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Migration: EU money in exchange for border controls in Africa

Niamey (Niger) – European funds in exchange for greater border controls. Easier repatriations. Quicker expulsions. In a word: border externalisation. Read the field story written by Sara Prestianni for #DivertedAid, an investigative project on the management and the impact of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

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Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela (European Commission’s spokesperson): “Migration should always be considered in a broader perspective”

Brussels – In an interview with Afronline, media partner of #DivertedAid, the investigative project report on of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the European Commission’s spokesperson in charge of development cooperation, Carlos Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela, says that “migration should always be considered in a broader perspective”, claiming that “the supports programs of the Fund are fully in line with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

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Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey

The 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development bank are being held in… India from 22 to 26 May 2017. “This is the busy and bustling future that Africa and India must shape together in a strategic partnership. And nowhere is this partnership more needed than on the issue of infrastructure”, writes in this Op-Ed the President of AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina.

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Bob van Dillen (Caritas Europa): “EU development strategy is in contradiction with the UN Agenda 2030”

Brussels – Tomorrow the European Foreign Affairs Council will officially adopt the new EU Consensus for development, a key document that should align the EU’s policy with the UN 2030 Agenda. But behind the scene, other interests prevail. According to Bob van Dillen, Caritas Europa‘s policy and advocacy officer, “it now seems that stopping migration and returning migrants to their countries of origin has become the primary objective of EU development cooperation, which is in contradiction with the UN 2030 Agenda which rather sees migration as a force for development”.

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Africa’s population boom: burden or opportunity?

Africa’s population is the fastest growing in the world. It is expected to increase by roughly 50% over the next 18 years, growing from 1.2 billion people today to over 1.8 billion in 2035. But according to ISS Today, African governments aren’t investing enough in one of their greatest assets – a young population.

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Foreigners warned: High South African crime rates

South Africa is seemingly at odds with the rest of Africa and, probably, the world over a rising wave of crime and sporadic attacks on foreign nationals. According to data released by the South African police at the end of March, over 960,000 serious crimes were reported to the police between April and December 2016, averaging over 3,550 cases every day – or 148 every hour.

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