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Algeria

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Being a LGBTI person in African countries

More than 4 African countries out of 5 of have laws criminalizing homosexuality, or even punishing LGBTI* rights advocacy. In 2014 tougher laws were passed in Nigeria, Gambia and Uganda, which followed in the steps of Liberia’s criminalisation of homosexuality in 2012. Continue reading

EU, the Mediterranean and the Middle East – In Focus

Three years after the ousting of the former Tunisian president Ben Ali and the beginning of the uprisings in Egypt, it is perhaps a good time to take stock of what has been accomplished in the “Arab Spring countries” and the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Over the last three years, long-standing … Continue reading

The Union of the Arab Maghreb and regional integration: Challenges and Prospects

The Union of the Arab Maghreb or Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) as it is often referred to, was established in 1989 when the five founding members, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania, signed the Treaty of Marrakesh. However, hopes for substantial political and economical integration in the Maghreb region quickly dimmed as inter-state political tension – especially … Continue reading

Women in politics

Only 120 years ago women first gained the right to vote in national elections, and actually New Zealand was the pioneer. To celebrate this anniversary, a special event will be held from 27 to 29 November 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels. Women in Parliaments Global Forum and the European Parliament have joined forces … Continue reading

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