What happens if President Salva steps down voluntarily?

Written by Luka Kuol, Global Fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway. Washington, 28th May 2018   The rapid degeneration of the situation in South Sudan on a trajectory towards the Hobbesian state made many circles to call for President Salva to step down for various reasons, but the final decision rests with him….

Ethiopia’s leader: Old wine in new bottle?

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has shown some signs of wanting to change the political landscape in the country. Can he resist pressure from “deep-state” forces and bring about needed change in the country? Or will he just be like old wine in a new bottle? The article attempts to address these questions.  In…

NYT Ignores US Role—in Multiple Media By – Jim Naureckas

New York Times Cairo bureau chief Declan Walsh went to Benghazi, Libya, which is in ruins, to find out how it got that way. “When I went to Benghazi, I was guided by one main question: How did the city come to this?” he declares in his multimedia presentation, which combines text, audio, video and…

We Will Not Forget: THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF LAVALAS IN HAITI

On February 29, 2004, the constitutional government of Haiti was overthrown, bringing Haiti’s ten-year experience with democracy to a brutal end. Orchestrated by the United States, France and Canada, the coup forced President Jean-Ber- trand Aristide into exile and removed thousands of elected officials from office. A year after the coup, the Haitian people continue…