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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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The Week of 17 – 24 November 2017

Report: Uganda
Commentary: Global
Interviews: Zimbabwe, Cameroon
Quotes: Zimbabwe, Nigeria
Careers: Tbilisi, Dakar, Washington/New York, Brussels, London, Nairobi

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The Week of 10 – 17 November 2017

Newly-Translated Report: Central African Republic
Commentary: Zimbabwe, UN Peacekeepers, Central African Republic, International Criminal Court
Interviews: Zimbabwe, Cameroon
Upcoming Event: Europe and its Neighbourhood 2017 – Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in the 21st Century
Quotes: Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Kenya
Careers: Tbilisi, Dakar, Washington/New York, Brussels, London, Nairobi

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The Week of 3 – 10 November 2017


Commentary: Cameroon
Interviews: Cameroon, DR Congo
Upcoming Events: Beyond Crisis: Identifying Top Priorities in North Africa for 2018, Europe and its Neighbourhood 2017 – Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in the 21st Century
Quotes: Zimbabwe, Algeria
Careers: Tbilisi, Dakar, Washington/New York, Brussels, London, Nairobi

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ACP-EU relations beyond 2020: Engaging the future or perpetuating the past?

In September 2018, negotiations are due to start between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States as to what should organise their relations after the expiration of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA). The EU’s draft negotiation position is currently under preparation and builds on the 22 November 2016 Joint Communication in which DEVCO and EEAS unveiled a preferred option for the future.

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