Tag: Sudan

How the End of the Gulf Crisis Affects Sudan

How the End of the Gulf Crisis Affects Sudan

Sudan has been at the center of the diverging interests of wealthy Gulf states for many years. Having been close allies of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had longstanding business, military and political interests in the country...

The Sudan Conference Presents an Opportunity

The Sudan Conference Presents an Opportunity

A little more than a year has passed since the coup that toppled Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir. On June 25, the Sudan Partnership Conference — convened by Germany in concert with Sudan, the European Union and the United Nations — will coordinate action to overcome the country’s economic...

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

In an article published last month with the title, “Could Morocco see the next uprising, after Sudan and Algeria?” the BBC demonstrated a misunderstanding of Moroccan society by conflating civil unrest and public dissatisfaction over the kingdom’s leadership with the overall stability of the...

It’s Time for America to Join the ICC

It’s Time for America to Join the ICC

America’s role as self-proclaimed primary supporter of human rights makes it essentially unavoidable for the US to join the ICC. On July 11, the International Criminal Court (ICC) determined that “the Republics of Uganda and Djibouti had failed to comply with the request for arrest and...

Water Security in the Nile Basin

Water Security in the Nile Basin

Cooperation is key in sharing the resources of the world’s longest river. The Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing for more than 6,660 kilometers from its origins in the hills of Burundi and Rwanda to the Mediterranean Sea. The river consists of two distinct basins: the White Nile...

Al-Bashir’s Escape: Why the African Union Defies the ICC

Al-Bashir’s Escape: Why the African Union Defies the ICC

Omar al-Bashir left South Africa as a court dragged its feet over whether to stop him. After days of wrangling to try have him arrested, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left South Africa before a court there could decide whether to arrest him. The International Criminal Court (ICC)...

A History of Violence: African Asylum Seekers in Israel

A History of Violence: African Asylum Seekers in Israel

The mistreatment of African asylum seekers in Israel is a serious human rights violation. The narrative of hostility, suspicion and aggression towards immigrants and asylum seekers is not new, nor is it unique. Reports of governmental and societal mistreatment of asylum seekers ebb in and out of...

Implications of Iran and Sudan’s Growing Alliance

Implications of Iran and Sudan’s Growing Alliance

Iran is determined to expand its influence in Africa, and Sudan has a unique role to play.  Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan’s strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of...

Youth: From Problem to Asset

Youth: From Problem to Asset

Rather than seeing youth as a problem, we must recognize how youth can be the solution. It was a calm morning on July 6, just before dawn, at a boarding school in Momudo, a small town in northern Nigeria. While the students and staff slept, a group of Boko Haram militants attacked, using guns,...

South Sudan: A Bittersweet Anniversary

South Sudan: A Bittersweet Anniversary

Two years on since Sudan's partition, many challenges still remain. For me, the July 9 anniversary remains bittersweet. While we celebrate the realization of an independent South Sudan, this date is also the time of the year I mourn for the two Sudans, Africa, and the world because it...

Creating Positive Change for the Deaf in South Sudan

Creating Positive Change for the Deaf in South Sudan

A woman's strife for equality for the deaf in South Sudan. In South Sudan, life has been tough for those with disabilities. Limited access to schooling and a lack of public knowledge about disabilities have meant years of abuse for those with physical challenges. It was not until 2010 that the...

Life in the Kakuma Refugee Camp

Life in the Kakuma Refugee Camp

Kenya's Kakuma camp has warehoused tens of thousands of refugees for decades. Each year, on June 20, the United Nations marks World Refugee Day; a time to recognize the contributions of refugees to their communities around the world.  Refugees are people who are forced to flee their home...

Qatar: Take a Back Seat

Qatar: Take a Back Seat

Qatar’s influence in Syria and its recent presentation of a flawed peace initiative for the Arab-Israeli conflict, highlights the fact that the state has deviated from its former welcomed role as a regional firefighter. Belatedly, the gas-rich state of Qatar has been assuming a geopolitical...

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