Bursting the Bubble

Column: Africa

Articles published under Africa:

Frontex’s new mandate, a controversial EU approach to the refugee crisis

26 October 2016 | by Natàlia Segura

Only five years ago, barely anyone in Europe (outside the EU bubble) had ever heard of Frontex. Today, this young agency has captured media and civil society attention as it has become a relevant actor in the worst migration crisis the continent faces since World War II. With a recently approved new mandate and additional […]

What future for the international protection of refugees in Europe?

16 September 2016 | by Natasha Marie Levanti

The year 2016 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most challenging for the European Union. The unexpected number of migrants arriving in Europe and the clumsy decisions adopted in response to the refugee crisis are spreading dissent over the entire European project, increasing the threat for the EU’s fragmentation. Hungary and Italy represent […]

A Great Green Wall at the edge of the desert

23 October 2014 | by Silvia Curbelo Betancort

Desertification and land degradation affect millions of people in the Sahel and the Sahara, home to the world’s poorest populations. In a place where around two-thirds of the land cover consists of drylands and deserts, desertification makes its way – boosted by human pressure, deforestation and climate change. Food security and the livelihood of local communities […]

De Klerk calls for more European involvement in Africa

4 November 2013 | by Farah Coppola

Africa presents Europe with economic opportunities and the EU needs to focus more attention on Africa.  That was the key message of Frederik Willem De Klerk, former South African president, during the 12th Europe Lecture on the 25th of October. I attended this lecture at the Cloister Church in The Hague, the Netherlands. Together with […]