The European Business Council for Africa

 The Week of 5 – 12 January 2018

Report: Tunisia
Media Release: International Crisis Group Appoints Fellow to Study Economics of Conflict
Interviews: Global, 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018, Cameroon
Video: Tunisia
Upcoming Events: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
Quotes: Zimbabwe
Careers: New York, Washington

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The Weeks of 22 December 2017 – 5 January 2018

Media Releases: President & CEO Robert Malley
CrisisWatch: December 2017
Future Flashpoints: The Sahel, DR Congo
Event: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
Interviews: Zimbabwe
Quotes: Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Cameroon, Israel/Palestine, Mexico, Turkey, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Libya
Careers: Remote Jobs, New York, Brussels, Washington

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The Week of 15 – 22 December 2017

Statement: Cameroon
Briefing: Zimbabwe
Commentary: Libya, International Criminal Court
Quotes: South Sudan
Careers: Remote Job, Brussels, Washington

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Organising the next EU budget for external action - A "single" instrument?

In our last Compass before the end of the year, we have an insight on the dynamics of the next EU budget negotiations for foreign policy and development cooperation. It will be a game of three-dimensional chess: different players have different ideas and demands. Mariella Di Ciommo, Andrew Sherriff and Jean Bossuyt looked at the negotiating approaches and potential scenarios for a game where checkmate is not an option.

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The Week of 8 – 15  December 2017

Reports: G5 Sahel
Commentary: Uganda
Video: Europe
Announcement: Make a Donation to Crisis Group
Quotes: Zimbabwe, Nigeria
Careers: Brussels, Washington

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Women and mediation in Africa under the APSA and the AGA

Plenty of official meetings this week: the Foreign Affairs Council, the WTO ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires and the European Council just to mention a few. But there is another important gathering that we would like to focus on: the first-ever General Assembly meeting of the African Union’s Pan-African Network of Women Mediators, taking place in Algeria tomorrow. Why?

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The Week of 1 – 8 December 2017

Reports: DR Congo
Commentary: African Union and European Union
Interviews: Sudan, DR Congo
Quotes: Sudan, Cameroon, DR Congo
Careers: Washington

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The political economy of 17 African regional organisations according to PEDRO

This week ecdpm can finally share a major piece of work that we have been working on for quite some time. It is called PEDRO - not a Spanish name, but the acronym of ‘Political Economy Dynamics of Regional Organisations’ in Africa. We have studied the traction of 17 regional organisations, summarised the key findings and created a beautiful interactive map to help navigate through it all.

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The Week of 24 November – 1 December 2017

Commentary: African Union and European Union
Interviews: DR Congo, Zimbabwe
Video: DR Congo, African Union and European Union
In Memoriam: Surin Pitsuwan
Quotes: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Egypt
Careers: Washington, New York

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