Why Sudan’s Al-Bashir must not fall

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa

Protests broke out following a hike in fuel prices as Sudan seeks to shore up its budget by lifting the heavy subsidies it has implemented over the years to ease the pressure of sanctions on the general populace. Although if we apply some perspective, 1 litre of petrol became 11 cents (that is 0.11 USD), and is still one of …

What They Don’t Tell You About Sanctions

Gesu Antonio Baez #TheOtherNarrative

By Gesu Antonio Baez Twitter: @JesusABaez Early this year, Former US President Obama (in one of his final moves as president) signed an executive order to lift economic sanctions against the East African state of Sudan, in efforts to resume economic activity between the two countries which has been blocked for more than two decades. The Arab League and Sudanese …

The Battle of Adwa that shook Africa

OmarZ Sub-Saharan Africa

The 1st of March, 2015, was the 119th anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in which the Ethiopian Empire defeated the Kingdom of Italy. Not only did this battle secure Ethiopia’s sovereignty but ensured its unique status of being the only African nation not to be colonised following the ‘Scramble for Africa’. The victory at Adwa which resulted in Ethiopia’s …