Tag: European Union

Despite Brexit, the EU still holds valuable lessons for African integration

During the independence struggle, leaders like Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah argued that Africa could only rid itself of the scourges of slavery, colonialism, imperialism and racism as a single united entity. The dream...

EU offers 85 million euros to help fund Uganda’s refugee response

The European Union has offered 85 million euros ($94.89 million) to help fund relief operations for hundreds of thousands of refugees flowing into Uganda from neighboring South Sudan, it said in a...

EU blacklists nine more Congolese over rights, elections

The European Union imposed sanctions on nine more Congo nationals on Monday over "obstruction of the electoral process and related human rights violations" in the central African state, where President Joseph Kabila...

EU to impose sanctions on more Congo officials: diplomats

The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against more Congolese officials, sources in Brussels said, amid worsening violence in the resource-rich country since President Joseph Kabila overstayed his mandate and pushed...

World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa

Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit – the theme of this year’s African World Economic Forum (WEF) is “inclusive and sustainable growth”. This is...

All you need to know about Article 50 and the Brexit process

By Gemma Action The formal two-year process governing Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) began when Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which became law in 2009, was triggered on Wednesday. Here,...

Tanzania urges delay to regional trade deal with EU, says won't sign

Kenya and Rwanda signed the deal earlier this month, but it needs approval from all members of the East African Community bloc - which also includes Burundi and Uganda - to take effect.
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