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Africa: recommendations for the EU External Investments Plan

Rome – NGOs, enterprises, credit institutes, mass media players and those who care about Africa, have recently met in Rome for a workshop promoted by Link 2007. The agenda was dominated by discussions over the opportunities of an investments plan and those elements useful for the definition and implementation of a coordinated Italian strategy and precise communication scheme. The attendees come up with the following proposals for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council. continue reading »

What Trump means for Africa

Donald Trump is the next president of the United States of America, the world’s most powerful country, and no corner of the globe will be immune from the consequences. As crazy as it might seem, this is no time for schadenfreude: his election is bad news – very bad news – for Africa too.

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The majority of African migrants move between countries on the continent

Immigration to the West accounts for less than 50% of all global migration according to data from the United Nations. Most people move from one non-Western country to another, yet their stories are rarely told. Journalism about immigration focuses overwhelmingly on those coming to North America and Western Europe, even though individuals who move within the Global South make up the majority of refugees and migrants.

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State of Rapture – How the craziest day in South Africa history unfolded

Protesters in South Africa have called for President Jacob Zuma to resign after the release of a report that found “possible evidence of corruption” at top government levels. Afronline’s shares the commentary of Richard Poplak, Senior writer at The Daily Maverick.

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Is the EU’s migration partnership approach with African countries balanced?

Brussels – The implementation of the Valletta Action Plan and the EU Migration Compact for cooperation on migration with African countries are not perceived as balanced or as being conducted in a spirit of true partnership by all parties, writes ECDPM’s experts. This risks undermining the EU’s image as partner in the area of migration and development and may undermine principles of good donorship.

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Why Nkurunziza, Kagame won’t kiss and make up

So, is Burundi still a member of the East African Community? And when will President Pierre Nkurunziza stop “hiding” and show up an EAC summit? Even President Salva Kiir, who presides over the wreckage that South Sudan has become over the past two years, turns up, with his polygamous lieutenants in tow.

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