Vision of Beijing: Rwanda’s Development with Chinese Characteristics

Agnieszka Wiśniewska – Paul Kagame, Chairman of the African Union and President of the Republic of Rwanda, has been proclaimed the 2018 African of the Year by Forbes Africa. The announcement came shortly before the end of Vision 2020, the flagship development programme of this controversial leader. How does the strategy relate to Kagame’s affirmed economic ideals, especially in the context of his country’s strengthening […]

Bilateral Agreements or Multipolar Cooperation: Chinese and American Policies on Africa

Agnieszka Wiśniewska – On September 3rd 2018, Xi Jinping has outlined the Chinese framework of engagement in Africa at the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. On December 13th, the United States has presented its corresponding New Africa Strategy, a document in line with the Trump Administration’s «America First» policy. What do these plans reveal about the two countries’ approaches to the African states?  

Dadaab Refugee Camp – No Way Around Integration for Kenya's Re-elected President

Anna- Lina Müller – Kenya's re-elected president should finally respond to the challenge of Dadaab, the biggest refugee camp in the world. In order to cover both the interests and needs of Kenyan society and the refugee community, a long term strategy that focuses on the integration of the camp’s residents into Kenyan society, is needed.

Eine Botschaft mit falscher Botschaft

Der Nationalrat hat mit grosser Mehrheit einer Motion der SVP angenommen, wonach in Eritrea eine Schweizer Botschaft zu eröffnen sei. Auch wenn die Erhaltung und der Ausbau des Aussennetzes wichtig sind: Der Vorschlag fusst auf falschen Annahmen und sendet ein falsches Zeichen.