AU proposes $ 278 m budget for summit

The major part of AU's budget is covered by its partners/photo/ReutersThe African Union (AU) Commission has budgeted $ 278.2 million for this week's Heads of State and government summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, representing a 1.5 percent increase from last year.

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Ghana seeks EPA deal despite ECOWAS stance

Ghana is likely to follow Cote d'Ivoire by signing the full Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), a cabinet minister has said.

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EPA for survival: Ghanaian farmers seek EU access

Pineapple and banana exporters in Ghana have attributed their continued survival to the signing of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with their government four years ago.

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EU/Southern Africa: Endgame nears in EPA trade negotiations

African countries have been reluctant to sign the European Union's EPAs, which target six regional groups of former European colonies/Photo/ReutersTrade negotiations between the European Union and Southern African countries to create regional Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are picking up pace.

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New cuts to US agriculture subsidies unlikely to benefit African farmers, says US Trade Rep

In a Q&A with TheAfricaReport.com ahead of this week’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) summit in Lusaka, Zambia, Ambassador Ron Kirk, US Trade Representative said African farmers need more than just cuts to US agriculture subsidies.

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Country Profile: TANZANIA

Flag TanzaniaKikwete looking for legacy
Opposition parties earned their bestever scores in the October presidential elections, but President Kikwete and the ruling CCMwill still rule unchallenged until the next polls in five years’ time.

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Cameroon vs Netherlands - Development Scorecard

Cameroon need at least a draw against the Netherlands to restore their dignity before they fly home from the World Cup. Off the field, they need an end to the EU's agricultural subsidies

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