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How the digital sphere changes the information process and the media landscape in Africa

Blogs and online content contribute significantly to opinion diversity in Africa today. Because of that, they are increasingly monitored by federal agencies, which aim to more strictly define the grey zone between journalism, blog-writing and opinion stating in social media. It is especially against this backdrop that digital opinion makers deserve more attention and support.

Clear Election Winners – Uncertain Outlook

A Review of the General Election in the UK

Buoyed by his impressive election victory, Cameron may well be able to save the UK from a "Brexit". Should he succeed, the outcome of the election of 7 May would be a good result for Europe.

Editorial

The world is complicated and full of contradictions, which occasionally forces people to relinquish supposed certainties and revise old prejudices. There are also prejudices circulating vis-à-vis Africa. Former German President Horst Köhler once referred to this succinctly when he said: "Where Africa is concerned, many people think mainly of words beginning with a "c": crises, conflict, catastrophes, chronic diseases, corruption…". Of course, this is only half the truth.

International Reports 8/2015

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Nicaragua’s dream to build its own canal

Chinese investor begins mega project – outcome uncertain

It is questionable whether construction of the Nicaragua canal will ever be finished. The project is disputed with regard to domestic affairs, as it presents a technical challenge and is financially fairly risky. Nevertheless, President Ortega and a Chinese investor attempt to make progress with the project.

Positives and Negatives: Dayton Peace Agreement 20 years on

20 Jahre Friedensabkommen von Dayton

Twenty years after Dayton, Bosnia-Herzegovina is still in the process of transitioning from a post-conflict society to a slowly stabilizing society. In the context of the integration process, the EU mainly expects Bosnia-Herzegovina to "speak with one voice".

Rich in resources – yet still poor

Senegal’s mining projects as a challenge for government and civil society

Senegal is a country blessed by nature with resources: gold, iron, marble, phosphate, titanium and petroleum are coveted resources. However, the socially viable extraction of these resources is vital to the social and political stability of the country.

Editorial

Assuming responsibility in the world cannot be limited to the military sphere. Of course Germany must be prepared to fulfil its responsibilities towards its allies and deploy soldiers if the need arises. In light of the international threats, Germany must not abdicate its responsibilities in this area. But assuming responsibility means more than that.

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Dr. Gerhard Wahlers

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