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  • What Might Macron As New French President Mean For Africa?

    FRANCE, 2017/07/09 On 7 May 2017, the French people spoke and elected Emmanuel Macron as their next President of the Republic. Gathering 66.06% of the votes against 33.94% for his opponent Marine Le Pen from the far-right Front National, this second round concludes an unprecedented presidential race in several respects. Beyond the victory of a newcomer in French politics, these elections marked a harsh side-lining of the two major parties – the Parti Socialiste and Les Républicains – inclunding the significant rise of populist movements. While France faces a drastically altered political landscape, this election as well matters for Africa.
  • Kenya and the European Union strengthen their partnership

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2016/12/23 In the presence of the President, Commissioner Mimica and Kenya's Cabinet Secretary to the National Treasury Henry Rotich signed three major Financing Agreements to provide more than 10 billion shillings worth of European Union funding to support Kenya's agricultural small-holdings, water infrastructure, and legal empowerment and aid European Commissioner Neven Mimica and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta met today to discuss enhancing the international partnership between Kenya and European Union. They welcomed the political dialogue between Kenyan decision-makers and European Union diplomats over the completed year, which has seen the two sides engage in constructive and extensive discussion of complex and sensitive political issues. The President and the Commissioner considered that the resultant trust and goodwill should enable Kenya-EU relations to be scaled up further, inclunding inter alia in working together to strengthen regional security and stability and to help create additional jobs for Kenya's youth.