Libya: joint declaration of France, Germany and Italy

In light of the growing risks of a deterioration of the situation in Libya and regional escalation, France, Germany and Italy call on all Libyan parties to immediately and unconditionally cease fighting and to suspend the ongoing military build-up throughout the Country. They also urge foreign actors to end all interference and to fully respect […]

Obama’s speech in Ghana. July 11, 2009

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 11, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE GHANAIAN PARLIAMENT Accra International Conference Center Accra, Ghana 12:40 P.M. GMT THE PRESIDENT: (Trumpet plays.) I like this. Thank you. Thank you. I think Congress needs one of those horns. (Laughter.) That sounds pretty […]

Nigeria’s elections charade

The rumors had been swirling around the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for days: the government was going to find some way to delay the presidential election in Africa’s most populous and economically powerful country. The vote was to be held on Feb. 14. There were court cases, complaints about voter card distribution and the ability of […]

Nigeria’s elections are expected to be highly contentious

With the ruling party facing a credible opposition for the first time since the restoration of civilian rule, Nigeria’s upcoming general elections are expected to be highly contentious. Risks will emanate in a wave of voting disruptions in the northeastern states and possible post-electoral reprisals in the event that the results are deemed invalid. With less […]

Libya: joint statement

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn all acts of violence within Libya, including the February 3 attack carried out by forces operating under the Alshuruq Operation […]

Statement by 8 governments on Libya

We are deeply concerned by the situation of political polarization in Libya. We are studying carefully the decision of the Supreme Court, its context and consequences.

The new scramble for Africa

AlJazeera English has published this video documentary called “The New Scramble for Africa”. We repost here. [youtube]

Declaration of the Mediterranean Group

Migration flows in the mediterranean: recent evolution and actions to take in the framework of the european union The tragic events that have recently taken place in the Mediterranean have, once again, put a spotlight on how irregular immigration is fraught with human drama.

Obama remarks about Mandela's death

Statement by the President on the Death of Nelson Mandela James S. Brady Press Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT:  At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free […]