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The Two-Percent and the Hundred-Percent – Eritrean global networks and their discontents

On a late morning in May 2019 a fancy tour bus stops in front of a new laboratory building in Mai Nefhi, a higher education campus a short ride from the Eritrean capital Asmara. A group of young, fashionably-dressed diaspora … Continue reading

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‘The will of the people’ – the slogan to silence all debate

After the attacks in Westminster this week, Theresa May mentioned in her aftermath speech that the attacker ‘tried to silence our democracy’. Well, in fact, it does not need a terrorist act to do so, as British democracy has been … Continue reading

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Democracy, dictatorship, and the messy space in-between – reflections on commemorating 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

The date: Thursday, 9th of November 1989. I vividly remember the night that is now being commemorated in multiple ways, including through a feature film called Bornholmer Straße that focuses on the East German lieutenant colonel Harald Jäger who opened … Continue reading

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