On a recent visit to Senegal for the Spring School on Media and Migration workshop, Anthony Akaeze, senior associate editor, spoke with Stephan Roken, German Ambassador to Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde.
The feeling was odd. Standing like many others inside the port that morning, I reflected on what might have been, Read more
Many Portuguese leave their country for Angola or Mozambique in the search for employment. They are either denied visa or Read more
At the end of the year 2016 there were elections in Ghana and Gambia. The Ghanaians have again managed to Read more
For years, negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and the ACP nations (Africa, Caribbean, Paciﬁc) have been stalled. According to the EU, EPAs should promote the economic development of these countries and help lift people from poverty.
The year 2017 ended with very disturbing news as reports of slave markets in Libya shocked the world, and many Read more
There has been a surge in international migration in recent years, reaching a total of 244 million individuals in 2015. Read more
FOLLONICA, Italy, Nov 9 2017 (IPS) – As countless refugees arriving on Italy’s shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.
As budget cuts pushed humanitarian organizations to reduce food provisions for able-bodied men in eastern DRC, a man displaced by the armed conflicts started a mobile phone charging cabin to make ends meet.
It is easy to claim that Western attempts to export or promote democracy have failed to initiate genuine democratic reform. Read more
To grow their economies, the primary producers of migrants must figure out how to step up the chain onto the Read more
During the colonial era Africans were taught that blackness was without value and only “white” signiﬁed quality. This was just Read more
Perhaps there has been a change of heart and those things not “typically German” are now not automatically bad or Read more
Africa’s governments had not taken the necessary time to allay the deleterious eﬀects of colonialism. The violence, hatred, humiliation, exploitation Read more