© Lloyd G. A. Amoah

The European Union and China in Africa: Patterns of Agency

An interview with Lloyd G. Adu Amoah by Karin Fischer

The EU and China are competing for economic influence in Africa. Lloyd Amoah from the University of Ghana speaks about the role of old and new superpowers on the continent and Africa’s own agency.

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© talktogether.org/Arash Mirzea

How to empower Somali women in Austria

An interview with Suad Mohamed by Nadja Schuster (VIDC)

Suad Mohamad, a young and motivated Somali pharmacist, aims to spread awareness about Somalis’ diaspora engagement. In an interview with Nadja Schuster (VIDC) she shares her view on how to empower Somali women in Austria.

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© Kiril Kirkov

Geflüchtete Frauen als wichtige Akteurinnen für Frieden und Teilhabe

Von Samar Al Bradan

Die UN-Resolution 1325 feiert heuer ihr 20. Jubiläum. Sie fordert nicht nur die Teilhabe von Frauen in Friedensprozessen in Konfliktregionen, sondern auch die Stärkung von geflüchteten Frauen in Europa. Die VIDC Veranstaltung…

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© Kiril Kirkov

Refugee Women as Agents for Peace

The UN Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the Context of Forced Migration

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 17:00 - 18:30, CET (Zoom Webinar in English and Arabic)
Panel discussion and study presentation: The UNSCR 1325 and its application on the participation and rights of refugee women in the EU.

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Protests in Nigeria Africa

Social Movements in Africa

Mobilization in the middle of a pandemic

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 17.00 - 18.30 (CET), Zoom Webinar
The dissatisfaction of African youth with their elites increased. At the same time, the political space was restricted. How do social movements react to this?

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#web-ET2020! Global inequalities in the covid-19 pandemic.

This year's Development Conference will take place on 13 and 14 November and, due to the pandemic, only online. The VIDC is co-organiser of the conference and hosts the Africa panel.

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Somali Diaspora Engagement in European countries

Somali networking meeting (online)

Within our diaspora focus, the VIDC invited Somali activists to report about their activities. A VIDC study on the Somali communities in Austria will be presented in November. A diaspora conference "Horn of Africa" is planned…

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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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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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