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Wars over Oil and Land Fuel Food Crisis in South Sudan

March 15, 2012


Originally published in The National: On January 28, South Sudan shut down oil production, the source of 98 per cent of the government’s revenue. Business people grew concerned about their investments in Juba, and diplomats worried about how the oil shutdown will affect the unstable relationship between Juba and Khartoum. Nearly two month later, oil […]

Will South Sudan Be Able to Stave Off a Food Crisis?

January 9, 2011


Originally published in The National: South Sudan went to the polls yesterday to vote on whether to secede from the north, the culmination of a peace process that ended decades of civil war. Balloting will last a week, but it appears a foregone conclusion that the country will vote for independence. No one is sure, […]

Africa Elections Expose Democracy's Fault Lines

January 5, 2011


Originally published in GlobalPost: NEW YORK — More than a month after its presidential election, Ivory Coast remains in political crisis. The incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, refuses to leave office, though the official vote count shows that he lost to opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. The country is teetering on the brink of civil war. Gbagbo […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Translator by Daoud Hari

April 25, 2008


Originally published in the Los Angeles Times: MOST Americans have heard of Darfur. Some know that it’s in western Sudan, that the U. S. has called the crisis there a genocide, and that the United Nations has authorized a peacekeeping force. Yet few understand the roots of the conflict, what is happening on the ground, […]

Crisis Guide: Darfur

December 1, 2007


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Darfur's Peace Process

June 18, 2007


Originally published on Introduction In May 2006, the Sudanese government signed a peace agreement with one of the rebel groups in Sudan’s western Darfur region. Yet one year later, the agreement is seen as a failure. Security has deteriorated and rebel groups have proliferated. International efforts have focused on pressing Khartoum to accept the […]