Rural Africans ignored in deals between EU, African Union, Letter says

More than 100 faith-based and nongovernmental organizations from 22 African countries, as well as partners like CIDSE, said the European Union-African Union partnership failed to improve the lives of rural Africans and needs to put “the dignity and well-being of Africans at the center of policymaking.” The joint declaration issued Feb. 16, the day before a two-day summit between the European Union and African Union, said “this partnership and similar ones with other world regions have shown themselves to…

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African Union welcomes $11.48 million grant from AfDB to strengthen delivery of Agenda 2063

The African Union Commission (AUC) will soon benefit from an $11.48 million grant from the African Development Fund to strengthen its governance and provide it with institutional support. Approval for the grant, from the Fund’s regional public goods window, came a few days ahead of the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, which closed on Sunday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. On the sidelines of the Assembly, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and African Union…

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