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Interview with Patrick Gomes (ACP Group of States): “Diversifying partnerships is key for our future”

In February 2020, the Cotonou Agreement will expire and a new relationship has to be designed, taking into account the achievements and shortcomings of the agreement. The EU and the ACP Group of States have started informal discussion on the future of this unique agreement. During the last UN General Assembly in New York, we met the Secretary General of the ACP Secretariat, Patrick Gomes, who shared his views in this interview focused on the main ACP’s challenges.

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Bernardo Bini Smaghi (CDP): the Italian Development Cooperation secures funding

Rome – For the first time since the convention between the Cassa depositi e prestiti (the Italian Development Cooperation – the CDPp), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation (MAECI) and the Agenzia per la cooperazione allo sviluppo (Italian Development Aid Agency – AICS) was signed in July, Bernardo Bini Smaghi, Head of Business Development at the CDP, has decided to share his views. In this exclusive interview with Afronline.org, he discusses his ambitions for the prestigious Italian public-sector financial institution and the historic step which is set to bring the CDP into the world of Italian development aid and international cooperation.

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VITA and Agribusiness TV to promote young agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa

Brussels, Ouagadougou – The Italian editorial group VITA (Afronline’s publisher), and Agribusiness TV announce the signature of a partnership to promote the talent of young agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa. This agreement has been signed in the framework of an editorial project of VITA, co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), which links about 30 private African media with VITA and Afronline on themes related to peace and security, inter-religious migrations and dialogue.

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Interview with Marc Kaboré (President of Burkina Faso): “The EU must walk the talk on migration”

New York (UN Headquarters) – On the sidelines of the UN summit on migration, Burkina Faso’s President, Roch Marc Kaboré, gave his views on the external investment plan for Africa and neighbourhood countries presented last week by the European Commission, which aims to boost the private sector and employment, thus contributing to the SDG’ achievement and tackling the root causes of migration to Europe. “The EU has put forward an attractive plan but we need to see action rather than words. Africa must be listened to,” President Kaboré told Afronline.org

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Corporate tax is a feminist matter

CitiGroup, Coca Cola, ExxonMobil, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Verizon, Wal-Mart, Pfizer, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Microsoft; of all the things these multinational corporations (MNCs) agree on, two things stand out: a proclaimed devotion to the feminist agenda and a penchant for tax dodging.

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Agribusiness TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Sep14

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – With the logo of his internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa. Maiga, 30, launched Agribusiness TV in May in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou, determined to change poor opinions about agricultural work held by African youth and to help develop the continent.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMhY_8eH_Bc[/youtube]

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