The European Business Council for Africa

On 30 July 2018, the Council extended the mandate of the EU military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) by two years, i.e. until 19 September 2020. The Council also modified the mandate of the mission to enable it to give strategic advice not only to the Ministry of Defence, military staff and the armed forces, but also to the President's cabinet, and to allow it to provide advice on civil-military cooperation, including to the Ministry of the Interior and the gendarmerie.

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The Week of 20 – 27 July 2018

Report: Nigeria
Our Journeys: Cameroon
Commentary: Zimbabwe, China/Pakistan
Newly Translated: China/Pakistan, Israel/Palestine, Korean peninsula
The Iran-U.S. Trigger List: Israel
Interviews: Nigeria, Israel/Syria, Iraq/Syria
Videos: Emma Bonino, Cheryl Carolus
Upcoming Event: In Pursuit of Peace
Crisis Group in the News: Iran/U.S., Mali, Israel/Palestine, North Korea/U.S., Zimbabwe, U.S./Israel, Afghanistan
Careers: Brussels, New York, Bogotá, North America

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The Week of 13 – 20 July 2018


Watch List: Watch List 2018 – Second Update
Report: Afghanistan
Briefing: Israel/Palestine
Our Journeys: Eastern Neighbourhood
Newly Translated: Abkhazia/South Ossetia
Commentary: Philippines, Ukraine, Yemen
Interviews: Gender, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Russia/Turkey, Iran/EU
Upcoming Events: In Pursuit of Peace, Verifying North Korean Denuclearization: Where Do We Go from Here?
Quotes: Iraq, U.S./Russia, Russia/Syria, Israel/Palestine
Careers: Brussels, New York, Bogotá

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The Week of 6 – 13 July 2018

Report: Colombia
Commentary: Syria, Russia/U.S., Mexico
Media Release: Welcoming New Members to Board of Trustees
Interviews: Russia/U.S., Venezuela, Central America, Israel/Syria
Upcoming Events: In Pursuit of Peace
In the News: U.S., Iran, Russia/Israel, Cameroon, Yemen, Venezuela, Israel/Palestine, China
Careers: Brussels, New York, Ukraine, Bogotá, North East Asia

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The Week of 29 June – 6 July 2018

CrisisWatch: June 2018 Edition, Global Overview
Report: Russia
Statement: South Sudan
Commentary: Russia/North Caucasus, Syria/Israel, Yemen/U.S., Syria
Interview: Yemen
Upcoming Event: In Pursuit of Peace
In the News: Mexico, U.S., Korean Peninsula/China, Israel/Syria, Turkey, Cameroon, Georgia, Colombia, Syria
Careers: Brussels, New York, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine, Bogotá, West Africa, North East Asia

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31. July 2018 - Does Africa need more tech hubs?

30. July 2018 - ‘New’ Zimbabwe, old habits

27. July 2018 - Pledges are not investments

26. July 2018 - Africa needs bigger markets

The Week of 22 - 29 June 2018

Reports: Russia/Turkey, China/Pakistan
Briefing: Somaliland/Puntland
New Translations: Yemen, U.S./Korean peninsula
Commentary: Central America, Colombia, Iran/U.S.
Videos: Turkey/Russia, Libya
Interviews: Zimbabwe, Central America, Iran, Africa
Upcoming Event: In Pursuit of Peace
In the News: Syria, U.S., Nigeria, China, Israel/Syria, Afghanistan
Careers: Brussels, New York, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine, Bogotá, Afghanistan, West Africa, North East Asia

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In our last Compass before the summer, we feature the latest issue of our Great Insights magazine, entirely devoted to Brexit.The Brexit edition of our magazine looks beyond this hectic negotiating period and explores what the United Kingdom being outside the EU would mean for international cooperation.In the next couple of days, African Union leaders have an important summit in Mauritania. Now that the ACP countries and the EU have agreed on their respective mandates to negotiate the new agreement that will manage their relationship, the African Union will have to decide whether it wants to represent its own interests at the table.

Understanding illicit financial flows and efforts to combat them in Europe and Africa.

Luckystar Miyandazi and Martin Ronceray analyse the dilemmas that illicit financial flows pose. How can Europe and Africa step up the game in fighting them? Read the paper 

ACP and the African Union in the post-Cotonou negotiations: Survival of the fittest?

The outcome of next week’s summit in Mauritania will tell us more on how the African Union will position itself in the post-Cotonou negotiations. Read the blog

The Week of 15 – 22 June 2018

Conflict Alert: Yemen
Reports: Colombia, Syria
Briefing: Turkey
Newly Translated Briefing: DR Congo
Commentary: Korean Peninsula, Mali/Niger, Syria
Video: South Sudan
Interview: DR Congo
Upcoming Event: In Pursuit of Peace
Crisis Group In The News: Yemen, U.S., Central America, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, El Salvador, Ethiopia/Eritrea
Careers: Brussels, New York, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, West Africa

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