Themes Archives: European Union

Human Rights, Rule of Law & Democracy 2014 Annual Report

Key Findings and Recommendations   The successful adoption of the new constitution in 2013 represented both an important achievement for political cooperation in Zimbabwe, as well as constituting a significant step toward the realization of a functioning human rights framework. The human rights situation remained relatively stable throughout 2014, with a significant improvement on previous [...]

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EU-Africa Summit 2014

The 4th EU-Africa Summit brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents. In the summit declaration, leaders highlighted the close nature of EU-Africa relations and the shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, [...]

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Portugal re-ignites debate on Zimbabwe ahead of the Africa-EU Summit

The Forum recently had an extensive interview with the Portuguese’s leading Daily ‘Publico’ on the sidelines of the Portuguese civil Society preparatory Conference to articulate the Portuguese position ahead of the Africa-EU Summit. The interview with the Publico (in Portuguese) focused on the developments in Zimbabwe since the elections and their implications on democratic development [...]

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The Forum’s Side Event at the JPA in France

The forthcoming Africa-EU and Africa-U.S summits in April and August 2014 respectively should provide the EU and the U.S with an opportunity to reflect on their respective relationships with Africa. The EU in particular is not only providing the bulk of financial aid to African states, but also financially supporting blocs like SADC and the [...]

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Portugal Conference ahead of the Africa-EU 2014 Summit

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum will be participating in the Portugal civil society conference, which follows up of the Africa Europe Joint Strategy Civil Society Forum Summit in Brussels in November 2013. The conference comes ahead of the Africa-EU Heads of State Summit on 1-2 April in Belgium, and at a time when there [...]

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