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Churches – new political actors in Sub-Saharan Africa

During the last year we were witnesses of the growing number of the discussion concerning the homosexual rights in many Sub-Saharan African countries. In some cases, political parties have acquired this topic as their own, however in most of the cases it was Catholic Church who stood as the...

Saving money for Africa: Third International Conference on Financing and Development

Third International Conference on Financing and Development took place in Addis Ababa last week from 13th to 16th July 2015. Among the other topics such as the current developmental relations and programs and also plans for the developmental agenda after 2015, tax avoidance and fraud was one of the...

Ethiopian elections: economic growth versus democracy

Parliamentary elections were held in Ethiopia on 24th of May. According to preliminary results, the current governmental party EPRDF (Ethiopian People´s Revolutionary Democratic Front), which has ruled in Ethiopia since the defeat of Mariam´s regime in 1987, won the elections. Opposition parties...

Fragile pease in Burundi

Fragile peace in Burundi endangered by the upcoming elections   In May and June 2015 presidential and parliamentary elections are being held in Burundi, a country where a civil war took place from 1994 to 2005. The upcoming vote is causing growing tensions between the two dominant ethnic...

Polish Centre for African Studies

The PCSA is the first independent, non-governmental organisation in Poland and Central Europe devoted exclusively to the study of contemporary Africa. The main goal of the Centre is to carry out rigorous academic research and produce relevant policy analysis with regards to Africa, mostly in the fields of Economics, International Relations and Political Science. In producing such analysis, the PCSA aims to contribute to the revitalisation and deepening of economic and political relations between Central Europe and Africa.

The PCSA also seeks to strengthen cooperation among and between Africanist academics in Central Europe. As part of this, the Centre will engage in awareness raising activities aimed at deepening the knowledge and understanding of Africa and through contributing to research capacity in the region on Africa. The Centre aims to be a focal point for academic interest in Africa in Central Africa and a hub for research on the continent. This will be facilitated through different forms of collaboration with Africa-oriented institutes in both Europe and Africa and through the undertaking of joint projects, the hosting of workshops and conferences etc.                

Drawing from existing expertise, the PCSA aspires to be the reliable partner for governments, NGOs and the business sector interested in Africa in Central Europe. To this end we will offer high-quality research studies and in-depth analysis as well as the dissemination of reports covering a wide range of topics and countries.

 

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Demokratyczna Republika Konga: Nowa masakra w Kiwu Północnym

30.11.2014 W wyniku ataku rebeliantów w regionie Restive zginęło około 100 osób. David McAllister ogłosił, iż ciała brutalnie zmasakrowano maczetami i siekierami, co wywołało traumę i strach miejscowej populacji.   Juma Balikwisha stwierdził, iż w zbiorowej mogile pochowano ponad 95...

Report "New oil frontiers: Investors’ guide to the oil sector in Sub-Saharan Africa"

Executive summary Africa is on the move, and so is the flow of oil unearthed on the continent. In recent years, the region has become a hot spot on the global map of oil discoveries, with dozens of investors rushing to tap into the crude wealth which is now estimated at 130 billion barrels. This is...

Report "Europe-Africa on the Global Chessboard: The New Opening"

Executive summary Africa is on the rise, and so is the heat around the continent. Researchers, business people, and journalists from around the world cherish the transformation that Africa has seemingly made during the last decade. The change in narrative regarding the continent has...