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…

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…

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…

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…

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…