Giddy Zimbabweans gather in capital to march against Mugabe

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Euphoric crowds of several thousand people have gathered in Zimbabwe’s capital to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power. In a colorful gathering that even days ago would have drawn an immediate police crackdown, Zimbabweans giddy with joy raced through intersections, raising their arms in triumph. Young men shouted, laughed and embraced. READ ALSO: Mugabe makes first public appearance amid talks on departure Some had posters with an image ...

ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The International Criminal court ruled Thursday that a radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. The court in the Netherlands found that Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi had intentionally directed attacks against nine mausoleums and a mosque door in 2012, and ordered him to pay for damage to the buildings, economic losses and moral harm to victims - primarily the people of Timbuktu, who depend ...

Libya’s logical conclusion?

Monday, 27 February 2017

Last week’s Libya talks in Cairo may have cemented the beleaguered country’s future. UN-installed Government of National Accord (GNA) Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, from Tripoli, failed to meet with Libyan Field Marshal Kahlifa Haftar. The meeting was a non-starter for Serraj who bore witness to Egypt’s chief-of-staff, Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy, trying to get the Libyan Field Marshal to talk with the GNA prime minister. Egypt’s unwavering support for Haftar, who is ...

Dr. Theodore Karasik

UN: About 243,000 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

Friday, 26 August 2016

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have also sought refuge in other neighboring countries

South Sudan requests $1.9 billion in aid from China

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The funds will help develop oil fields and infrastructure: Foreign Minister

Nationwide lack of essential medicines in South Sudan

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to express its frustration that, in an already dramatic context of protracted violence and displacement, the warning we formulated a year ago to the humanitarian community and donors did not lead to any structural or decisive action to prevent a countrywide shortage of essential drugs. The conflict in South Sudan has now continued for over two years, heavily impacting its population and putting as always the most vulnerable at risk. On top of ...

Dr. Joanne Liu

Tunisia’s noble success, where many have failed

Monday, 14 December 2015

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet in October. It was awarded to people who worked to prevent their country from falling into the abyss due to the winds of change during the Arab Spring. What the people of Tunisia accomplished speaks for itself, Nobel Prize aside. Taking a look at what’s happening in neighboring countries, like Libya, for example, is enough to tell you that. Tunisia has walked the same path as Libya but it did not collapse into the ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Tunisia terror attack 'was inevitable'

Friday, 20 March 2015

In most conversations about the disastrous Arab Spring, Tunisia is always celebrated as the sole success model

Raed Omari

Egypt charters bright new course

Friday, 20 March 2015

Last week’s Egypt Economic Development Conference saw billions of dollars in aid and investment promised

Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi

How much longer until Egypt’s parliamentary elections?

Monday, 2 March 2015

Egypt was due to have a parliamentary election soon, but once again it faces further delays

H.A. Hellyer

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