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Global CSOs rally to defend AREI from France-led ‘hijack’

Seyni Nafo

Over 100 international civil society groups on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Bonn, Germany launched a statement in solidarity with their African counterparts who are concerned about the role of France and the European Commission in undermining the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). The statement asserts that France and the European Commission abused their position as donors to rush through the endorsement of 19 ...

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Women activists reject EU’s interference in Africa energy scheme


African women civil society operatives have rejected the European Union’s “unnecessary meddling” in the Africa’s Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI). In a statement made available to EnviroNews on Saturday, April 8 2017, the activists expressed concern at “the manner in which some European countries, France in particular, influenced some African leaders to hastily approve projects without having a transparent process with ...

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African CSOs to Europe: Don’t hijack our renewable energy

Mithika Mwenda

Almost 200 African civil society organisations on Thursday, April 6, 2017 condemn what they perceive as European manipulation and compromising of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a transformative, Africa-owned and Africa-led inclusive effort to accelerate and scale up the harnessing of the continent’s huge renewable energy potential. Tensions appear to have erupted over the actions of France and the ...

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African civil society flays bid to ‘hijack’ renewable energy initiative


The African civil society has expressed reservations regarding what it terms efforts by the European Union and France to takeover the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a supposed African-owned and African-led initiative that was endorsed by all 55 African Heads of State to scale up renewable energy on the energy-starved continent. The AREI was launched by the African governments with ...

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