Prime Minister of Sudan’s transitional government, Abdalla Hamdok.
Sudan’s new government came to power after a people-driven process to oust former President Omar al-Bashir. It must be careful to place ordinary Sudanese at the centre of the reforms process.
General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, left, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok at an October 2020 ceremony celebrating the peace deal.
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The transitional government has achieved a monumental milestone, but peace agreements in Sudan have been known to fall apart quickly.
A demonstrator stands with a sign reading: “Demands: sack the local authority, disarm militias, protect citizens, cattle, and farmland, and end friction between farmers and shepherds”, during a protest in Central Darfur.
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The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
Peacekeepers patrol the premises of a UN civilian protection site in Juba
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United Nations peacekeeping operations need to be refashioned to meet the needs of an ever evolving world.
A woman flashes the V for victory sign as Sudanese protesters demonstrate in Khartoum on July 25, 2019.
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Remaining nonviolent despite enormous provocation made it difficult for the regime to depict the movement in a negative light
Sudanese protestors celebrate a deal with the ruling generals on a new governing body, in the capital Khartoum, recently.
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The African Union’s staunch support for al-Bashir, cloaked in criticism of the International Criminal Court, denied justice to the millions affected by the conflict in Sudan.
Sudanese protesting against the conflict in Darfur.
Ousted president Omar al-Bashir could face the International Criminal Court for his role in Sudan’s clampdown on the non-Arab people of Darfur.
Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir appears in court in Khartoum on December 14, 2019. He was later sentenced to two years in prison for corruption.
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The ICC must not further destroy its credibility by cooperating with the sorts of bad actors who should be before a court themselves.
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
Rwandan soldiers line up to receive their UN peacekeeping medals for their work in Juba, South Sudan in 2019.
The number of personnel deployed in UN peacekeeping has slowly been decreasing.
The International Criminal Court has renewed calls for the arrest of former Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir has resigned after three decades in power.
Sudanese protesters against al-Bashir’s regime have scored an important victory. But there’s a long way to go before democracy is restored.
Skulls of those murdered by the Pol Pot regime in the Killing Fields of Cambodia in a shrine to the dead.
For Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, ‘never again’ was ‘a prayer, a promise, a vow’. Unfortunately, this vow is all too often broken.
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Kofi Annan’s tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons – peacebuilding and human security.
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We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
A Rohingya refugee boy at a camp in Bangladesh in November 2017.
Foreign MPs can strengthen the message that violence towards the Rohingya has consequences for Myanmar’s future relations with European countries.
Cutting back on peace keeping.
Slashing funding will put carefully crafted initiatives at risk – and people will die because of it.
Omar al-Bashir (centre, blue suit) at the infamous 2015 African Union summit in Johannesburg.
Arguably Africa’s most powerful diplomatic player, South Africa is now backing out of the world’s most important mechanism for bringing war criminals to justice.
Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma being welcomed on his arrival in Khartoum by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year.
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South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC could have mere symbolic value. The country will continue to have obligations to binding decisions taken by the UN Security Council – including those pertaining to the court.