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Africa is not regarded as a stronghold of the rule of law; nevertheless, many political issues necessarily involve the law. The new issue of Africa Spectrum covers, among other topics, the differentiated minority rights of the Twa in Rwanda and Burundi, the erosion of constitutional jurisdiction in Southern Africa, and the effectiveness of international agreements on water resources in the Nile Basin.


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.


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".


In Focus

Víctor M. González Sánchez

Mercosur oder Pazifik-Allianz: konkurrierende Modelle lateinamerikanischer Integration

GIGA Focus Lateinamerika, 03/2014

Sebastian Elischer

Salafisten in Afrika: nicht zwingend Wegbereiter des Terrorismus

GIGA Focus Afrika, 03/2014

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


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


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