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2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 7: Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan


Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 19: Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized self-interests, there have been repeated […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

Boat People

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Iran loses ground in Africa as Sudan joins Saudi coalition in Yemen

Sudan Finance Minister Abdul Rahman Dirar

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran may be losing its grip on its gateway to Africa as Sudan moves closer to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has deposited $1 billion in the central bank of sanctions-hit Sudan over the past two months, the […]

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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


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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