Eugène BERG

BERG Eugène

Former French Ambassador to Namibia and Botswana

Biographie de BERG Eugène

Former French Ambassador to Namibia and Botswana, consultant and lecturer.

Ses articles

BOOK REVIEWS N°56

n°56 Fourth Quarter 2015

OSONS, PLAIDOYER D’UN HOMME LIBRE Nicolas Hulot, Les Liens qui libèrent, 2015, 95  pages L’AFRIQUE POUR LES NULS Jean-Joseph Boillot and Rahmane Idrissa, First éditions, 2015, 370 pages. L’AFRIQUE DANS LE MONDE, CAPITALISME, EMPIRE, ÉTAT-NATION, Frederick Cooper, Payot, 2015, 246 pages. LA COUR PÉNALE INTERNATIONALE ET LA LUTTE CONTRE L’IMPUNITÉ EN AFRIQUE Sinan Kamagate, l’Harmattan, 2015, 186...

HOW IS AFRICA PARTICIPATING IN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATION

n°56 Fourth Quarter 2015

Africa is already the continent most affected by climate  change. While all the developing countries together are  responsible for only 7%  of  greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Africa’s proportion is even lower, around 2%, yet the developing countries, those  in Africa particularly, must undergo 75% of the effects of climate change. Among the most vulnerable are, first of all, Madagascar•1, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Malawi. Many areas like the Sahel-...

BOOK REVIEWS N°55-1

n°55 Third Quarter 2015

Le Frère disparu, by Bernard Kieffer, La Découverte, Paris,2015. L’Afrique dans la mondialisation, by Jacqueline Nkoyok, L’Harmattan, 2015. Le pardon est-il durable ? Une enquête au Rwa nda, Benoît Guillou, Editions François Bourin, 2014.

Water as a crisis factor

n°55 Third Quarter 2015

Water is the mirror of the future”, wrote Gaston Bachelard•1. In Africa as elsewhere, it has never been a purely commercial product, but has taken on symbolic and religious significance. Many states and regions in Africa bear the names of rivers (Senegal, Niger, Congo, Zambia, the province of Limpopo in South Africa) or of lakes (Chad, Togo, Malawi, Tanzania). When Africa was divided up, access to navigable waterways was an issue on a par with the importance of river transport in the...

THE ROAD FROM CAPE TO CAIRO, FROM DREAM TO REALITY

n°54 First Quarter 2015

The idea of establishing a North-South transport corridor in Africa dates back to the end of the 19th century when the legendary concept of the link from Cape to Cairo was launched by the famous Empire builder and entrepreneur Cecil John Rhodes, one of the very few people to have given his name to a country, Rhodesia. It was an era of imperial ideas, sweeping vision and great projects which were part of the saga, now definitively in the past, of the “White man’s burden”. The...

TOWARDS NEW EURO-AFRICAN HORIZONS

n°50 First Quarter 2014

In a constantly and rapidly evolving globalised world, one thing is certain: Africa and Europe, which have their geographical proximity in common, are also linked by their history and share many values. Their populations have coexisted and intermingled, over the years, in times of trial, solidarity and hope, their economies are broadly interdependent and they owe it to each other to keep their promises...