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Europe and China: A new Race for Africa during a pandemic

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 17.00 – 18.30 (Zoom Webinar)
The European Union and China compete for influence in Africa - also in the course of Covid-19 support measures. Will this open up new opportunities for Africans?

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Clinic in Rwanda, ©IPPF/Jane Mingay

“Global COVID-19 recovery plans need a gender audit.”

An interview with Annette Mukiga by Nadja Schuster (VIDC)

A. Mukiga, expert on gender and development, sheds light on the impact of the pandemic on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Rwanda and discusses ways towards a feminist response.

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Article
The Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission, © Addis Standard

Ethiopia Must Give Transitional Justice a Chance. The Challenges of Reconciliation in a Deeply Divided Nation

By Moges Zewdu Teshome

After nationwide protests, which led to the overthrow of the repressive regime in 2018, Ethiopia saw hope for democracy, justice and peace. Yet, the country faces challenges to deal with the past and reconcile the people.

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Article

COVID-19 in Africa: Economic interest in the Shadow of the Pandemic

Report from the Online Discussion on 18 June 2020

The event provided a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African regions and the response by African institutions. Furthermore, it focused on the unequal access to medicine and future vaccines.

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Girl in Calcutta, India walks with collected waste in front of a Corona awareness poster.

The COVID-19 pandemic: sexual and reproductive health and rights under pressure

By Tania Napravnik and Sara Soltani

Due to overwhelmed health systems, restrictions in mobility, disruption of services and isolation the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls all over the world are at risk.

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“People in the informal economy will suffer” - Voices from the Global South on the Corona pandemic

by Lena Gruber (VIDC)

As COVID-19 spreads globally, warnings that the pandemic will cause major challenges for countries in the Global South are getting louder. Colleagues from Ghana, Liberia and Zambia share their experiences and concerns.

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Article

Fortress Europe? Current migration trends and European responses

Report on the event on 25 February 2020

Gerald Knaus, a political advisor, Alida Vračić from Populari Institut in Sarajewo and the Nairobi based migration analyst Olivia Akumu discussed the changing dynamics of migration today and possible political responses.

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Afrika Club

Year 2020: A turning point for EU Africa relations?

The Africa Club is an informal discussion forum by interesed people from public institutions, the African diaspora and Austrian civil society about current developments in Africa, the EU Africa relations and the situation of…

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African uprising. Social movements in Sudan and Ethiopia

Report on the evant on 24 Oktober 2019

In 2019, African people witnessed an increasing number of ‘pro-democracy protests’ or ‘revolts of the youth’. The most recent protests in Sudan and in Ethiopia show the variety of struggles for social justice and democracy.

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Silenced? Women's struggles in Africa's informal economy

Report on event on 7 Otokber 2019

Across the world, over 60 percent of the workforce is employed in the informal economy. In some African countries it is up to 90 percent. VIDC and ÖGB have invited international experts to discuss the topic.

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