Sudan: Are Sanctions Working?
It's remarkable how quickly the tables have turned in the Sudans. Just a few years ago the infant state of South Sudan was the pampered darling of the international community and… Read more »
South Sudan: The Country Needs More Than a Hybrid Court
When government soldiers stormed the Terrain residential compound in Juba, South Sudan, on 11 July 2016, they attacked, robbed and raped foreign aid workers and shot dead a local… Read more »
South Sudan: Independence - Nothing to Celebrate in 2017
For a second time, South Sudan won't be celebrating its 9 July anniversary of independence. The government announced the cancellation of festivities due to a lack of funding and… Read more »
Africa: New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn… Read more »
South Sudan: National Dialogues - Can the AU Make a Difference?
President Salva Kiir's announcement of forthcoming national dialogues in South Sudan has been controversial. Read more »
August 22, 2016
Africa: Can AU Help South Sudan Where UN Fails?
The world's youngest country is anything but peaceful. Read more »
August 03, 2016
South Sudan: Nation Needs New Ideas, Not UN-Imposed Govt
We can all agree: all is not well in South Sudan. The young country's Independence Day celebrations were marred by renewed fighting, and the peace deal is hanging by the slenderest… Read more »
January 12, 2016
Africa: What (Else) to Expect in Africa in 2016?
Africa starts the New Year with many burning issues that escalated in 2015 and need urgent action. The crisis in Burundi, where grave human rights violations are continuing, and… Read more »
December 14, 2015
South Sudan: China's Role in Nation a Learning Curve
Things are not easy for China's combat troops in war-torn South Sudan. The same goes for the other troops in the United Nations Mission for South Sudan (UNMISS), says veteran… Read more »
October 29, 2015
Africa: And Justice for All
Africa has a very serious justice deficit. That should really be the lens through which to view the controversy about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its alleged bias… Read more »
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