Activation of the EU Operations Centre for the Horn of Africa

January 30, 2012

Council of the European Union At the 3142nd Council meeting on Foreign Affairs in Brussels, 23 January 2012, the Council adopted the following conclusions: Read the rest of this entry »

The EU’s approach to fragility in Guinea Bissau: Between ambition and coherence

January 30, 2012

FRIDE According to a report published by FRIDE, the EU’s vast potential to address state fragility in West Africa remains unfulfilled. In Guinea Bissau the EU’s weak political analysis, perfunctory multilateralism and mistimed reform incentives have constituted critical roadblocks. Read the rest of this entry »

Partnership on Peace and Security – 13th Africa EU Joint Task Force Meeting

October 31, 2011

AU/EU The meeting of the Africa-EU Joint Experts Group was held on 18 October 2011, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting which was co-chaired by the AU and EU, was attended by members of the JEG from Africa and EU, and representatives from the following Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution (RMs) Read the rest of this entry »

New tool monitor natural resources and armed conflicts

October 10, 2011

Africa and EU in Partnership The EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a statistical modelling tool which allows the risk of conflict occurrence in developing countries to be analysed. Combining online news reports with geographical satellite data, the tool establishes a link between natural resources and the risk of conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

EU reaffirms its support to peace and security in Africa with €300 million

October 10, 2011

European Commission The European Commission has decided to replenish the African Peace Facility (APF) with €300 million to support African peace and security actions both at regional and continental levels. The funding will be available to the African Union and African Regional Organisations for the period 2011-2013 in order to support relevant, targeted, continental and regional initiatives in the area of conflict prevention, management and resolution, and peace building. Read the rest of this entry »

Namibia takes over SADC chair

August 19, 2010

The Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has taken over the chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for the next 12 months as the 15-member bloc looks back on 30 years of existence while political hot spots like Zimbabwe Read the rest of this entry »

ECOWAS Defence Chiefs agree to restructure Guinea Bissau military

August 16, 2010

Afrique en ligne ECOWAS Defence Chiefs rose from their two-day extra-ordinary meeting in Bissau with a resolution that the Armed Forces of the crisis-ridden nation must ‘immediately’ be restructured. Read the rest of this entry »