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Sudan: Tragedy in the Nuba Mountains - Hunger and Starvation Are Constants
Ever since the war between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North and the government of Sudan broke out in June 2011, the government has carried out almost daily aerial… Read more »
Africa: Grim Outlook for Africans Seeking Refuge As Trump Looks to Ban Somalis, Sudanese
Less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump has made good on his signature campaign threat to start building a wall on the border with Mexico. A second executive order will… Read more »
May 05, 2016
Sudan: Student Protests Show How Much City Planning and Design Matter
Student protests in Sudan usually centre on politics. But something different is driving protests at the country's historic University of Khartoum in 2016: architecture and… Read more »
November 12, 2015
South Africa: Leaving the ICC Won't Absolve Govt of Legal Obligations
South Africa appears almost destined to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) if the governing African National Congress has its way. A hardening of the party's… Read more »
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