Debate: Refugee crisis: North Africa as henchman

The conflict over the rescuing of refugees at sea is coming to a head also because of the increasingly threatening situation in Libya, where a civil war is raging. Last week at least 53 people were killed in an attack on a refugee camp near Tripoli. Since 2017 the EU has spent more than 90…

Chinese officials report slowdown in African swine fever

Pig production in China is gradually returning to normal and outbreaks of the deadly African swine fever are finally slowing, according to the Chinese vice-minister for agriculture.The disease has swept through China, the world’s top pork producer, since it was first reported in August last year, with no cure or vaccine to halt its progress.Asked…

Europe approves new programmes in North of Africa to protect refugees

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission has approved five new migration-related programmes under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa totaling €61.5 million. The new programmes will reinforce ongoing actions to protect refugees and vulnerable migrants in North of Africa, especially…

EU to help Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region tackle natural disasters

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU is providing €7 million in humanitarian aid to increase the capacity of communities and authorities in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region, to prepare for natural disasters. The aid package will support improving the response…

Further €110 million in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU announced on 27 June a new aid package worth €110.5 million as the Horn of Africa region continues to be afflicted by severe and prolonged humanitarian crises. The funding is allocated across Somalia (€36.5 million), Ethiopia…

Central African Republic to receive €18 million from EU for humanitarian crisis

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The EU announced €18.85 million in humanitarian assistance for the Central African Republic for 2019. This additional support brings EU humanitarian assistance in the country to more than €135 million since 2014. Despite the new peace agreement signed…

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic’s population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns

Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.  source https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040961

Europe extends Trust fund for the Central African Republic

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; The European Commission announced on 19 June the extension of the Bêkou Trust Fund for the Central African Republic until the end of 2020. The announcement comes a few months after the signature of the Peace Agreement between…

Sarah Owusu’s paintings put African and black beauty front and centre

Artist Sarah Owusu pioneered a new style of painting that uses geometric shapes and vivid color to highlight black beauty. She says the world needs a bigger palette when it comes to representation on, as well as behind, the canvas. The result is an exhilarating exploration of the incredible diversity of the human face. Read…