Skip to the 3:50 mark for my latest TV spot, about the ancient Nuba Mountains stronghold in southern Sudan and the thousands of refugees hiding there from Sudanese bombers.
Archived posts from category ‘Sudan’
by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Weeks of fighting over a major disputed oil field along an ill-defined border between Sudan and the world’s newest nation, the breakaway Republic of South Sudan, has escalated to the brink of war. Welcome to Africa’s newest conflict, something the Obama administration worked hard to prevent. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir — an [...]
Pete’s Africa Round-Up
Côte d’Ivoire / Liberia
More than one month after former president Laurent Gbagbo was ousted after a tense post-election standoff that involved U.N. and French forces, the situation has stabilized but is still far from peaceful. The Liberian government has found an arms cache believed to belong to Liberian mercenaries who fought for Gbagbo. Also, there are still thousands of Ivorian refugees in Liberia, which itself is recuperating from a civil war.
Correspondent: Chad “Not Quiet”
Weeks following a potentially region-changing peace deal between Chad and Sudan, the former country remains on the brink of its own, internal crises. Shifting rains plus massive displacement resulting from years of fighting have combined to disrupt agriculture. “More than two million Chadians will be affected by hunger” this year, says Mahamat Tahir Issa, War Is Boring’s Chad correspondent.
Henry Anyidoho of Ghana, a decorated former soldier and peacekeeper noted for his service during the Rwandan genocide, is ending his long service in Darfur. For years the retired general has been posted in Darfur, first as the head of the U.N. assistance cell advising the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS), then as the deputy special representative of AMIS, and lastly as the A.U.-U.N. deputy joint special representative to UNAMID (and serving for a time as acting special representative after the departure of A.U.-U.N. joint special representative Rudolph Adada).