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III. African-European Relations

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The sharp contrast between economic growth in Africa and Europe's struggles with the euro crisis and banking sector liquidity did not escape many African observers. Some Africans may even have felt a sense of Schadenfreude at the challenges faced by former colonial powers. Perhaps in response to this, several European Union (EU) delegations across the African continent used the occasion of Europe Day (9 May) to organise events to raise awareness and visibility for EU projects and let Africans know more about the happy side of life in Europe. Africa's interconnection with Europe was further stressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which said in October that Europe's woes were preventing Africa from experiencing even greater economic growth than the Fund's 5% forecast for the continent.

Keywords: African-European Relations; European Union (EU) Mission



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