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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?
Within our diaspora focus, the VIDC invited Somali activists to report about their activities. A study on the Somali communities in Austria will be presented in November. A diaspora conference is planned in June 2021.
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
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…read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »