Africa – 8 April 2016

Security issues to dominate AU-EU meeting

THE insecurity risks posed by the Boko Haram sect are set to be among the most prominent issues on the agenda when the African Union Commission and the European Commission hold their annual College to College meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday.

The two Commissions work together as the engine of EU-Africa relations, collaborating on tackling challenges that the two continents are facing together. This annual meeting is the biggest EU-Africa political meeting of the year.

Caj News Africa


Rwanda joins AU Peace and Security Council

Rwanda yesterday officially joined the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), the standing organ of the African Union (AU) in charge of prevention, management and resolution of conflicts.

It joins the Council alongside seven other members; Botswana, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Togo and Zambia replacing Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea, Libya, Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania. Other members are Algeria, Burundi, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda.

The New Times


Europe and Africa benefit when they work together

AS WE face the challenges of the 21st century, there is more that unites Africa and Europe than divides us. We share a common history of thousands of years. Today more than ever, we need to work together to build our common future and to work jointly on the defining global issues of our age.

We have a shared view of the benefits of co-operation on our continents. Europe’s journey from the devastation of 1945 to a union of more than half-a-billion citizens based on shared values and designed to create peace and prosperity, is well-known. So too is Africa’s liberation from colonial rule to independence and greater integration through the creation of the African Union (AU).