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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Africa’s international relations: Between foreign actors and external projection


The workshop will bring together experts on Africa’s international relations alongside EU and Belgian officials to explore what long-term trends are likely to mark the position of Africa in the world. read more…

Three blows for the Kenyatta government

By Jean-Christophe Hoste (02-02-2017)

In Commentaries

It was not a good week for the Kenyatta government. Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed’s campaign for the African Union Commission Chair did not pay off, Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) failed to withstand another Al-Shabaab attack, and corruption has risen despite policies that promised the contrary. read more…

Friday, 16 December 2016

Ethiopia’s inflection point: drivers of protest and authoritarian options

Brown bag lunch meeting from 12.30-14.00

The Egmont Institute has the pleasure to invite you to a brown bag lunch meeting on 16 December on Ethiopia with Jason Mosley Research Associate at Chatham House and Oxford University.

Waves of popular protests during the last year have produced what may be the most significant challenge the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) read more…

Africa Uprising? The protests, the drivers, the outcomes

By Aleksandra Tor, Alice Vervaeke, Valérie Arnould (05-12-2016)

In Other publications

The number of popular protests in Africa has increased significantly since the mid-2000s, reaching its peak in recent years. To what extent can this surge challenge sitting governments or even be the harbinger of broader social and political change on the continent? read more…

The slow demise of the ANC: Political change, economic decline, and state of corruption in South Africa

By Robert Besseling (01-12-2016)

In Africa Policy Briefs

The primary consequence of South Africa’s August municipal elections has been the relegation of the once-dominant ANC party to a predominantly rural party that holds onto power through alliances with traditional leaders in rural locations.  read more…

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Beyond the framework of stability : The government of Inter-War in Chad

Brown Bag Lunch from 12.30-14.00

Marielle Debos, Associate Professor in Political Science at University Paris Ouest Nanterre, will present the findings from her research on violence and state formation in Chad. read more…

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

When the walking defeats you – One man’s journey as Joseph Kony’s bodyguard

Book launch from 14:00 - 16:00

Ledio Cakaj will discuss his new book « When the Walking Defeats You », on the Lord’s Resistance Army, with Tim Allen and Kristof Titeca. read more…

Friday, 28 October 2016

Boko Haram in Cameroon: recruitment, operation and impact

Brown Bag Lunch from 12:30 - 14:00

Hans de Marie Heungoup, Cameroon analyst with the International Crisis Group, will discuss the findings from recent field research he conducted in Cameroon’s Far North Province looking at the impact of Boko Haram in the country. He will cover the presence and objectives of Boko Haram in Cameroon, how the organisation recruits, re-supplies and the history of its violent encounter with the security forces. He will also consider the impact of read more…

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Exploring opportunities for enhanced EU-AU cooperation on Transitional Justice

Expert Roundtable from 09:00-18:10

Both the European Union and the African Union have expressed a strong commitment to the promotion of transitional justice and the mechanisms associated with it. On 16 November 2015, the Council of the European Union adopted its Policy Framework on Support to Transitional Justice, while read more…

Missing the target: The African Union’s mediating efforts in Burundi

By Yolande Bouka (30-06-2016)

In Africa Policy Briefs

In December 2015, following violent confrontations between the Burundian army and rebel groups, the African Union issued a communiqué to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping mission. read more…