AMEC-Molewa

AMEC-Molewa

Afro-Middle East Centre researcher Ebrahim Deen, joins us via Skype to discuss the shifting political sands between Washington, Riyadh and Ankara

AMEC hosted a symposium entitled 'Rebellion in the Sudan: Will Bashir Survive?', at the Sheraton Pretoria hotel. Speakers in the first session include: Ambassador of Sudan to SA, H.E Mohamed Elhassan Ibrahim Alawad Hassan and Dr Abdul Karim Elgoni, Sudanese-South African doctor and former Sudanese Politician.

Throwback to May 15, when IFAS-Recherche had the pleasure to organise a conference hosted by specialists of migrations in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East.
The first panel composed of Tanya Zack (School of Architecture and Planning, Wits), Jalal al-Husseini (Ifpo (Institut français du Proche-Orient)) and Jean-Pierre Misago (African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University) presented their papers on refugees and their social integration. 

Then, the second panel with Jihane Sfeir (OMAM/REPI), Matthieu Rey (Wits History Workshop, IFAS-Recherche, IremamCNRS) and Loren B. Landau (ACMS, Wits) dealt about migrant categorisations. 

Bruce Clarke presented his project "Sea ghosts", an artistic approach to giving visibility to migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

The third and last panel with Lukas Spiropoulos (History Workshop, Wits), Dostin Lakika (ACMS, IFAS-Recherche) and Ivan Panović (School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) presented different views on migrations and transformations.

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New Zealand has been placed on its highest security threat level following the attack on two mosques in Christchurch which claimed the lives of 49 people and left many injured. Several people are in custody - one of them confirmed as Australian. A man in his late 20's has been charged with the murder and will be appearing in court on Saturday. For a look at growing incidents of terrorism around the world, we are now joined by Naeem Jeenah who is the executive director of the Afro-Middle East Centre in Johannesburg.

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Ebrahim Deen is a researcher at think tank Afro-Middle East Centre, AMEC. He now joins us via Skype.

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