The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.
We had rules against killing civilians, but unfortunately that is not always the case. Children are forced to do horrible things that destroy their innocence and scar their souls forever.
A president should be a trustworthy person fighting for the common interest of all citizens. However, this is not the case for the Sudan.
The UN needs to take tougher action on member states that deliberately disrespect their obligations. This will hopefully deter other suspects from Darfur, Sudan from visiting other member states of the UN.
Let us do what we can to make sure that the future girls of South Sudan will have opportunities their mothers only could dream of. And let us hope that these girls will become the backbone of the new nation.
As we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, governments around the world should honor girls by giving them the tools they need to grow into the healthy, educated, economically independent women they have the potential to be.
The long-suffering people of Darfur will mark their tenth anniversary in refugee camps, wondering what they have to do to be heard by a world that professes to care about human rights.
A few weeks ago, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir made major news headlines when he visited neighboring Chad to attend the summit of the Community o...
The visit of a president to a neighboring country should not be breaking news, unless the visiting president happens to be subject to an arrest warrant for heinous crimes and the host country is a state party to the Court that issued those warrants.
President Omar Al-Bashir will be visiting Chad this coming weekend to participate in the Summit of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States. The Sudanese president is subject to two arrest warrants for atrocities committed against his own people in Darfur.
The female Sudanese activist, like her counterparts in Bahrain, Tunis and Egypt, does not shy away from defying patriarchy in the face of political discrimination.
The conflict in Darfur is not new, and despite some international attention and efforts by human rights activists to stop this ongoing (and apparently never-ending) conflict, it has ruined the lives of over a half million people.
This week Leon Panetta said America has "a responsibility to go after al Qaeda wherever they are." He was referring to U.S. efforts to assist the French in Mali. Yet, not that far away, the U.S. turns a blind eye to extreme Islamist policies and actions that threaten America's security.
The conflict may seem a sideshow to the better-known fighting in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state or in Darfur, but civilians in Blue Nile are suffering similar and related brutality.
The United Nations and other credible observers estimate that the wave of violence in Darfur may have killed as many as 500,000 people. We, as an international community continue to fail the victims.
If we consider what has happened in countries such as Mali and Sudan, and what is now happening in the CAR, it appears that radical political change in the failed or failing states of SSA is the new normal.