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European Union Fortifies Its Mission On North African Frontline by Helmut Dietrich

Posted 02 January 2011 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Reading List   Hailey, C. 2009, Camps: a guide to 21st-century space. MIT Press Ticktin, Miriam. “The Offshore Camps of the European Union: At the Border of Humanity” International Affairs at the New School, Working Paper 2009-02, Summer 2009 de Haas, H. 2006, “Trans-Saharan Migration to North Africa and the EU: Historical Roots and Current […]


Posted 15 December 2010 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

“Aristide or death! Aristide or death!” sounded the chant outside the Haitian parliament in April and May 2008. The clamor for exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide‘s return came amidst skyrocketing food prices and growing social unrest in Haiti. 2008 also marked the 204th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution which Aristide celebrated in Pretoria, where he has […]

Sahrawi – Africa’s ‘last colony’

Posted 13 December 2010 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | 1 Comment

For over 30 years, more than half of the Sahrawis, the indigenous people of Western Sahara, have lived in four isolated refugee camps in Algeria. Their homeland is divided by a Moroccan-built wall, and electronic surveillance, land mines and soldiers keep the population in the occupied areas inside, and shut the refugees out. Families have […]

China/ Africa

Posted 11 December 2010 | By | Categories: boundaries & territoriality | No Comments

Why is “China” so hard to get to? Everyone, left to right, seems to agree, while knowing not very much, that China=danger. Going by popular press accounts of China alone (in the run-up to May 2008) it seemed like the Chinese in South Africa were sitting targets for extreme-nationalistic gun practice. And yet… Veteran New […]

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