Africa

Slaughter in Sudan and the US Role

Thousands of Americans have been protesting for eight months against the murder and misery in Gaza. We have felt complicit because the bill is largely paid for by the US government, with our tax dollars. Although the number being killed or facing starvation in Sudan is far greater, we have …

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How Sudan’s Wars Of Succession Shape The Current Conflict – Analysis

Sudan Today Since fighting broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the government-sponsored paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in April of 2023, according to the International Rescue Committee at least 25 million people out of a total population of roughly 48.7 million are in need of basic humanitarian …

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Analysts worried by report of Sahel militants crossing into Nigeria

Regional security analysts are warning Nigerian authorities to take caution following a new report that armed militants operating in Africa’s volatile Sahel region have a found their way into northwest Nigeria through the borders of the Republic of Benin. Wednesday’s security report, “Dangerous Liaisons” by the Dutch research think tank …

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Five Factors Shaping the Future of Egypt-Israel Relations

The Gaza war has strained Egyptian-Israeli relations to an unprecedented level and raised questions about the future of their 1979 peace treaty that has been a cornerstone of Arab-Israeli peace. U.S. officials met recently in Cairo with their Israeli and Egyptian counterparts against a backdrop of mutually diminishing confidence between …

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How Palestinians who fled Syria war to Egypt are forced into illiteracy

As Israel floats resettlement of Gazans in Sinai, ARIJ investigation gathers unprecedented data on exclusion of Palestinian children from Egypt schools. “We’re waiting for residency so our children can live, we’re not living. […] Children not being able to learn, this is not life,” said Sanaa Mohammed (pseudonym) vehemently. Sanaa …

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What Italy’s Mattei Plan could mean for North Africa

In-depth: Italy’s ambitious new development plan aims to revolutionise its ties with Africa. But is it just about energy deals and stopping migration? Enrico Mattei was a leading figure in post-war Italy who went down in history for relaunching the Italian petroleum agency Agip, founded by Benito Mussolini, into state …

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels detain 11 UN staffers as well as aid workers in sudden crackdown

Eleven Yemeni employees of United Nations agencies have been detained by Yemen’s Houthi rebels under unclear circumstances, authorities said Friday, as the rebels face increasing financial pressure and airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition. Others working for aid groups also have been taken. The detentions come as the Houthis, who seized …

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What to know about Russia’s growing footprint in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat pledged help and military assistance while on a whirlwind tour of several countries in Africa’s sub-Saharan region of Sahel this week, as Moscow seeks to grow its influence in the restive, mineral-rich section of the continent. Russia is emerging as the security partner …

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Rethinking U.S. Africa Policy Amid Changing Geopolitical Realities

Since 2020, Africa has seen more political unrest, violent extremism, and democratic reversals than any other region in the world. A wave of coups has washed across the Sahel and West Africa, leaving authoritarians in power in numerous countries. In addition, the continent has served as a stage for the …

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Iran’s intervention in Sudan’s civil war advances its geopolitical goals

Iran’s role in funding and arming proxy groups in the Middle East has been well documented and has gotten extra attention since the Hamas-led attack in Israel in October 2023. Similarly, Tehran’s arms shipments to Russia are well known and have prompted complaints and sanctions from the West. But Tehran …

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