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…

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,…

Chad: Borrell condemns violence

Brussels 23.10.2022 “The European Union strongly condemns the violence perpetrated today in several towns in Chad which has led to the death of some fifty people. The repression of demonstrations and the excessive use of force constitute serious attacks on the freedoms of expression and demonstration which undermine the ongoing transition process” reads the Statement…

Tigray: towards peace

Brussels 12.09.2022 “The Regional Government of Tigray announces its readiness to abide by an immediate cessation of hostilities and to participate in AU-led peace process. This opportunity should be seized by all. Now. EU ready to support” writes the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell. Ethiopia’s Tigray rebels said Sunday, September 11, they were ready for…

Mozambique: fighting terrorism

Brussels 12.09.2022 “Last week I was in Mozambique, a country where EU support plays a significant including through one of the largest recipients of EU support and host to one of our EU military training missions” writes the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell. Our training mission @EUTMMozambique is a key element in our integrated approach…

Brussels: EU-African Union Summit

Brussels 17.02.2022 The leaders of the EU and the African Union (AU) as well as of their respective member states will meet for the sixth European Union – African Union summit in Brussels on 17 and 18 February 2022. Ahead of the summit, EU heads of state or government will take part in a one-hour…

Omicron: EU lifts SA travel restrictions

Brussels 10.01.2022 European Union member states have agreed to lift the travel ban on flights to southern African countries, which will allow more voyages to resume. Good News: Compared to Delta, Omicron causes significantly less severe disease. A study of hospitalized COVID patients in South Africa shows that. The summary below – https://t.co/ZaQBeYMnjx pic.twitter.com/VVJLzBWQVv —…

Gulf of Guinea pirate attacks

Brussels 26.04.2021 Two successive attacks on commercial vessels have just taken place in the Gulf of Guinea. On Friday (April 23), a container ship was attacked 130 nautical miles northwest of the island of Sao Tome (1 ° 27 North and 4 ° 38 East). The pirates were able to board the Contship New, which…

Borrell : EU-AU “ambitious and creative ” partnership

Brussels, 13.11.2020 The EU top diplomat Josep Borrell described the EU-Africa relationship as a strategic issue and called for a ‘modern, ambitious and creative approach going beyond the prism of the past’. The remarks have been made this afternoon while he addressed EU ambassadors in the closing session of the 2020 EU Ambassadors’ conference. The…

Nice impact: Hungary refuses new entrants

“Africans should have a future in Africa,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public radio commenting on Thursday’s terrorist attack in Nice, adding that “if you don’t want to give in, the only thing you can do is deny entry”. Orbán: 'Future of Africans in Africa' – Hungary Today https://t.co/4XEShG2TOl — Gerolf Annemans (@gannemans) November 1,…