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Council of the EU: Council approves EU-UK agreement on fishing opportunities

Today the Council approved the agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom on fishing opportunities for 2021 and, for deep-sea stocks, for 2021 and 2022. This agreement is the result of several rounds of consultations between the EU and the UK over the last five months. Amongst other provisions, it sets out the total allowable catches (TAC) for 75 shared fish stocks and a number of deep-sea stocks and provides clarity on access limits for non-quota species.

Flash! U.S.-EU Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Emergency in Tigray

Office of the U.S. Agency for International Development
Press Release
Seven months into the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, human rights atrocities and the full-blown humanitarian crisis are alarming, currently pushing 400,000 innocent people to the brink of famine and loss of life. This must be addressed immediately. We do well to remember the 1980s famine in Ethiopia, which led to an estimated one million deaths, many as a result of food assistance being blocked.
 

IntelBox Mentors Nigerian Children on Robotics, Coding

IntelBox Mentors Nigerian Children on Robotics, Coding     A Nigerian technology firm, IntelBox Solutions, is mentoring over 20 young children on Coding and Robotics, as part of harnessing their creative talent on various aspects of computer programming. The infant tech company also revealed that it is targeting Nigerian universities, offering technology-related courses to bridge […]

DRPC Calls For Stronger Commitment In Fighting Gender-Based Violence In West Africa

DRPC Calls For Stronger Commitment In Fighting Gender-Based Violence In West Africa       To build capacities of NGOs in Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal With the support of the Ford Foundation, the development Research and Projects Center has called on the federal and state governments to redouble their commitments in fighting Gender-based violence in […]

Fulani are not the Problem of Nigeria- An Igbo Woman’s Perspective, by Chisom Omeokachie

Fulani are not the Problem of Nigeria- An Igbo Woman’s Perspective, by Chisom Omeokachie     Before our dear Government bans opinion writing and blogging in Nigeria, a beautifully written piece titled “One-Sided Report on Igbos: A Fulani Woman’s Dilemma,” by Zubaida Baba Ibrahim, caught my attention and I couldn’t resist responding to it swiftly. […]

Russia: Speech on behalf of the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP debate

Grazie Presidente!
Honourable Members [of the European Parliament],
The European Union has a longstanding and clear position on Russia’s “foreign agent” law. The legislation goes against human rights and commitments, which Russia has assumed under European and international human rights law, including the European Convention on Human Rights of the Council of Europe.
Russia’s list of “undesirable organisations” is growing, including European NGOs. This leaves Russian civil society activists and knowledgeable and engaged experts and partners more isolated.

Nigeria Sells Idle Electricity To Four Countries

Nigeria Sells Idle Electricity To Four Countries The Chairman of the Executive Board of the West African Power Pool, Sule Abdulaziz, said Niger, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso are collaborating to buy the unutilised power produced in Nigeria. Abdulaziz, who is also the acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, said the four […]