Crackdown on civil society in Sudan emboldens hardliners and detractors

Crackdown on civil society in Sudan emboldens hardliners and detractors

Sudan does not need more civil war – the pathway to peace is “open dialogue, democracy and respect for human rights”. In my many travels to Khartoum, Sudan, over the years, I have been inspired by the resilience, courage and vision of civil society leaders and activists. I am impressed by the commitment of these non-partisan […]

Kenya’s neighbors apprehensive as polls near

  By Philipp Sandner / sh 01,March 2013, (DW)Kenya’s neighbors have been taking precautions ahead of the March 4 elections. Should there be a repeat of the violence seen five years ago, imports of Kenyan goods could be disrupted. The opinion of the oldest members of a community should be treated with respect. That maxim […]

Ethiopian leader very present 6 months after death

Ethiopian leader very present 6 months after death

BY KIRUBEL TADESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS 26 February 2013 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s long-ruling leader died half a year ago, but it seems Meles Zenawi still holds on to power. In the capital, his face looks down from hundreds of posters plastered on walls, and government representatives vow to implement the late Meles’ vision without […]

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