South Sudan’s Kiir finally appears to opt for peace

After dithering about it for a couple of days, yesterday South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir reportedly told US Secretary of State John Kerry that he was prepared to sign an agreement to end that country’s 20+ month long civil war. Salva Kiir told US Secretary of State John Kerry he had decided to sign after… Continue reading South Sudan’s Kiir finally appears to opt for peace

Sudan’s other war crimes

It’s probably safe to say that you’ve heard of Darfur, the site of some of the 21st century’s most egregious war crimes, courtesy of Sudan’s unfortunately not arrested President Omar al-Bashir. Twelve years after Bashir’s government decided to deal with unrest in Darfur by pretty much depopulating the place (300,000 people were killed), many people… Continue reading Sudan’s other war crimes

Haven’t you had your chance?

In June, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a trade bloc in the Horn of Africa/Upper Nile/Great Lakes region that includes Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, and Rwanda, unveiled a plan for a sustainable long-term settlement to the almost two year-long civil war in South Sudan. It called for power-sharing between the… Continue reading Haven’t you had your chance?