• 02.10.2018 | Event, News

    Model African Union, African Union Commission HQ, Addis Ababa October 2018

    The MAU is a simulation of the AU as participants assume the role of representatives of African gov-ernments. They represent various countries and...

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  • 10.09.2018 | Event, News

    The Fight for African Women Tax Justice

    The Fight for African Women Tax Justice,5th and 6th September 2018. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    For the Public Services International (PSI) and its...

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  • 05.06.2018 | Event, News

    Regional policy tax dialogue on double taxation treaties and tax incentives in EAC countries.

    The drive to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and promote international trade has been top on the agenda for many developing countries. This...

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  • 16.05.2018 | Event, News

    Continental early warning system (CEWS) consultative meeting with CSOS/research centers in the EAC and IGAD region”

    The Continental Early Warning System (CEWS) was put in place by Article 12 of the Protocol relating to the establishment of the Peace and Security...

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  • 04.04.2018 | Event, News

    Independent Expert Meeting on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

    The Africa Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with the Africa Development Bank (AFDB) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) are organising an...

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  • 20.03.2018 | Publication, News

    Roundtable Discussion: Political Economy Analysis of Decision-Making Processes of the Peace and Security Council, Addis Ababa, March 19, 2018

    The Round-table discussion on a Political Economy Analysis of the Peace and Security Council is dialogue event hosted by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung,...

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Civic involvement and rule of law

Civic involvement and rule of law

The establishment of the African Union (AU) marked a break away from its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which used to be a rather loose group of states without a real vision for Africa. Contrary to the OAU, the AU has adopted numerous progressive policy frameworks in order to transform Africa into a peaceful, democratic and prosperous continent.

Peace and Security Policy

Peace and Security Policy

Violence and conflict on the African continent continue to inhibit social and political progress, limit economic growth and endangers the life of the African citizens. Reasons of conflict are manifold and can be caused by bad governance, racial and ethnic tensions, restricted socio-economic participation and a lack of perspective, especially for young people.

EU-Africa Policy Dialog

EU-Africa Policy Dialog

The relationship between Africa and Europe is reciprocal. Challenges faced by one continent will eventually affect the other. Hence, topics like climate change, economic crises, unemployment, violent conflicts, terrorism and migration are of great interest to both continents and need to be addressed on common political grounds.


July 31-August 1,2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:Informal Advisory group on Migration read more...

May 9-10, 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Africa-EU Policy Dialogue: Stormy times ahead? – The Africa-EU relations in the run-up to the 2017 Summit read more...

April 24-25, 2017, Berlin, Germany: Transnational Corporations: beneficiaries and driving forces of globalisation –Corporate Capture or Capturing the Corporate? read more...

MARCH 21, 2017, Addis Ababa Ethiopia: Roundtable Discussion on Peace Support Operations in Africa read more...

MARCH 20, 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: People on the move - Exhibition, Short film and Discussion. read more...

NOVEMBER 1- 2, Nairobi, Kenya: Conference Horn of Africa Security Dialogue – “Towards an Agenda for Collective Security in the Horn of Africa: Addressing the changing nature of insecurity” read more…

OCTOBER 25- 27, Maputo, Mozambique: Conference Annual Regional Security Dialogue – “News Risks - New Approaches to Collective Security? Southern African perspectives on the political economy of conflicts, interventions and sustainable peace” read more…

OCTOBER 13, Abuja, Nigeria: Working Group Meeting on Taxation of TNCs read more…

OCTOBER 11- 12, Abuja, Nigeria: Pan- African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) read more…

SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 1: AU Delegation Trip to Brussels and Berlin. Topic: Migration and Mobility between Africa and Europe. read more...

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Title: A political -economy analysis of AU Peace and Security Council decision - making process:the case of Boko Haram and Burundi.

Authors: Dr.Solomon Ayele dersso

Date: December.2017

Tag: Peace and security

Link: A political -economy analysis of AU Peace and Security Council decision - making process:the case of Boko Haram and Burundi.(English Version)

A political -economy analysis of AU Peace and Security Council decision - making process:the case of Boko Haram and Burundi.(French Version)

Title:Stormy times ahead? – The Africa-EU relations in the run-up to the 2017 Summit

Link: Stormy times ahead? – The Africa-EU relations in the run-up to the 2017 Summit

Title: Curtailing Capital Flight from Africa - The Time for Action is Now

Link: Curtailing Capital Flight from Africa

Title: Carrot and Stick? EU Migration Policy on Africa Now Marching to a Different Drum

Link: Carrot and Stick?

Title: Zuckerbrot und Peitsche? Der neue Takt in der EU-Migrationspolitik gegenüber Afrika

Link:Zuckerbrot und Peitsche?

Title: African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations

Link: African Directions

Title: MIGRATION: IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN?:Africa – EU Policy Dialogue Platform Series


Title: The future of ACP-EU relations: What role for the African Union?: The Bulletin of the Fridays of the Commission

Link: http://ecdpm.org/wp-content/uploads/Bulletin-Fridays-Commission-December-2015.pdf Newsletter Vol 7 December 2015

Title: Neue Perspektiven schaffen. Der EU-Migrationsgipfel in Valletta kann nur ein erster Schritt sein

Link: http://www.ipg-journal.de/kommentar/artikel/neue-perspektiven-schaffen-1155/

Title: Making migration beneficial to Europe and Africa: joint policy brief/seminar report

Link: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/12053.pdf

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IPS Journal

IPS Journal

The IPS Journal is a platform for debates, dedicated to questions of international and European politics.

CCSI/FES multi-language web platform for WMD sanctions

CCSI/FES multi-language web platform for WMD sanctions

Compliance and Capacity Skills International (CCSI) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) New York office have completed a multi-language web platform about the United Nations sanctions on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

FES Connect

FES Connect

FES Connect sources content published across the German and international network of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. At the end of each month we select the most compelling debates and stories and send them to you through the FES Connect news brief...

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