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EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

Crime, violence, poverty, ill-health and air pollution have all declined in the European Union over the last five years – but gender inequality has worsened and efforts to fight climate change have achieved little. A report from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, measured progress towards 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” between 2014 and 2019. On most, […]

Kagame Blasts EU On Human Rights Report

Kagame Blasts EU On Human Rights Report

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has described criticism of his country’s human rights record as “rubbish” and “ridiculous” in an interview with France24’s Catherine Nicholson on the sidelines of the European Development Day in Brussels. Kagame said that Rwanda was a different country compared to what it was 25 years ago, challenging Nicholson to look at […]

EU Gives South Sudan U.S.$54 Million For Humanitarian Aid

EU Gives South Sudan U.S.$54 Million For Humanitarian Aid

The European Union (EU) has given South Sudan 48.5 million euros ($54.8 million) to avert the growing humanitarian crisis. Last week, the EU gave South Sudan one million euros ($1.13 million) to step up Ebola prevention in the country. Despite a recent peace deal, humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan with nearly two million […]

EU Rolls Out 20 Million Euro In Fight Against GBV

EU Rolls Out 20 Million Euro In Fight Against GBV

The European Union (EU) has come up with a €20 million initiative for the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and enhance the promotion of women’s rights in Zimbabwe. This emerged on Monday when EU Ambassador Timo Olkkonen paid a courtesy call on Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda. Ambassador Olkkonen said the EU had come […]

Britain Can Decide On Its Own To Stop Brexit

Britain Can Decide On Its Own To Stop Brexit

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can decide on its own to revoke its withdrawal from the European Union. Monday’s ruling comes the day before a crunch House of Commons vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, which she is anticipated to lose amid opposition from all sides. The ECJ judgment […]

European Union Partners With The Gambia On €16m Project To Create 3000 Jobs For Women, Youth

European Union Partners With The Gambia On €16m Project To Create 3000 Jobs For Women, Youth

Funded by the European Union (EU), the programme aims to contribute to stabilising the economic, social and security situation of the country during the democratic transition by facilitating social inclusion and employment of the youth and women, with a specific emphasis on promoting gender equality and addressing climate change. The government of The Gambia, the […]

Bob Diamond Sees Brexit’s Impact More Profound Than Expected

Bob Diamond Sees Brexit’s Impact More Profound Than Expected

Bob Diamond, the architect of Barclays Plc’s investment bank over more than a decade in London, said the British capital will be hurt more than people expect from Brexit, with lawyers likely to join bankers in moving away. “People are beginning to understand Brexit is going to be far more profound and long-lasting than they […]

Brexit Could Cost Poorest Countries £320m A Year, Warn Economists

Brexit Could Cost Poorest Countries £320m A Year, Warn Economists

  The world’s poorest countries could lose more than £320m a year if their existing trade agreements with the UK market are not maintained in the event of Brexit, a new series of essays published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the UK Trade Policy Observatory has warned. The authors said emerging markets in […]

Britons May Have To Apply To Visit Europe After Brexit

Britons May Have To Apply To Visit Europe After Brexit

  British citizens may have to apply online and pay to travel to Europe after the UK leaves the EU, under plans being drawn up by the bloc for a visa waiver programme similar to the US system. The European commission is due to unveil draft legislation for the EU travel information and authorisation system […]

Brexit Means Brexit … But The Big Question Is When?

Brexit Means Brexit … But The Big Question Is When?

Two months ago on Tuesday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. The shock was immense; the fallout dramatic. But then summer came. The early turbulence subsided and normality (more or less) returned. Brexit, though, has not yet begun to happen. The government does not know what it wants and is not yet equipped to […]

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