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Why Sudan Needs an Agreement Before Regional Powers Settle In

By Riley Madrian The constant tumult in Sudan is keeping the international community on its toes. After months of protesting and violence, the military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir in April of this year and established a transitional military council. The TMC declared there would be a two-year transitional period after…

Recent Developments in Sudan

On June 22, 2019, Posted by , In Africa, By , , With No Comments

By Riley Madrian Since December, the streets of Sudan have been filled with tens of thousands of peaceful protestors (Abdulbari). These demonstrations began over cuts to bread and fuel subsidies, but quickly turned to calls for the overthrow of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, whose 30-year rule has been marked by…

Bouteflika’s Succession Plan in Flux

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports, With Comments Off on Bouteflika’s Succession Plan in Flux

By Colton Quist             The Algerian presidential elections have been in a state of flux since the beginning of 2019. Initially former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika intended to run for reelection to a fifth term in office, but amid an outpouring of protests at this prospect due to allegations of corruption…

Algerian Presidential Turmoil

On May 25, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports, With Comments Off on Algerian Presidential Turmoil

By Sam Jacobsen Beginning in February 2019, Algeria played host to months of fierce protesting over wheelchair-bound President Bouteflika’s bid for re-election that was scheduled to take place in April. The election was subsequently postponed by interim President Bensalah to July 4th. Speculation has been rife in Algeria as well…

Democracies, Militaries, and Insurgencies: Islamic Fundamentalism in Libya and Chad

On February 9, 2019, Posted by , In Africa,Information Reports, With Comments Off on Democracies, Militaries, and Insurgencies: Islamic Fundamentalism in Libya and Chad

Written by Caitlin Stock After the death of Muhammar Ghaddafi and the subsequent end of the Libyan Jamahiriya, Libya’s transitional government has since crumbled into a multifaceted conflict with different political groups vying for power and influence over potent oil fields.  The General National Congress (GNC) took control over Libya…