What underlies the EU cooperation with Sudan?

Since the migrants’ crisis has erupted, several civil society organisations and associations engaged in the protection of human rights have felt concerned by the EU migration policy. The will to close external borders and to prevent people from reaching the Southern countries’ coasts led asylum seekers and migrants to borrow even more dangerous ways, sometimes … More What underlies the EU cooperation with Sudan?

Gabon’s contested elections

Without surprise, the presidential elections’ results in Gabon, announced on 31st August and making Ali Bongo the winner, are controversial and denounced by the opposition. Yet, since the proclamation of the outgoing President’s victory, violent demonstrations have broken out across the country. Despite Ban Ki-moon’s congratulations during the holding of the presidential election in Gabon … More Gabon’s contested elections

The closing of Dadaab refugee camp

Refugee camps are – at least in theory ­– a place set up to respond to an emergency situation. But as numerous conflicts showed us, the return of refugees to their respective countries tends to be hampered for several reasons, making these camps more permanent than what they were initially supposed to be. Symbolizing contemporary conflicts, refugees have … More The closing of Dadaab refugee camp

African Union is deploying efforts to bring peace in Burundi

Last Thursday and Friday, a delegation made of five African Heads of State and of governments met in Bujumbura to discuss the ongoing crisis “with all key stakeholders”. Following UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attempt to reach a consensus between President Nkurunziza and political opposition, the delegation aims at deploying an African military mission – despite … More African Union is deploying efforts to bring peace in Burundi

What to expect from Zimbabwe this year?

Many issues will affect Africa this year. First of all, the Burundian crisis is far from being solved, one can still see human rights violations occurring across the country. Second, numerous Presidential elections will take place on the continent (DRC, Uganda, Ghana, Niger, Chad, and many others) – some of which being expected with worry. … More What to expect from Zimbabwe this year?

Libya, between internecine fights and hopes for peace restoration

Next December 16, representatives of both rival Parliaments in Libya are expected to sign the UN-backed agreement. This aims to set up a unity government and therefore put to an end the political crisis in which the country is delved into for four years now. Many hopes, especially from the international community, have been raised concerning … More Libya, between internecine fights and hopes for peace restoration