Category Archives: Africa

Libya – a land of disagreements

Since the outbreak of war in April, the world’s States are unanimous on the necessity of stopping the fighting and return to the path of politics. Currently, and after the passage of six months since the beginning of the crisis, the world has not been able to summon the warring parties and to persuade them to settle at the same table in order to find a political solution. In fact, many are wondering whether this invitation was not, at first, only purely formal and misleading.

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Russian eyes Libya as a new ground to promote its influence

When the world witnesses the expansion of Russian influence in various areas, the Russian government is looking for a support point in Libya, which has led it to support Haftar’s forces and to sponsor a new round of Libyan negotiations. The Security Council delayed the adoption of a British resolution condemning the attack on Tripoli on 8 April. The British media talked about a meeting between Haftar, the Russian defense minister and the president of the Russian security company Faghanar, during the past year, after which it was decided to deliver military supplies to the general. Other sources found out about French military support to Al Karameh, GA’s interior minister, urging France to comply with previously concluded security agreements. France’s role in the conflict has also intensified after some French diplomats arrived at the border with Tunisia or after landing a French-flagged warship in the port of Ras Lanuf on 25 April , with a transport of attack weapons and three military pieces for Haftar’s forces. This, in addition to the known support from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE. At the same time, some consider the phone call between Haftar and Donald Trumpf as of April 15 to give “green light” to continue the attack. On the other hand, Italy has supported GA’s positions, alongside Turkey, which is currently trying to put pressure on the Russian side to change its position on the crisis.

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Foreign ambitions dominate the Libyan scene The situation in Tripoli is still uncertain, developments in the field do not indicate quick resolution of the conflict.

The situation in Libya continues to deteriorate after all belligerent sides have entered a spiral of violence in the capital of Tripoli and its surroundings.

This makes it increasingly difficult to explain the real situation and objectives in the conflict area, based on the multitude of narratives and analyzes, considering also the regional alliances that support the military and the political parties in conflict.

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Sprijinirea comunităților locale din Libia

La Centrul Internațional pentru dezvoltare locală și guvernare înțeleaptă s-a încheiat programul de sprijinire a autonomiei locale și stabilității în Libia cu simpozionul intitulat ”Municipalități active, pentru orașe înfloritoare”.
Acest program, care durează de trei ani și jumătate, este finanțat de U.E. și sponsorizat de Ministerul de Externe olandez. Au participat reprezentanți ai autorităților locale și guvernamentale din Libia, precum și ai unor organizații internaționale.

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What makes young African Muslims join jihadi groups?

According to some United Nations studies, young African Muslims are not motivated by religion when joining jihadi groups. Nigeria is just one of many African countries having to deal with radical Islamic terrorist groups: Besides Boko Haram, which operates in northeastern Nigeria as well as adjacent territories, the militant group al-Shabab has been fighting for years to gain control of Somalia.

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How do people percept terrorism, from a psychological point of view

An act of desperation rather than real power

Many people in are in mortal fear of terrorist attacks. This is human nature—but before we jump to conclusions that life as we know it has changed forever, we should try to look at these events in a more rational manner. This is not to diminish the horror of these attacks or the terrible loss of life of innocent people. And in no way is this terrorism justified. But we all need to stand back and think about how we can cope psychologically with these recent events. Because, I believe, we will face more events in the future. We must be ready in our minds to understand what this is really about.

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