Africa: How Foreign Backing Is Keeping Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir in Power

[The Conversation Africa] Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989 when he led a coup, is facing the most serious challenge in his three decades in power.

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Liberia: Victim Furious Over Senator Johnson War Crimes Rants

[New Republic] The government of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) definitive stance on the establishment of war and economic crimes court is still pending. And so the latest outburst against advocates of the court by Nimba Senator Prince Johnson has been met with outrage

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Africa:South African President Rejects Claims of Chinese ‘Colonialism’

[Focac] Beijing -South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday dismissed allegations of China practicing colonialism in Africa, saying China instead has been a partner in boosting social and economic development on the continent.

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South Sudan:Top UN Envoy Worries About ‘Security Gap’ In Power-Sharing Deal

[ISS] Parties to the South Sudan conflict signed a power-sharing deal on 5 August 2018 in Khartoum. The latest governance arrangement is part of several deals reached in the past few months. However, the numerous broken peace deals in South Sudan in the past raise concerns about implementation.

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