A MILITARY coup d’etat in Sudan has ended Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. This is the sixth coup the country’s military have led since independence in 1956. The military were pressured into the coup by the country’s third major civilian uprising. Historically, the two most famous uprisings were the October Revolution of 1964, which ushered out Sudan’s first military regime, and …
The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.
After its peacekeeepers were killed in South Sudan and Mali, many Chinese citizens demanded revenge.
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
The Sudanese leader pledged in February last year that he would step down in 2020, but similar pledges were made in 2010 and 2014 – and he went back on his word.