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?
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
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
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
Recently, a new round of peace talks between belligerent players of South Sudan has started in Addis Ababa, pending rebel leader Riek Machar’s visit to Juba next week. This consultation takes place after the peace agreement Riek Machar and South Sudan president Salva Kiir signed last August, in an attempt to end the almost two … More South Sudan: despite agreements, peace may be put at serious risk
After the civil war that erupted in 2013, and despite the French-led operation Sangaris and the African intervention (MISCA – later MINUSCA under UN authority) during December of the same year, the Central African Republic (CAR) seems to be in an impasse. As recent events have showed us, violence is still occasionally breaking out in … More CAR: the stalemate of the reconciliation process
Boko Haram attacks have sadly became commonplace in States surrounding the Lake Chad. Anew, eleven Chadian soldiers died on September 6 under the assault on their position by Boko Haram fighters. Two days before, the group launched another attack in the Nigerian city of Diffa, killing five civilians and a soldier. What assessment can be … More Tackling Boko Haram threat