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Russia’s Course of Action in Africa and the Middle East

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Energy Security in MENA: Challenges and Opportunities

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Geopolitical Dynamics in the Horn of Africa and Mechanisms for Collaboration between NATO and IGAD Countries

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NSD-S Hub Webinar Conflict Minerals: Tendencies and Developments

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Week 13 Feb 2020

Africa’s economic outlook continues to brighten. Its real GDP growth, estimated at 3.4 percent for 2019, is projected to accelerate to 3.9 percent in 2020 and to 4.1 percent in 2021. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. And for the first time in a decade, investment accounted for more than half the continent’s growth, with private consumption accounting for less than one third. The 2020 Outlook highlights, however, that growth has been less than inclusive.

Week 6 Feb 2020

L’Afrique est une région économique à grand potentiel, malgré les risques qui jalonnent son processus de développement. En effet, de nombreux experts s’accordent à dire que l’Afrique est en train de devenir la nouvelle frontière de la croissance mondiale. Boosté par une riche dotation en ressources naturelles, une population jeune et dynamique, une forte urbanisation, des conditions macro-économiques mieux stabilisées, des politiques économiques plus rigoureuses, un climat des affaires en constante amélioration ainsi qu’une gouvernance en progrès, le continent africain est sur le trend d’une transformation structurelle, encore lente mais réelle.

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Briefing on the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)

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Workshop on Post-Tribal Society in Sub-Saharan Africa

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