Protesters in Sudan demanding the end of military rule. (Photo/EPA-EFE/Stringer).

When The Camel’s Back Broke: How Sudan’s Economic Crisis Had A Role In Protests That Toppled al-Bashir

Since 2011, with the independence of the south, Sudan’s oil revenues have shrunk by 75%. With the trebling of the price of bread last December, and the rate of inflation hovering around 70%, the camels back was finally broken.


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A cleared minefield in South Sudan. The worst is not over. (Photo/UNMISS/Flickr).

South Sudan’s Nightmare Not About To End, As Thousands Flee Renewed Violence

There are more than 70 armed groups in South Sudan and one that didnt sign last year’s accord. Five years of civil war have left 1.9 million internally displaced and 2.4 million living as refugees in neighbouring countries.


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In DRC, concerns that manipulated data for those in need could drastically harm the ability to respond to their needs. (Photo/Riccardo Gangale/EU/ECHO/Flickr).

In DR Congo, UN Accused Of Bowing To Pressure To Cook The Books And Downplay Numbers Of People In Crisis

Aid groups say overlooking three million displaced people will dramatically impact their ability to respond to needs.


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Armed guards in Mali. (Photo/Philip Kleinfeld/IRIN).

Mali’s Spoilers: Fighting Among Armed Groups Intensifies, Leaving Hundreds Dead, Thousands Displaced

Islamist militants, once confined to the north, have slowly expanded their presence in the region since 2015, inflaming tensions.


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Breaking Bad In Burundi: Now You See Nkurunziza, Now You Don’t

300,000 people died in a 1993-2005 civil war and recent years have been marked by political unrest and violent oppression