Sudan: Bringing Al-Bashir to Justice – the Pros and Cons of Various Options

[The Conversation Africa] After coming into power in a military coup in 1989, Omar al-Bashir, former president of Sudan, targeted the civilian populations in the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawo regions of Darfur, whom he regarded as opposing his rule. According to the International Criminal Court, he played an active role in the design and coordination of the atrocities against them.

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Africa: AU Needs a More Robust Response to Conflict in Cameroon

[The Conversation Africa] The violent conflict that erupted in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon in 2016 continues unabated. It was triggered by the government’s repression of protests over the increasing influence of French in the English-speaking legal and educational institutions, and by the perceived marginalisation of the country’s Anglophone regions.

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Lessons for Lebanon from its struggling neighbours

IT IS PROBABLY the first time in years that Lebanon has wanted to turn down a loan. With the economy in free fall the country’s new government, seated in January after months of horse-trading, has reluctantly turned to the IMF for help. They held a first round of talks on February 20th

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