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Zimbabwe Scoffs At EU Visa Ban Deal

AFRICANGLOBE - The suspension of travel bans imposed on six Cabinet ministers and 21 other individuals by the European Union yesterday is divisive and meaningless, Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, has said. "It is obviously designed to divide and rule," he said.

EU Set to Ease Illegal Sanctions On Zimbabwe

AFRICANGLOBE - As Zimbabwe prepares to vote on a new constitution, European Union countries are working on a deal to reward Harare by lifting some of the bloc's punishing sanctions against members of the government, diplomats said Friday. A deal was due to be announced Monday at talks between the bloc's 27 foreign ministers,

Somali Army Recruits to Be Trained In Somalia

AFRICANGLOBE - Somalia will soon start training its military recruits in its own territory after years of them being trained in Uganda. European Union head of delegation in Uganda, Roberto Ridolfi, said with effect from this year the training will be conducted in Somalia.

Nigerian Manufacturers Urge Govt to Reject Economic Agreement With EU

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN Tuesday warned the Federal Government not to follow the road map leading to the signing of the Economic...

U.S. Impatient With Weak African Response to Mali Crisis

Despite growing western concerns about the continuing reign in northern Mali by an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts here say it will take months before...

White Farmers Lobby Europe to Keep Illegal Sanctions on Zimbabwe

There is renewed pressure on the European Union (EU) not to lift targeted restrictive sanctions against Robert Mugabe and other Zimbabweans, because of the...

African Official Wary of Economic Ties With Europe

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa on Wednesday likened the European Union's Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) as a poisoned chalice and the second scramble for...

European Military Launches Air Raid On Suspected Somali Pirates

European Union military forces carried out an air raid on what they called "pirate equipment" on the coast of Somalia on Tuesday. It is the...

Iran Sanction – Spain Switches to Nigeria for Oil Imports

Spain's crude imports from Iran dropped in January, while its supplies from Nigeria increased from 636,000 tonnes in December 2011 to 838,000 tonnes in...

African Airliners Top List of Aircraft Banned From EU

The European Commission has adopted the 19th update of the European safety list of air carriers subject to operating bans and other operational restrictions...

U.S. Blocks Zimbabwe’s $20 Million Diamonds Deal

Anjin Investment has lost a US$20 million business deal after a European diamond processing firm had its money to buy the diamonds from Anjin...

BP Making Secret Payment in Angola in Exchange for Oil Concessions

As oil industry lobbyists attempt to water down watershed transparency legislation in the United States and the European Union, Global Witness shows that BP...

European Union Barres Mozambican Air Companies From It’s Airspace

The civil aviation authorities of the European Union have decided to keep all Mozambican air companies on the white list of carriers that are banned from flying in E.U. airspace even though the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has given Mozambique a clean bill of health.

Europe Attempting to Pressure African Countries Into Signing Trade Deals

Botswana and Namibia are set to lose preferential access to the European Union, which wants African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to sign controversial free trade agreements within two years or face potential loss of market access to the 27-member EU bloc.

Illegal Sanctions Delay Zimbabwe's New Constitution

The constitution-making process in Zimbabwe is being derailed by the existence of the unjustified sanctions imposed on the country by Britain the U.S. and the European Union, a senior Zanu-PF official has said.

Fresh Produce Exporters in Kenya Gain On Strong Euro

Fresh produce exporters to European Union (EU) markets are counting gains as the stronger euro boosted their earnings after it hit record-highs against the shilling.