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Community Conversations in Ethiopia Prevents Exploitative Migration

Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi’s two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.

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Who Pays for Peace in Africa?

Brussels – Who pays for peace and security operations in Africa? This is a question that has kept policy makers and the international peace and security community in Africa busy for a long time.  And it still does. In January 2016, the African Union (AU) appointed a high-level panel headed by Dr. Donald Kaberuka to develop a mechanism of sustainable, predictable and flexible funding for peace and security in Africa, and in particular for peace support operations. Analysis by Sophie Desmidt (ECDPM) and Tarila Marclint Ebiede (University of Leuven).

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Africa: Why Western Economists Get It Wrong

Development economics as a field of study was formally launched in the 1950s by the Afro-Caribbean economist Arthur Lewis who, out of necessity, wanted to understand how his own country, Saint Lucia, could transform from an agro-based economy into a modern industrial state (later, in 1979, Lewis was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for this work, the only black person to have won the prize to date). continue reading »

Stories of Hope from a Cameroon Refugee Camp

To the world they are known as “refugees”. Nameless, faceless, all the same. But each of them have a different story to tell, of their lives, who they lost, and how they got here. Fleeing from the devastating conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), today they are rebuilding their lives, one day at a time, in a camp in Cameroon. UN Women supports economic and social rehabilitation to some 6,250 vulnerable women and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence there. These are some of their stories.

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DR Congo in crisis: Can Kabila trust his own army?

Sep21

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is in the midst of a protracted political crisis as President Joseph Kabila manoeuvres to stay in power past the end of his second term, which expires this December. Kabila’s undemocratic machinations – most notably le glissement (‘slippage’) or delaying of elections due to “logistical” issues – have drawn the ire of much of the population with frequent protests and strikes rocking the country since early 2015.

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Interview with Marc Kaboré (President of Burkina Faso): “The EU must walk the talk on migration”

New York (UN Headquarters) – On the sidelines of the UN summit on migration, Burkina Faso’s President, Roch Marc Kaboré, gave his views on the external investment plan for Africa and neighbourhood countries presented last week by the European Commission, which aims to boost the private sector and employment, thus contributing to the SDG’ achievement and tackling the root causes of migration to Europe. “The EU has put forward an attractive plan but we need to see action rather than words. Africa must be listened to,” President Kaboré told Afronline.org

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