AUC concerned over ICC decisions on Malawi and Chad

January 17, 2012

AU The African Union Commission has noted with grave concern the decisions ICC-02/05-01/09-139 and ICC-02/05-01/09-140 of 12 and 13 December 2011, respectively, of Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Court (ICC) on the alleged failure of the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Chad to comply with the cooperation requests issued by the ICC with respect to the arrest and surrender of President Omar Al Bashir of the Republic of Sudan. Read the rest of this entry »

Eighteenth African Union Summit “Boosting Intra-African Trade”

January 17, 2012

AU The 18th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU)is scheduled to take place from 23 to 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Holding under the theme: “Boosting Intra-African Trade”, the summit will officially kick off on Monday 23 January 2012, with the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC). Read the rest of this entry »

Programme of the Danish EU Presidency (January – July 2012) regarding EU external action

January 13, 2012

Danish EU Presidency  The Danish Presidency will actively support the activity of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the continuing establishment process of the European External Action Service (EEAS), as particular focus will be placed on ensuring the greatest possible effectiveness. Read the rest of this entry »

Using Satellite Imagery to Track the Developmental Effects of Somali Piracy

January 13, 2012

Chatham House There are increasing pressures to develop land-based approaches to Somali piracy. By making use of non-traditional data sources including local market data and satellite images Read the rest of this entry »

Questioning old certainties: Challenges for Africa-EU relations in 2012

December 19, 2011

ECDPM ECDPM’s annual Challenges Paper seeks to identify important debates that can be expected in 2012 and beyond and to sketch the backdrop against which these will unfold. Questioning Old Certainties highlights key issues and forums to watch in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

The EC proposes a Pan-African Programme within the new financial perspective

December 9, 2011

EC On December 7 the European Commission published the “Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation”. Regarding the Pan-African component, the regulation sets out the following:

Article 9 (Pan-African Programme) describes the Pan-African Programme that is being set up to implement the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES). Read the rest of this entry »

Africa Trade Forum 2011

November 25, 2011

AU On November 22-24, the African Trade Forum 2011 – ‘Accelerating Intra-African Trade and Enhancing Africa’s participation in Global Trade’ took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read the rest of this entry »