Africa and the European Union

An assessment of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES)

Authored by: Andrew Sherriff , John Kotsopoulos

Handbook of Africa’s International Relations

Print publication date:  August  2013
Online publication date:  September  2013

Print ISBN: 9781857436334
eBook ISBN: 9780203803929
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203803929-30

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Abstract

The weight of history is never far from the surface of the relationship between Africa and the European Union (EU). Yet in less than a decade the African Union (AU) and EU have sought to forge new ways of working. Central to this evolution is the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES), a bold attempt at broadening the scope of a relationship that since the immediate post-colonial period focused on development aid and trade.

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