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Lampedusa: I would never have embarked on this adventure

Lampedusa (Italy) – His name is Ibrahim Sow, a.k.a. Mandy Kaporo-rails. From the beaches of Conakry where he used to make rap video-clips to the hot-spot center in Lampedusa, he spent 14 months traveling towards his final goal: Europe. In-between a dream and reality, someone put the Libyan hell. The result was a conviction: “If only I had known in Guinea that the trip would take place under these conditions, I would never have embarked on this adventure.”

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Africa: recommendations for the EU External Investments Plan

Rome – NGOs, enterprises, credit institutes, mass media players and those who care about Africa, have recently met in Rome for a workshop promoted by Link 2007. The agenda was dominated by discussions over the opportunities of an investments plan and those elements useful for the definition and implementation of a coordinated Italian strategy and precise communication scheme. The attendees come up with the following proposals for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council. continue reading »

Interview with Amina Mohamed: Matteo Renzi, a reliable European ally for Kenya and Africa

New York – In this interview given to Afronline.org, the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, Amina Mohamed, expresses her views on the migration challenges affecting Africa and the responsibilities of Europe, giving the thumbs up to the EU external investment plan for Africa and Neighbourhood Countries launched in September by the European Commission. She is sure she can count on a key ally, the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi. continue reading »

The New Members of UN Security Council

United Nations – Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden were elected on Tuesday to serve on the UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members, while Italy and Netherlands have split the remaining contested seat. The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met to choose five new non-permanent members who will serve a two-year term starting January 2017 alongside the 15-member council.

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Migration. Mario Giro: “The EU must take Africa seriously”

Brussels – Usually calm and collected, the Italian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs with responsibility for international cooperation, Mario Giro, is not in a good mood. The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is obviously extremely worrying, but there is also another issue which risks creating further disagreement within the EU – the New Migration Partnership Framework or “Migration Compact”, submitted by the European Commission on 7 June, which puts the management of migration at the heart of European foreign policy.

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Italy, a bridge between Europe and Africa

ROME – In Rome today a new partnership was born. “We do not need walls, but to be increasingly connected”, the Italian PM Matteo Renzi said to the first Italy-Africa ministerial conference at the Italian Foreign Ministry headquarters. Italy, as a bridge between Europe and Africa, “feels no nostalgia for the past, but does so for a future in which the continent is not a threat but an opportunity”, thus is trying to “draw Europe’s attention to Africa and the Mediterranean”, Renzi said closing the event.

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