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This issue of Africa Spectrum analyses a variety of topics such as the ambivalent role of ex-combatants in Sierra Leone, Tanzania’s efforts to stand up to foreign gas corporations, and Namibia after the second national land conference.
The new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America offers analyses on a variety of topics such as pension reforms in Chile, the perceptions of political corruption, indigenous language rights in Peru or feminist legislators, women’s representation, and career paths in Argentina.
The GIGA has a new board member: Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz today takes up his position as Director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies.
Under the leadership of the renowned researcher, the Institute aims to further expand its international appeal.
The BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa face great challenges. Despite their different – sometimes even contradictory – interests, the group continues to seek political and economic exchange.
Brazil was once regarded as an up-and-coming creative power, but in recent years the country has fallen into serious crisis. How have corruption scandals and election campaigns by right-wing politicians changed Brazil? What influence will the country have on the continent in future?