Africa

Africa

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.
The EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) unveiled today its final report, a concrete result of the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs launched President Jean-Claude Juncker in the 2018 State of the Union. In the report, African and European experts propose a series of policy recommendations and concrete actions to develop the digital economy & society on the African continent.
Commission Decision on the financing of the annual action programme 2018 in favour of Uganda - Green Economy
Commission Decision on the individual measure in favour of Uganda to be financed from the 11th European Development Fund
Demain, l'accord pour la Zone de libre-échange continentale (ZLEC) entrera en vigueur, après que le seuil de ratification nécessaire a été atteint. C'est une des initiatives phares pour les ambitions du continent, tel qu'énoncé dans l'Agenda 2063. Des études démontrent que cette zone peut stimuler le commerce intra-africain et augmenter la croissance économique et la création d'emplois.
The European Commission has adopted today seven new programmes and additional funds for two existing projects, worth €99.5 million. They will support ongoing efforts to help the most vulnerable people in the Horn of Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: "The Horn of Africa has an unprecedented opportunity to shore up peace and stability throughout the region. The nearly €100 million we have approved today will support vulnerable communities, contributing therefore directly to that peace and stability."
Today the Africa Transport and Connectivity Task Force meets in Leipzig bringing together leaders and experts from public and private sectors on both continents to discuss connectivity.
As part of President Juncker’s New Africa-Europe Alliance, a dedicated EU-Africa Digital Economy Task Force was set up by EU Vice President Andrus Ansip, EU Commissioners Mariya Gabriel and Neven Mimica and African Union Commissioner Amani Abou-Zeid. The Task Force brought together European and African political and business leaders to identify policies and projects that will support the African Digital economy.
Through SoSuRe (Social Support for Resilience), the EU is engaged in reducing poverty and enhancing resilience among the most vulnerable households in Malawi. SoSuRe provides funding for social cash transfers targeting ultrapoor households with very limited labour capacity. It also invests in strengthening national social protection systems in Malawi for enhanced support to social protection beneficiaries, sustainable financing of social protection services and more effective responses to shocks.
Through SoSuRe (Social Support for Resilience), the EU is engaged in reducing poverty and enhancing resilience among the most vulnerable households in Malawi. SoSuRe provides funding for social cash transfers targeting ultrapoor households with very limited labour capacity.

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