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Emmanuel Lubanzadio, an Atlantic Young leader working for Twitter

Sabine Cessou | Posted : February 20, 2020

This young German man with Congolese origins, educated in Germany, the United States and the Netherlands, has roots on three continents. He’s not only the epitomy of an Atlantic young leader – the way the Policy Center for the New South defines them – but now also a member of the 2019 ADEL cohort Alumni.

Climate Change: Three Reasons for Central Banks to Engage

Otaviano Canuto | Posted : February 17, 2020

Artificial Intelligence, The Global South Looking For A Place in The World New Order

Amilcar Romero* | Posted : February 11, 2020

As founder & president at the Ankawa International – The Ankawa Global Group, I had the privilege to represent twice, in the field of new technologies, my organization during the last two Paris Peace Forum (2018-2019), as a leading organization from the global south (Peru).

The Evidence is Indisputable: An Opinion on Internet’s Energy Footprint

Helmut Sorge | Posted : February 05, 2020

I am pleading guilty. The evidence is indisputable, and denial a waste of time. I am using a weapon of mass destruction and threatening the future of our planet. I am killing life, a premeditated act. I   just have one excuse and four billion accomplices. I am an addict - a   polluter.  I use the internet.

My take Away from the Paris Peace Forum Session: Global Problem – Local Approaches to Prevent Extremism

Seleman Yusuph Kitenge* | Posted : February 03, 2020

In November 2019, as a veteran peace advocate, I had a rare opportunity to be invited to attend the 2nd Paris Peace Forum in France through the nomination of the Policy Center for the New South. This gathering was of high paramount for me considering my role as a peace advocate but also as a former member of the National Working Group in Prevention of Violent Extremism in Tanzania. As an invited guest I did not want to be part of every agenda of the forum so instead, I targeted specific sessions which I thought would add value to my work and that was a session covering the topic, “ Global Problem: Local Approaches to Prevent Violent Extremisms.“.  The interesting part of this panel discussion was the fact that it featured young peacebuilders who are engaging at the grassroots level such as Mr. Jeppe Albers – Director of Nordic Safe Cities Network (Denmark), Mr. Tendai Mtana – Advisor of City Diplomacy in Mombasa (Kenya), Ms. Fauziya Abdi Ali – President of Women in International Security (Kenya) and Ms. Nuria Karakulova – Project Coordinator of Search for Common Ground (Kyrgyzstan).

Guinée : le projet de réforme de la Constitution suscite la controverse

Oumnia Boutaleb | Posted : January 27, 2020

« Evitez toujours les dérapages vers les chemins interdits en démocratie et en bonne gouvernance. Gardez-vous de succomber à la mélodie des sirènes révisionnistes, car si le peuple de Guinée vous a donné et renouvelé sa confiance, il demeure cependant légitimement vigilant. »1. Ces propos sont extraits de la déclaration prononcée, en 2015, par Kèlèfa Sall, alors président de la Cour constitutionnelle, à l’occasion de l’investiture du président Alpha Condé au titre de son second mandat. Trois ans, plus tard, le même Kèlèfa Sall est démis de ses fonctions par décret présidentiel. Alpha Condé, au pouvoir depuis bientôt dix ans, serait, selon l’opposition, tenté par un mandat supplémentaire. Le 19 décembre 2019, après des mois d’incertitude quant à ses intentions, jamais entièrement confirmées par l’entourage du président, Alpha Condé annonce officiellement l’approbation, par l’Assemblée nationale et la Cour constitutionnelle, d’un projet de nouvelle Constitution. Ce projet de loi fondamentale sera prochainement soumis au référendum. L’histoire constitutionnelle guinéenne est plus compliquée qu’il n’y parait et justifie les divergences actuelles.

Le leadership des femmes garant de la paix

Patricia Ahanda* | Posted : January 24, 2020

C’est l’image d’une femme qui s’élève au milieu de la foule et s’exprime pour demander la paix, pour appeler à la fin des violences et des conflits. C’est une image qui a fait le tour du monde, une image devenue virale, prise ici ou ailleurs, du Soudan au Liban. C’est la photographie de la nouvelle géopolitique mondiale où les femmes refusent d’être uniquement représentées en victimes mais, au contraire, s’affirment en leaders, dirigeantes, diplomates, assises à la table des négociations pour la paix.

In 1969, History was Written

Helmut Sorge | Posted : January 24, 2020

“A political golden handshake”

1969- for the first time in human history, a man would set foot onto the moon. Richard Nixon had moved into the White House, Dwight D. Eisenhower, war hero and President, died in an Army hospital in Washington D.C. An icon was buried, and the power elite drowned their sorrow in French cuisine and a couple cases of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Washington had discovered French cuisine, Perrier water, croissants and baguette and la France was en vogue. May be not Charles de Gaulle, mais la culture culinaire. Restaurants like “Rive Gauche “were fashionable or “Chez François”. And there was the “Sans Souci” on 17th Street, in walking distance to the White House.

Migration in the Post-Cotonou Agreement’s Negotiations: Lessons and Future Perspectives

Amal El Ouassif | Posted : January 23, 2020

In the upcoming months, European Union (EU) member states and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) are expected to adopt a new agreement that will replace the existing Cotonou framework due to expire by February 2020. The ACP Group and the EU respectively adopted the mandates of negotiations in May and June 2018. The beginning of negotiations was scheduled one year earlier but was delayed due to diverging positions on the matter of migration. Consequently, the formal adoption of the successor agreement is likely to witness delays.

in fact, it is not surprising to see divergences emerge around the matter of migration in the post-Cotonou agreement’s negotiations. The context in which the current EU-ACP framework was adopted has changed. Migration indeed positioned itself as a high priority issue for the EU and for several African countries, a trend that is not acutely observed for the Caribbean and Pacific countries. Hence, the negotiators agreed on the necessity to adopt an umbrella agreement that outlines the general principals of the partnership, but that will be divided into three regional pillars (Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific) taking into account the priority fields of cooperation for each of the aforementioned regions.

L’épilogue du litige commercial entre le Maroc et la Turquie devant l’OMC peut-il être le prologue d’une « stratégie litigieuse nationale » ?

Jamal Machrouh | Posted : January 20, 2020

Le 3 octobre 2016, la Turquie a déposé une plainte contre le Maroc devant l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce (OMC) au sujet des mesures antidumping appliquées par le Maroc contre les exportations turques en Acier laminé à chaud.1 Suite à l’échec des consultations entre les deux pays, la Turquie a demandé, le 12 janvier 2017, l’établissement d’un groupe spécial pour examiner la conformité des mesures prises par le Maroc avec le droit de l’OMC. Demande qui marque le passage du litige de la phase diplomatique à la phase juridictionnelle. Chacune des deux parties a eu l’occasion de présenter ses arguments et de les corroborer par des moyens de preuves pertinents. Au final, le groupe spécial2 a, sur l’essentiel, rejeté les arguments présentés par le Maroc et a adhéré à la position défendue par la Turquie.