Africa

Africa

This EU contribution will help Ethiopia "grow greener" by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said "Environmental sustainability and climate action are critical to achieving Ethiopia’s ambitious growth and development objectives. The EU’s €36 million contribution will help two key sectors – forestry and industry – to become more sustainable and mitigate the consequences of climate change".
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, today announced the signing of an agreement through which the EU commits a further €800 million to support the African Union in its efforts to promote peace, security and stability in Africa within the context of the continued implementation of the African Peace and Security Architecture. 
Commission Decision on the financing of the annual action programme 2019 in favour of the Republic of Botswana
The European Commission recently adopted a set of projects in support of African economic integration. The initiatives, worth €101.5 million, focus on infrastructure, intellectual property rights and improving the investment climate in Africa.
Commission Implementing Decision of 1.4.2019 on the financing of the Annual Action Programme 2019 Part 1 for the Pan-African Programme. 
Over 150,000 children and 2,500 teachers in the Borno State of Nigeria, located in the northeast of the country and often hit by Boko Haram attacks, will benefit from two new European Union - funded projects. They were launched last Friday, 28 June in Maiduguri, the capital of the Borno State. Worth a total of €20 million, they will contribute to restore access to safe, inclusive and quality primary and secondary education for boys and girls and strengthen the education system.
The Cabo Verde Investment Forum 2019 starts today. The three-day high-level business event will provide an opportunity to promote investment opportunities and mobilise financial resources for projects that will create jobs and support sustainable growth. The EU has provided technical assistance for this event.
The Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union and the United Nations today launched a multi-year Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls in Zimbabwe.  The Spotlight Initiative with a financial commitment of €500 million by the European Union is a joint United Nations and European Union global initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. Africa will receive half of the global amount (€250 million) for eight countries including Zimbabwe, plus an African Regional programme. 
There are over 650 million people in Africa who have no access to electricity, a sharp contrast with the continent’s renewable energy potential. 
A few months after the signature of the Peace Agreement between the Government and armed groups signed in Bangui in February 2019, the European Commission is today announcing the extension of the Bêkou Trust Fund for the Central African Republic (CAR) until the end of 2020.

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