South Africa: No Surprises With ICC's Finding Against South Africa
There is some disappointment in the ICC's finding in respect of the absence of a sufficiently harsh penalty against South Africa in the matter of its failure to arrest Sudan's… Read more »
South Africa: Hague Court Ruling a Capitulation to a Wayward Child
Taking last week's International Criminal Court (ICC) judgment regarding South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir seriously seems a bit like taking the… Read more »
Sudan: Sanctions Eased, Khartoum Comes in From the Cold
South Africa was heavily criticised for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2015. But maybe South Africa was just ahead of the curve. With sanctions lifted and… Read more »
November 17, 2016
Sudan: 'A Guerrilla Movement With a Just Cause Can't Be Defeated'
You know about the fighting in South Sudan. You've heard of Darfur. But what about Blue Nile, South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains? Sudan's other civil war - forgotten all too… Read more »
October 26, 2016
Sudan: Real and Imagined
The discrepancy between fact and fiction in Sudan is perhaps most evident in the government-led National Dialogue. Initiated on October 10, 2015, the National Dialogue is intended… Read more »
August 15, 2016
South Africa: Sudan Needs a Hero - but Is Thabo Mbeki Really It?
The ongoing civil war in Sudan proper has been largely ignored, with attention focused on the chaos in South Sudan instead. But as world media and the international community turn… Read more »
May 17, 2016
Uganda: Déjà vu for Africa - Bashir Goes in and Out of Uganda Unscathed
Reports have confirmed that President Bashir was welcomed in Uganda this week for President Yoweri Museveni's swearing in ceremony as Museveni celebrates yet another term in… Read more »
April 21, 2016
Sudan: Sudan - Could the UN's Biggest Peacekeeping Mission Leave Darfur?
There's been some kind of international peacekeeping force in Darfur for more than a decade. While their role has always been unpopular with the Sudanese government, the current… Read more »
April 11, 2016
Sudan: Sudan - Darfur Referendum Is Another Step in Bashir's Rehabilitation
The Sudanese government is selling the Darfur referendum, which began on Monday, as an important step on the road to peace in the region. But Darfur's not fixed, far from it, and… Read more »
March 15, 2016
South Africa: State Tanks On Al-Bashir Ruling
Guess what? The South African government and its phalanx of expensive lawyers have lost another court case. This time, the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a High Court ruling that… Read more »
October 27, 2015
Africa: ICC Plays Hardball With South Africa On Al-Bashir
South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has created a dilemma for the International Criminal Court (ICC) about how to act against a state party that… Read more »
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