The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?

It all started last October 21 when the government of Burkina Faso, with a bill, attempted to transform Article 37 of the Constitution. The objective? To increase the number of presidential terms from two to three, so that the head of state in charge, Blaise Compaoré could recur in November of 2015. The Blaise Compaoré curriculum… Read More The Case of Burkina Faso: a Stimulus for Sleeping African Revolutions?

A Message to Third-Country Nationals: “Do Not Come to Italy”

As European Parliament elections draw near and political candidates go wild online – and on paper – with very direct electoral campaigns. As I am writing my thesis on immigration, asylum policy and trends in Italy, I could not help sharing this video-campaign with you. Angelo Ciocca presented his candidacy at the EP elections representing the… Read More A Message to Third-Country Nationals: “Do Not Come to Italy”

EU Parliament Elections Draw Near and Far-Right Parties Become More Popular

As most of you probably know, at the end of May 2013, over five-hundred-million European citizens will have the opportunity to vote for their representatives at the European Parliament. However, most of them are unaware of the current political climate which is likely to shape the current European Parliamentary elections and to define the political… Read More EU Parliament Elections Draw Near and Far-Right Parties Become More Popular

Political candidate shot and rival supporter killed at Albanian elections

(Photo’s credits to CTVnews) The victim, Pjeter Gjoni, 53-year-old activist from the Socialist Party in the town of Lac. The injured, Mhill Fufi, a candidate for Prime Minister Sali Berisha’s Democratic Party. Another person was injured by the gunshot. One of the poorest countries in Europe with high level of corruption, nepotism and high unemployment rate… Read More Political candidate shot and rival supporter killed at Albanian elections