13
Mar
2017
Debates Ifri Conferences
Paris
from 14:00 to 18:00
This event is public
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Southern Africa: the Uncertain Future of a "Pole of Stability"

In the framework of the Observatoire of Southern Africa and the African Great Lakes, Ifri co-organizes this conference on Southern Africa with the Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS) of the French Ministry of Defense.

Southern Africa has been considered since the beginning of the century as a pole of stability on the African continent, due in particular to the end of the civil war in Mozambique and the role of "good international citizen" claimed by South Africa. This stability can today be discussed owing to the internal situation of different countries in the region.

 

Instabilities in the Region

2:00-3:45

Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, the Endgame?, Vittoria Moretti (Center for Natural Resources Governance - CNRG)

The Criminalization of the State in Madagascar, Mathieu Pellerin (Ifri)

A Return to Instability in Mozambique ?, Régio Conrado (Les Afriques dans le monde - LAM)

Chair: Leslie Fauvel (La lettre de l’océan indien)

 

Which Path for South Africa?

4:00-6:00

Structural Inequalities in South African Economy, Nicolas Pons-Vignon (University of the Witwatersrand)

What Role for the Civil Society?, Koketso Moeti (Amandla.mobi)

Internal Dissensions within the ANC, Susan Booysen (University of the Witwatersrand)

Chair: Thierry Vircoulon (iIri)

 

The conference will be in English and French

Address: 
27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris

Contact the organizers: 

For further information, please contact Victor Magnani (01 40 61 60 23 / magnani@ifri.org)

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Keywords
Elections African National Congress ANC Jacob Zuma Robert Mugabe Southern Africa South Africa Mozambique Zimbabwe Madagascar