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Guinea: Pointing microphones against Ebola

Brussels – As the world nervously watches the Ebola outbreak from afar, local media in Guinea work around the clock in precarious environments to make sure the population remains informed. A vital force against the crisis, these journalists need funding and international support to step up against the virus.

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Ethiopia: New Report Shows EU Collective ODA Increases, Commissioner Piebalgs Calls for More

Although the European Union and its Member States continued to be the world’s largest aid donor in 2013, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs called on Member States to intensify efforts to increase development aid.

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High-level Panel to Discuss Investment in African Agriculture

Tanzania’s President Kikwete and Commissioners of the European and African Unions will join a high-level panel in Brussels to discuss investment opportunities in African agriculture. The panel will meet against a background of increasing confidence about the prospects for African agriculture and the continent’s food system.

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7 out of 10 EU citizens say helping developing countries benefits them too

Tackling poverty in developing countries should be one of the main priorities of the European Union, according to 66% of EU citizens. Seven out of ten people (69%) believe that helping these countries is also good for the EU, benefiting its citizens. These are some key results from a Eurobarometer survey to be published today at the European Development Days in Brussels (26-27 November).

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Africa: Global Leaders Pledge Billions of Dollars for Sahel

Bamako  Two international development agencies announced major financial pledges from the World Bank Group and from the European Union to six countries in new regional investments over a span of seven years.

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Exclusive. EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs: “Mali must once again be proud of itself”

Brussels – “I hope that Malian elections succeed”, said the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, on the eve of the first round of presidential elections in Mali, in an exclusive interview released to Afronline.org and and media from Senegal (South FM), Mali (Les Echos, Réseau Jamana), Niger (Le Républicain, Radio Anfani), Burkina Faso (Radio Horizon FM) and Benin (L’Autre Quotidien).

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