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The Chinese in Africa? Looters and neo-colonialists! The discussion of relations between China and Africa is generally informed by stereotypes. The newest edition of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs does away with many of these preconceptions.

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According to the federal government, Germany should play a bigger role in military missions. The GIGA has undertaken extensive research on Germany as a "New Power".

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The Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing took a ruthless look at the 1965–1966 massacre in Indonesia. However, in the country itself, a culture of forgetting prevails. In two new GIGA publications scholars have analysed the reasons behind this.

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In Focus

Sebastian Elischer

Salafisten in Afrika: nicht zwingend Wegbereiter des Terrorismus

GIGA Focus Afrika, 03/2014

Maria Tekülve

Mitteleinkommensland Ghana: Realitäten hinter der Statistik

GIGA Focus Afrika, 02/2014

50 Years of GIGA

Founded in 1964 as the Deutsches Übersee-Institut (German Overseas Institute), the GIGA is now an international institute delivering world-class social science. This year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. more

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Brazil Dossier

Not only the 2014 World Cup has made Brazil the focus of global attention. The country is booming – both economically and politically. more

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GIGA in Berlin

Located where decisions are made – In its Berlin-based office, the GIGA advises policymakers, the media and the public on global issues and developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. more

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