Europe and Africa

by Developed Africa 15. April 2014 09:00

Last week saw the EU and Africa grow closer together, as a summit in Brussels promised closer co-operation.

Many things needed to be discussed at the summit, including the ongoing struggle in the Central African Republic. And despite big steps on the part of China and Japan in investing in Africa, the EU is still the continent's largest development and trading partner.

The EU and its 28 member states are the alrgest donors of development assistance to Africa, spending over 18.5 billion euros in 2012 alone."

There was slight tension leading up to the summit as President Zuma of Zimbabwe tried to call for a boycott, which failed, as 48 African nations attended the summit.

This video from EuroNews reflects on the events of the summit:

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