On Wednesday 9 May, the EPP and ECR political Groups of the European Parliament co-organised together with COMECE a half-day Seminar on Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.
The European Commission is studying the appropriateness and the content of new European legislation relating to ‘blood minerals’ that are probably financing and prolonging armed conflict in different regions of the world.
Morocco has "exploited" the signals of the Arab Spring to turn it to its own advantage, a learning experience, a stronger commitment to address the social contradictions of wealth and poverty.
During last year the attention on our thinking about Africa was focused on the north of the continent with the so-called Arab Spring.
The ’objectification’ of Africa and her peoples should be avoided.
EU External Action Service
For Nigerian Christians, last Christmas and the days that followed have been a nightmare. Christian communities have become the sole target of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists group.
On 18 and 19 November 2011, a group of MEPs from different European Parliament party groups organised the first top-level parliamentary conference on the theme “The future of Christians in the Middle East”.
European External Action Service
If the EEAS is struggling it is largely because the EU’s politics, not least towards Africa, lacks coherence.
On October, 12th the European Commission released its yearly communication on enlargement, stressing the potential of the accession process to trigger transformation in the candidate countries.
Jesuit Refugee Service
Anne Ziegler is a project coordinator at the St Vartan Centre (Jesuit Refugee Service) at Aleppo in Syria. She describes the alarming situation of Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan.
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman has been involved in non-partisan studies on Muslim/ non-Muslim relations in Egypt since 1976 and includes in his network senior Christian and Muslim leaders.