The Anti-Coup Resistance that Halted Sudan’s Transition to Democratic Rule

Written by: Garrett Halak Sudan has been considered the “coup laboratory” of the world with a history of approximately 15 attempted coups, 10 of which were thwarted. For many, these coups are a part of Sudanese life, and while there existed hope for eventual stability in early 2021, another coup was impending.  Throughout January of…

The Forgotten Crisis of 2020

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow We are almost six months into 2020, and everybody can agree upon the fact that this is, to say the least, a tumultuous time to be alive. The country has already seen a global pandemic, an economic recession, impeachment trial, and an upcoming election. But there’s one area that seems everybody…

A Final Punch in Egypt’s Free Speech

Written by: Harry Colvin On Saturday, November 23rd, Egyptian forces raided the office of Mada Masr, Egypt’s last significant independent news outlet. Mada Masr’s official Twitter account posted a statement revealing that the raid began around 1:30 p.m. local time, as the security forces began confiscating laptops and phones from employees. All employees of the…

Cameroon’s Human Rights Violations and Their Consequences

Written by: Emery Jochnau United States President Donald Trump recently made a bold economic decision regarding the North African country of Cameroon. Trump announced that due to consistent human rights violations he would be cutting trade benefits for the country and removing them from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The AGOA is a…

Le Pouvoir and the Algerian Deep State

Written by: Alex El Ghaoui Massive anti-government protests in Algeria have led to the resignation on April 2 of eighty-two-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after twenty years in power. Former President Bouteflika, the longest-serving head of state in Algeria’s history, had rarely been seen in public after suffering a paralyzing stroke in 2013. In fact, in…

The Khartoum Mistake

Written by: Emily Wurst Khartoum – the capital city of Sudan, and the namesake of a process that threatens the wellbeing of thousands. The Khartoum Process, otherwise known as the ‘EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative’, was established in 2014 as a “platform for political cooperation among the countries along the migration route between the…