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Leaving the beaten track? The EU regulation on conflict minerals

By Jeroen Cuvelier (25-04-2017)

In Africa Policy Briefs

Since the end of the 1990s, natural resources have gathered growing attention as part of efforts to resolve enduring armed conflict in Africa’s Great Lakes region. This policy brief discusses the drafting process of the EU regulation on conflict minerals and argues that is especially important from a symbolic point of view. read more…

Building (regional) bridges for transitional justice

By Stephan Parmentier, Valérie Arnould (20-04-2017)

In Africa Policy Briefs

This brief is a summary report of the expert roundtable on ‘Exploring Opportunities for Enhanced EU-AU Cooperation in Promoting Transitional Justice’ held in Brussels on 28 September 2016. This event was jointly organised by the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations, the Leuven Institute of Criminology (Catholic University of Leuven), and read more…

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

President Trump’s Africa Policy

Brown Bag Lunch meeting from 12:30-14:00

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele writer, foreign policy analyst, independent journalist and professorial lecturer in African Studies at Johns Hopkins University will speak about President Trumps Africa policy. The election of Donald John Trump to the presidency of the United States read more…

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

FGS 2.0: challenges and scenarios for the new Somali government

Brown bag lunch meeting from 12.30-14.00

The Egmont Institute has the pleasure to invite you to a brown bag lunch meeting on 28 March on Somalia with Tobias Hagmann, Associate Professor at Roskilde University, Research Associate at the University of Zurich and fellow at the Rift Valley Institute. He will speak about the challenges for the newly elected Somali President Mohameed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’. read more…

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Africa’s international relations: Between foreign actors and external projection


The workshop will bring together experts on Africa’s international relations alongside EU and Belgian officials to explore what long-term trends are likely to mark the position of Africa in the world. read more…

Three blows for the Kenyatta government

By Jean-Christophe Hoste (02-02-2017)

In Commentaries

It was not a good week for the Kenyatta government. Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed’s campaign for the African Union Commission Chair did not pay off, Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) failed to withstand another Al-Shabaab attack, and corruption has risen despite policies that promised the contrary. read more…

Friday, 16 December 2016

Ethiopia’s inflection point: drivers of protest and authoritarian options

Brown bag lunch meeting from 12.30-14.00

The Egmont Institute has the pleasure to invite you to a brown bag lunch meeting on 16 December on Ethiopia with Jason Mosley Research Associate at Chatham House and Oxford University.

Waves of popular protests during the last year have produced what may be the most significant challenge the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) read more…

Africa Uprising? The protests, the drivers, the outcomes

By Aleksandra Tor, Alice Vervaeke, Valérie Arnould (05-12-2016)

In Other publications

The number of popular protests in Africa has increased significantly since the mid-2000s, reaching its peak in recent years. To what extent can this surge challenge sitting governments or even be the harbinger of broader social and political change on the continent? read more…

The slow demise of the ANC: Political change, economic decline, and state of corruption in South Africa

By Robert Besseling (01-12-2016)

In Africa Policy Briefs

The primary consequence of South Africa’s August municipal elections has been the relegation of the once-dominant ANC party to a predominantly rural party that holds onto power through alliances with traditional leaders in rural locations.  read more…

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Beyond the framework of stability : The government of Inter-War in Chad

Brown Bag Lunch from 12.30-14.00

Marielle Debos, Associate Professor in Political Science at University Paris Ouest Nanterre, will present the findings from her research on violence and state formation in Chad. read more…