From Turkey the day after the presidential election to innovation in Africa, here is a selection of articles and news reports on development published in June 2018.

Europe-Africa, tied continents [TRIBUNE]
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Europe-Africa, tied continents

While European countries are struggling to debate the migratory crisis, Shada Islam, Geopolitics director at Friends of Europe. A new kind of partnership is possible, particularly if Europe listens to African civil society and its representatives.

Africa-Europe ties need a reset – but not just because of migration  ” , Euractiv, 7 June 2018

Connected Africa [FOCUS]
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Connected Africa

Almost a month after the Paris Vivatech Fair, read several articles on All Africa about artificial intelligence implementations and uses in Africa.

Africa On the Path to Embrace Artificial Intelligence, Robotics?  ” , All Africa, 22 June 2018

Ancient history? [VIDEO]
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Ancient history?

Created in 1945, the CFA franc still is the common currency of 14 States of West and central Africa, which are organized in two economic and monetary zones. A currency that is today seen as anachronistic and counter-productive for the African countries using it. Answers with a few maps.

CFA Franc: a vestige of the colonial times  ” , [English subtitles available], Arte, 15 June 2018

An election with no suspense [VIDEO]
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An election with no suspense

Less than 24 hours after the re-election of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the first ballot, Federica Mogherini, EU’s diplomatic chief, issued a statement taking note that the conditions for campaigning were not equal. Nonetheless, dialogue is not broken between EU and Turkey.

EU says Turkey election campaign conditions 'not equal'  ” , France 24, 25 June 2018

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