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CFP- AEGIS CRG Politics and International Relations Workshop: Non-Western Actors in Africa

AEGIS CRG African Politics and International Relations Workshop ‘Non-Western Actors in Africa: Interests, Conflicts and Agency’ Hamburg, 11 June 2020 (Deadline for abstracts: 24 February 2020) The Collaborative Research Group (CRG) African Politics and International Relations of the AfricaEurope Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS), in collaboration with GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies), is calling for proposals for a one-day workshop on ‘Non-Western Actors in Africa: Interests, Conflicts and Agency’. The workshop will be held on 11 June 2020 at the GIGA premises in Hamburg and is co-sponsored by AEGIS and GIGA. In the workshop we seek to explore recent cases of non-western actors reviving and/or expanding their engagement in Africa. Some recent examples include: the Russia-Africa summit taking place in Sochi, Turkish companies building railways in Tanzania or Saudi Arabian making land deals in Ethiopia. While China’s activities on the continent received much press and scholarly attention in the last years, analysis of the aims and operations of other non-Western actors in Africa – and the consequences (local, national, regional, global) of their increased presence – is still scarce. Notably, the expansion of these actors takes place in a context of a global shift in the balance […]

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Opération Barkhane : “Il s’agit de maintenir la violence à un niveau tolérable”, explique Michel Goya

L’historien militaire et ancien colonel Michel Goya analyse le sens de l’engagement des soldats français dans l’opération Barkhane au Mali, alors qu’un hommage national sera rendu lundi 2 décembre aux treize militaires tués dans la collision de deux hélicoptères lors d’une opération de combat. “Je suis persuadé que ce que nous faisons est utile, bien et nécessaire“, a soutenu ce mercredi 27 novembre, à l’antenne de France Inter, le chef d’état-major des armées, François Lecointre, à propos de l’opération Barkhane dans le Sahel. Ce, alors que lundi soir, 13 des 4.500 soldats engagés par la France au Mali sont morts dans la collision de deux hélicoptères lors d’une mission de combat contre des djihadistes. Michel Goya, historien militaire et ancien colonel des troupes de marine, auteur de Sous le feu – La mort comme hypothèse de travail -, analyse le sens de l’engagement de nos soldats dans ce conflit. Read more on Marianne Sent by Edouard Bustin

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