Record Flooding Kills 100 in Sudan

Sudanese authorities have declared a three-month state of emergency after record flooding left over a hundred people dead and tens of thousands homeless. Floodwaters are also threatening to damage Sudan’s ancient Meroe Pyramids, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The River Nile has crested to its highest level in one hundred years.  At least 103 people […]

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Mali’s New Leadership Raises Questions About French Counterinsurgency Mission

Over the past seven years, France’s Barkhane counterinsurgency operation in the Sahel has weathered terrorist attacks, flagging political support from its African allies, and growing popular protests against the ongoing presence of Paris, the region’s former colonial power. Now, it faces the coup in Mali. August’s power grab by a group of army colonels — […]

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