Omar al-Bashir

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Aug 19th, 2014
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By Jeff Roquen At the end of the Cold War a quarter of a century ago, a little-known army officer – Omar al-Bashir – conducted a coup d’etat in Sudan. Despite attempts to introduce and enforce Sharia law throughout the country, the religiously syncretic, non-Arab populations in the western and ...
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Jun 27th, 2014
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– By James Copnall The National Dialogue is dead’. The verdict comes from Ghazi Salaheddin Atabani, one of the longest-serving Islamist intellectuals of the Bashir era, who defected to the opposition late last year. He, and several other opposition leaders, had previously extended a cautious welcome ...
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Apr 13th, 2014
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The National Panel of Experts linked to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has slammed the International Rivers Network (IRN) for criticising the Renaissance Dam project, accusing the body of being biased and supporting Egypt against the dam. The panel accused, in a statement issued Thursday,...
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Apr 2nd, 2014
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By U S TV Reality Court Show Judge Greg Mathis In the Spring and Summer of 1994, almost 1 million African’s belonging to the Tutsi tribe of Rwanda were killed within 120 days. The Rwandan genocide began in April and the violence did not end until late July. Initial reports of genocide in Rwanda were ...
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Apr 1st, 2014
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Aldo Dell’Ariccia Abayomi Azikiwe A planned summit between the European Union and the African nation-states has been met with controversy and rejection. The Republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa which won their independence through formidable mass and ar...
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Mar 31st, 2014
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe will boycott the mammoth European Union-Africa summit after his wife Grace Mugabe was denied a visa to enter Europe, a foreign ministry official said on Friday. “We are no longer going to the EU-Africa. We disagreed on the composition of our delegation,&...
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Nov 11th, 2013
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By Eric Reeves Over the past month the fierce uprising that began in Sudan in late September has largely been quelled by the Khartoum regime’s brutal security forces. Ruthless intimidation by these forces makes it difficult to imagine a moment of similar explosiveness in the near future, though it is...
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Sep 9th, 2013
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South Sudan welcomes more investment from China and hopes the two country could further enhance bilateral cooperation for mutual benefits, said South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Arop Deng Kuol here on Sunday. The visit by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit to China in 2012 has enabled...
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Aug 22nd, 2013
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Addis Ababa — South Sudan and Sudan on Tuesday praised the role played by the late prime minister of Ethiopa Meles Zenawi in bringing peace between the two countries. The former prime minister also received praise from several African leaders during a memorial in Addis Ababa to mark the one-year anni...
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Aug 19th, 2013
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In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, ...