Will/should the EU do militarily something more in Africa?

While talking about EU defence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but also many others, said Europe had a keen interest in stabilizing Africa: As Europeans, we want a coordinated approach there. But should the EU, Europeans really step up the military role in Africa, military wise what can we realistically do in Africa? Read few comments. Continue reading

Cape Verde as a model of African democracy?

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Luis Filipe Tavares, Foreign Minister of Cape Verde recently visited Slovakia. (R) Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit: http://www.mzv.sk

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Conflict. Famine. South Sudan’s sad story and (perhaps) what to do

It seems that at this moment South Sudan is pretty sad story. Following several years of instability parts of the country now experienced a famine. What went wrong in your opinion and how the local actors and broader international community should react on this situation? Read few comments.

Children in Juba in a bit better times. From my visit in 2011. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Children in Juba in a bit better times. From my visit in 2011. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Valletta Summit: Can EU and Africa find common ground regarding refugee crisis?

As EU meets African countries at Valletta summit, in general it seems both sides have some different agenda. The EU wants to find the way how to keep potential migrants home, African countries wanna find more legal ways for them to go to Europe. In your opinion, where do you see some common ground for both sides and what should be the EU’s approach? Read few comments.

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Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia. What’s on his agenda

As US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia the usual topics are on the table: trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, and democracy and human rights. From your point of view, what should be Obama’s focus, what countries like Kenya or Ethiopia need from the US? Read few comments.

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Kenya’s economy and development aid

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Oil exploration in Turkana Water Project in Turkana, Kenya. is supported also by Slovakia via development aid. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Oil exploration in Turkana Water Project in Turkana, Kenya. is supported also by Slovakia via development aid. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Kenya’s oil curse?

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Oil exploration in Turkana, Kenya. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Oil exploration in Turkana, Kenya. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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