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December 10, 2007

EU-Africa trade summit in Lisbon ends badly, bitterly.

Lots of coverage on this today but see Edinburgh-based The Scotsman, one of the oldest papers in the UK:

Mugabe Rallies Africa Against Europe As talks End In Disarray

LISBON - Africa and Europe's first summit in seven years ended in disarray yesterday, with no agreement on the key issue of trade and a defiant Robert Mugabe telling Africa to "fight the arrogance" of European countries opposed to his regime in Zimbabwe.

The two-day summit in Lisbon did agree an action plan and a promise to meet again in 2010, but the world's largest trading bloc and its poorest continent remained bitterly divided over how to replace current economic agreements. [more]

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at December 10, 2007 11:58 PM


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