist armed groups. It will enhance the ability of Niger Armed Forces to contain the threat, protect the population in the country and ensure a safe and secure environment…

DRC-EU: Minister Loando Mboyo calls for peace

Brussels 09.12.2022 During his two days visit to the European Parliament the Minister of regional planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo M.Guy Loando Mboyo reiterated his call for establishing long lasting peace. “First of all, what is going on now in my country – Democratic Republic of Congo – is unacceptable, – the Minister…

EU €20M to Rwanda raises brows

Brussels 09.12.2022 The Member of the European parliament(MEP) Marc Botenga stood out on November 23 in Strasbourg, during the plenary debate on the forced displacement of people due to the escalation of the conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Image above: European Parliament, Strasbourg, France). “Mr. President, it has been proven…

DRC: EU calls for M23 withdrawal

Brussels 09.12.2022 “The European Union associates itself with the press releases of the African Union and the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the resurgence of violence in eastern DRC. It affirms its solidarity with the thousands of civilians once again hard hit by this violence” the European Union External Action Service spokesperson statement reads….

SA: wine tasting experience

Brussels 09.12.2022 South Africa is an old wine country, it celebrated 350 years of winemaking a few years ago, and it has established itself as one of the world’s leading producers of quality wine. South Africa, a country of amazing diversity and fine wines | wine tour https://t.co/jjopCNdzEU — Per Karlsson (@bkwineper) December 9, 2022…

SA: Lion’s industry in Africa

Brussels 09.12.2022 HSI Africa invites for an exclusive, free online screening of the new documentary film “Lions, Bones and Bullets”, which sheds light on South Africa’s controversial commercial captive lion industry and follows the wildlife trafficking trail to Laos and Viet Nam. REMEMBER! To RSVP to join @HSIAfrica @Blood_Lions & @PantheraAfrica for an exclusive screening…

Washington: US-Africa Leaders Summit

Brussels 09.12.2022 US-Africa Leaders Summit Brings 50 African Voices to Washington, the VoA news reports. The Biden administration wishes to use a gathering of 50 African delegations in Washington “to uplift and empower African institutions, citizens and nations” through discussions about challenges such as healthcare, democracy, governance, investment, development, climate change challenges and many others,…