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Eritrea: Fighting Words of Peace

Interesting interview in Egypt’s Al Ahram Weekly with Eritrea’s president Isaias Afewerki.  On the heels of the Arab Spring, the President of Eritrea shares his views on the source of instability and uprisings in the region, as well as the impending … Continue reading

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On Its 7th Anniversary, Sudan’s Tinderbox Abyei is Aflame

How sad and frightfully ironic.  Seven years to the day since signing the Abyei Protocol with the SPLM,  Sudanese President Bashir’s troops and armed elements have forcibly entered the Abyei region, with civilians running for their lives as SAF forces and … Continue reading

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Libya Cares About Somalis! No Wait – They Care About Us!

(Note: If you or a refugee or migrant you know needs assistance in Libya, call the UNHCR hotline for refugees & asylum-seekers in Libya  at +218214777503) In the most ironic turn of events, Libya’s political and humanitarian crisis has somehow … Continue reading

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If Libya’s Gadhafi Goes – What’s Next for Africa?

As events continue to unfold in Libya, questions are quickly arising about what Gadhafi’s departure will mean for Sub Saharan Africa.  During the course of his forty-one (41!) year rule, Gadhafi has gone out of his way to redefine his … Continue reading

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Caught in Cairo: The Horn’s Refugees Struggle for Protection

I received an email yesterday from a blogger in Egypt about the current status of refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan who are caught in between Cairo’s chaos. Egypt is a transit hub for many of the Horn’s refugees. Some … Continue reading

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Referendum in South Sudan: Juba’s Jubilation, Abyei’s Pain

“I’m not going backward, I’m moving forward, forward to freedom.” – Southern Sudanese voters in Cairo, Egypt (Source: Reuters Africa) Jubilation. Euphoria.  Joy. Hope. Freedom. Those are some of the words Southern Sudanese used to describe the elation they felt … Continue reading

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Sudan 365 – Every Day, All Day

Did you know? Sudan’s referendum will officially kick off in less than an hour. And the global Sudan365 campaign has been telling you for over a year now – through beats, tunes, and the most delicious drum beat you will … Continue reading

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Meet Me at Sadat’s Station

My mind has been racing the past few days.  So many things happening in the world this month.  Sudan’s referendum. Haiti’s earthquake anniversary. Ivory Coast’s chaos. And now today’s shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a grocery store and fighting … Continue reading

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Abyei

“Juba’s fever is rising, the eve of self-determination is upon us!” – Text I just received from colleague in Juba, South Sudan, January 8, 2011

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Sudan’s Struggles: Lessons for Africa?

Just ahead of Sudan’s historic referendum, Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim, founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, issued an op-ed, “Sudan Is  A Warning to All of Africa“.   From Egypt, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Ivory Coast, to Ethiopia, … Continue reading

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