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Virginie Collombier décrypte les enjeux de la chute de Syrte aux mains du maréchal Khalifa Haftar, lundi 6 janvier, en analysant notamment le ralliement des kadhafistes à ce dernier. Le patron de l’Armée nationale libyenne (ANL), activement soutenu par les Emirats arabes unis, l’Egypte et l’Arabie saoudite, mène depuis neuf mois l’assaut contre le gouvernement d’accord national (GAN) de Faïez Sarraj, basé à Tripoli et appuyé de son côté par la Turquie.

The EU-Africa nexus: promise and purpose

Mehari Taddele Maru and Fabrizio Tassinari, 11 December 2019

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If the promise of a holistic partnership between the EU and Africa is to come to fruition, the EU’s priorities concerning the African continent and its fundamental mindset towards it, need radical change. Europe and Africa are naturally bound by geographical proximity, a shared – and often controversial – history, and growing economic and demographic complementarities. But it is these very ties that most often turn out to be a source of division rather than convergence.

Tunisia’s 2019 Elections: Beyond the Islamists vs. Secularists Cleavage

Ester Sigillò and Theo Blanc, 4 December 2019


The 2019 reconfiguration of political actors cannot be understood in terms of the traditional Islamists vs. secularists cleavage. Rather, the electoral results are rooted in the widespread discontent with the ‘governance by consensus’ model prevailing since 2011. 

Tunisia’s transition to democracy has not prevented a wave of violent extremism. Radical jihadist ideas and socioeconomic frustrations are still present in society and must be tackled.

Tunisia's Next Battle

Nedra Cherif, 22 October 2019

Blogpost October 2019 Nedra Cherif

With a new president backed by no partisan structure and a fragmented parliament, the Tunisian political class now faces the challenge to either build a solid ruling coalition or reach a compromise if it wants to avoid an institutional stalemate. While the elections have proved to be a difficult journey, the new battle for the government seems to turn out as complex and unpredictable as the electoral process itself.

Pastoralists: Seasoned to Uncertainity

Michele Nori, 12 September 2019

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Turn on the news, open a newspaper, and ‘crisis’ is the word used to characterise the situation in many domains, such as financial issues, migration, public health, the climate, or political economy. The paradigm of recent times whereby most societal variables were under control is over. Uncertainty increasingly characterises complex and interdependent systems, and is the new prevailing dimension of daily life.

Barriers to Free Movement in Africa: How to Remove Them

Mehari Taddele Maru, 1 August 2019

 Blogpost September 2019 Mehari Maru

While the African Union (AU) has developed ambitious plans for continental free trade it is becoming clear that free movement of people lags behind. This blog identifies six obstacles that impede progress on free movement for people in Africa and considers the prospects for future development.

Why Tunisia Needs a New Generation of Leaders

Nedra Cherif, 25 July 2019

Blogpost July 2019 Nedra Cherif

As Tunisia heads towards its second general election since the fall of the authoritarian regime, filling the generational gap that is pulling an aging ruling elite apart from an increasingly disenchanted youth is becoming crucial in helping to consolidate the country’s young democracy. The 2019 elections could therefore mark a turning point, were the Tunisian political class willing to tackle and address the growing concerns of a generation that is still waiting to reap the fruits of ‘its’ revolution.

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Ajay Bramdeo

May 2019

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Ajay Bramdeo, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations, at the The Migration Policy Centre's Annual Conference,  May 2019.

For the International Day of United Nation Peacekeeping,  Dr. Mehari Taddele Maru, Schuman Fellow, joined an interview panel on Aljazeera to discuss the cost and impact of the UN peacekeepers in Africa.

Building South Sudan

Henry Goodwin, 27 March 2018

Blogpost EUI Times March 2018

'How do you build a country from scratch? That is not a question many people, especially in Europe, ever really think about. For the Henry Goodwin, it’s not just a question: it’s a job description.'

Henry Lochi was part of the first cohort of Young Policy leaders at the School of Transnational Governance. He used this opportunity to reflect on his home country South Sudan as an outsider. 



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