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Tim Glawion in DW: Impact of the EU-Elections on EU-Africa relations

Tim Glawion in Interview

In an interview with DW France, Tim Glawion shares his assessment of the results of the European elections and their impact on relations between the European Union and Africa. With the conservative EPP group remaining the strongest force in the EU Parliament and the far right gaining votes across Europe, he fears repercussions for European migration policy, direct and indirect consequences for the African diaspora in Europe and discusses changes in cooperation between the EU and African states.

The full interview can be listened to and read in French on the DW website.

Chad’s Mahamat Deby doubles down on authoritarian rule in wake of election victory

Military in Chad 2023, Helga Dickow

The official result of the presidential elections in Chad in May 2024 confirms the long-term consolidation of power of Mahamat Déby. This marks the end of the three-year transition phase after his takeover of power.

As part of her research on democratization in sub-Saharan Africa, Helga Dickow has been following Chadian politics closely for many years: She argues that the autocratic system that Chad knew for 30 years under the late Idriss Déby will continue under his son. In an article in The Conversation, Helga Dickow explains the extent of violent repression, the lack of transparency and Déby's efforts to retain power throughout the presidential elections.

The full article can be read on The Conversation website in English and in French.

Dilshad Muhammad on Turkey's elections and their impact on the country's refugee population

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"What do the Turkish local elections mean for the country’s 4 million refugees?"

In this current article for The Conversation, Dilshad Muhammad analyses the local elections in Turkey in April 2024.

His main focus is to highlight what the political dynamics in Turkey mean for the millions of refugees who live in Turkey. As most of the parties agree, that the solution to the "refugee problem" is their return to their countries of origin, the situation remains tense.

Muhammad nevertheless concludes:

"Despite its authoritarian leadership, a key aspect of Turkey’s politics remains true: they are dynamic. The prospect of an inclusive democratisation process that can restore some dignity to refugees is far from impossible."

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