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Darfur Peace Deal is a Ploy

March 18, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: BUNGOMA, Kenya — “The war in Darfur is over,” Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir recently proclaimed, one day after signing a peace deal with one of the main rebel factions in Darfur. On the surface, the peace deal would seem to be a positive development for Sudan. In reality, it is just […]

Angola Errs in Ending Presidential Elections

February 9, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: NEW YORK — Angola, Africa’s biggest oil producer, had hoped that hosting January’s Africa Cup of Nations would bring positive publicity to the country. Those hopes of promoting a good picture of Angola were first dashed when Angolan separatists attacked the bus carrying the Togo team, killing three people. This made […]

Uganda Should Consult Ghana on Oil

January 30, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: KAMPALA, Uganda — In 2009, Uganda discovered oil reserves in its side of the Lake Albert Rift Basin that could place it in the ranks of major African producers such as Chad and Equatorial Guinea. The oil discovery — optimistic estimates place it at 2 billion barrels — is just a […]

DR Congo Must Reform Its Security Forces

January 6, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: TYAZO, Rwanda — On Dec. 23, the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of its peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It should have allowed the force’s mandate to lapse. The 20,000-strong force in DRC, known as MONUC (for the French of United Nations Mission in the Democratic […]

Africa's Big Issues for 2010

January 2, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: TYAZO, Rwanda — Africa tends to burst into international news whenever a new conflict starts or an old one resurges. Africans across the continent lament this crisis coverage, complaining that the positive trends and stories in Africa go unnoticed. However in June 2010, the soccer World Cup will descend on South […]