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Archive May 2017

G7 Summit. Julia Gillard: “We can change our current path and ensure education for every child”

Brussels – “We can change our current path and ensure we are educating every child”, Julia Gillard, chairwoman of the Global Partnership for Education, told to Afronline.org during her recent visit to Brussels, on the eve of the G7 Summit held in Taormina (Italy). In this interview, the former Australian Prime minister explains the work of the GPE in strengthening developing countries’ education systems and the risks the world is likely to face in next decades if millions of children don’t get quality education now.

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Take me to your leader: Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki

Despite all that’s been written and spoken about extreme repression and economic blight in Eritrea, surprisingly little has been publicized about its inscrutable leader, Isaias Afwerki, who has led the country with an iron fist since independence in 1991. Based on common knowledge among Eritreans in the country and other information collected over the years from frequent contacts, Abraham T. Zere attempted to profile him.

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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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China “at the bedside” of Burundi

Bujumbura (Burundi) – The Vice-President of the Republic of China, Li Younchao, was in Burundi for a three-day visit. This was the first visit of such a Chinese high ranking figure to Burundi since 1963 when cooperation between the two countries began. “A breath of fresh air for Bujumbura”, writes Iwacu.org.

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