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Archive December 2014

Interview with Francesco Petrelli (Concord Italia): “More coherence is needed among EU Institutions on migration”

The Conclusions on Migration & Development of the 12 December Foreign Affairs Council meeting show greater awareness of the need for a coherent approach at European level and according to Concord Italia* spokesperson Petrelli “this is a positive signal”, as the current approach holds “critical elements of incoherence”.

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An Atlas to help tackle the Sahara-Sahel’s multidimensional challenges

Brussels – The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) held the official launch of the Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel Friday December 19th 2014 at the European Commission.

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Europe Dream Swept Away in Tripoli

Tripoli. It’s easy to spot Saani Bubakar in Tripoli´s old town: always dressed in the distinctive orange jumpsuit of the waste collectors, he pushes his cart through the narrow streets on a routine that has been his for the last three years of his life.

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Can an African language literature prize be inherently Pan-African?

Last month we announced the new Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature at the Ake Arts & Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The prize has the express goal of recognizing writing in African languages and encouraging translation from, between and into African languages.

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Nigeria/Boko Haram: Dear President…

Nigeria’s army is not in a position to defeat Islamist terror group Boko Haram, according to one of the army’s commanding officers stationed in the northeast of the country.

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Historic decisions of the ICTR

Arusha. After 20 years, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is due to close its doors on December 31. Below are some of its landmark decisions.

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