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Sudanese president leaves South Africa; court says he should have been arrested

Sudanese President Omar Bashir

Special to WorldTribune.com Sudanese President Omar Bashir flew out of South African on June 15 despite a court order a day earlier that he remain until a judge decided if he should be arrested and sent to face International Criminal […]

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Reports of missile strike on Sudan weapons facility tied to Israeli drone

Fire rages at the Yarmouk arms complex in Khartoum.

Special to WorldTribune.com Unconfirmed reports say Israel launched an air strike on a weapons facility in Sudan on May 6, while the Sudanese Army claims it shot down an Israeli drone. According to Arab media reports, a missile attack was […]

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New Nigerian leader faces Boko Haram threat backed by Sudan, Turkey and Qatar

Nigeria President Elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. / Ben Curtis / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Abuja. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (People’s Democratic Party: PDP) on March 31, conceded defeat in the March 28-29, presidential election, paving the way for Maj.-Gen. (Ret.) Muhammadu Buhari, 72, to be sworn-in […]

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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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Once beyond hope, Africa’s Sahel region is now targeted by terror

Sahel

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The vast swath of nine countries bordering the southern reaches of the Sahara desert are marked by poverty, drought and chronic instability. Yet these oft-forgotten lands are increasingly making the […]

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Report: Sudan Army uses rape in Darfour as policy

UN investigators interview Darfour alleged rape victims in 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The Sudanese Army has been using rape as policy in a rebel province, a report said. Human Rights Watch said the Sudanese Army has been systematically raping women and girls in the western province of […]

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Darfur, 2015: Hell without the cameras

UN investigators interview Darfour alleged rape victims in 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In recent years there’s been a dearth of media coverage of Darfur’s humanitarian crisis. What had once been a focus for both diplomatic and high profile celebrity efforts to detail […]

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China deploys combat troops to protect vast oil assets in S. Sudan

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Africa has become so important to China that it actually deployed combat troops to a strife-ridden region to safeguard Chinese-owned or operated oil facilities. South Sudan declared independence in 2010 from Sudan for […]

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Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan by backing Riek Machar

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, right, and his former Vice President turned rebel leader Riek Machar.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized self-interests, there have been repeated efforts to […]

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Man armed with sword invades Sudan palace, kills two guards

Presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan. / Ebrahim Hamid / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Sudanese President Omar Bashir has come under attack. At least three people were killed in an attack on Bashir’s palace in Khartoum. Officials said a man killed two guards as he tried to enter the […]

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