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The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU’s new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results. Today, the Commission presents its first progress report on the implementation of the Partnership […]

Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation ...


The European Commission has released €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to South Sudan. The European Commission has today announced €40 million in emergency humanitarian assistance for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan, bringing the total support from the Commission to €103 million for 2016. The funding comes […]

South Sudan: EU releases €40 million as humanitarian situation worsens


This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region pursuing regional economic integration. The European Union and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) today signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the first of its kind between the EU and an African region pursuing […]

EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries



Fifty-one of the 68 companies that were lent money by the World Bank’s private lending arm in 2015 to finance investments in sub-Saharan Africa use tax havens, Oxfam revealed today. Oxfam’s new analysis focused on International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. It shows that together these 51 companies, whose […]

84% of World Bank’s private investments in Sub-Saharan Africa go ...


Visit by FCO Minister focussed on a range of areas including business collaboration, prosperity and security. Foreign Office Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, visited Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire from 3-7 April 2016 to deepen business collaboration and promote shared interests on prosperity and security. In a wide-ranging visit the Minister […]

Minister for Africa visits Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire