Tag Archive | Foreign Aid

Can the Fox Monitor its Activities in the Chicken House: The EU and Eritrea

by the Strathink Editorial Team The European Union (EU) has announced its decision to grant Eritrea €200 million of “new long term support to promote poverty reduction and socio-economic development.” European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: “The EU provides development aid where it is most needed to reduce poverty and support […]

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There must be no compromise with Eritrea’s tyrannical Afewerki regime

Glenys Kinnockmise with Eritrea’s tyrannical Afewerki regime Proposals for financial aid to Eritrea to help stem the refugee tide must be rejected and robust action against the regime continued  On the streets of Asmara the dream of freedom that accompanied Eritrean independence in 1993 was swiftly shattered. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Human rights violations, relentless cruelty, […]

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The domestic controversy over China’s foreign aid and the implications for Africa

From The Brookings Institution During his visit to the United Nations just last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping made major pledges in foreign aid. This included $2 billion to the new South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund, debt forgiveness for least-developed countries, and $100 million in military assistance to the African Union, as well as a 10-year, $1 billion “peace […]

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EU wants new aid for Eritrea soon to help stem migrant exodus

By Edmund Burke, Reuters NAIROBI (Reuters) – The European Union aims to agree on 200 million euros (145.65 million pounds) in development aid for Eritrea by year-end to help stem an exodus of people from the poor Horn of Africa nation to Europe, a senior EU official said on Thursday. The five-year package, already the […]

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Aid procurement and the development of local industry: A question for Africa

  From The Brookings Institution Paper | June 2015 By: Christine Zhang and Jeffrey Gutman INTRODUCTION Economic development is often tied to the evo- lution of local industry. One way to assess a country’s emergence as a major player in the global economy is by examining the ability of its domestic firms to compete on the global market. […]

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Tanzanian leader says aid conditions degrading

From Star Online BY FUMBUKA NG’WANAKILALA DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said on Thursday that Western donors are setting degrading conditions for aid to the east African nation and he could be forced in time to tell them: “keep your aid”. Tanzania, one of Africa’s biggest per capita aid recipients, has experienced […]

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