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Sudan should learn the emerging lessons of Egypt

Africa’s largest country is about to be split into two, and there is much that needs to be done politically, economically – and, above all, democratically The events in Cairo are going to provide an uneasy backdrop to President Omar al-Bashir‘s attempts to maintain his monopoly on power in Egypt’s neighbour, Sudan. One lesson that […]

South Sudan capital votes 97.5% to break away

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 21:09 (AFP) JUBA, Sudan — The once sleepy south Sudan town of Juba that hopes to become the world’s newest national capital opted 97.5 percent for independence, preliminary results from a landmark vote showed Wednesday. There were 211,018 votes cast for independence for the mainly Christian, African region against just 3,650 […]

Sudan — A nation divided: Eritrea and Ethiopia’s proxy war

Part 6  Saturday 25 December 2010 / by KASSAHUN  Eritrea’s importance in the Horn of Africa regional politics is dictated more by its strategic location along the Red Sea than its wealth. Despite talks of gold discovery, Eritrea is one the world’s poorest countries with an economy that was further bankrupted by a costly and […]

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