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  • This is the sixth summit of European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) Heads of State and government
  • Africa wants a waiver of patents on Covid-19 vaccines a move that will allow the continent to manufacture at affordable rates
  • Last year, some 68 EU and African foreign ministers held talks in Kigali, Rwanda

Many African leaders are boycotting the Africa-Europe summit over what they claim is hoarding of vaccines and production technology by European companies.

Today marks a major step in Europe-Africa relations as Heads of State from both continents meet in Brussels, as France President Emmanuel Macron put it to “completely overhaul EU-Africa relations.”

 

This is the sixth summit of European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) Heads of State and government that is being held as of 17-18 February.

The French leader envisions prospects of “…reforging an economic and financial New Deal with Africa” as the basis …