Tag Archives: South Sudan

Sudan coup: years of instability have made the army key power brokers

Justin Willis, Durham University Omar al-Bashir’s regime in Sudan was toppled in 2019, a demise hailed with cries of “just fall!” from protesters massing in the streets of the capital Khartoum. But the transition rested on a power-sharing deal between the protesters and Sudan’s powerful military, whose leaders had withdrawn their support for Bashir at a crucial moment. Twice before …

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How COVID-19 measures have affected food safety in East Africa

Traders leave their cabbages after the County Governor ordered the closure of the main open air market to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kisumu, Kenya. CASMIR ODUOR/AFP via Getty Images Florence Mutua, International Livestock Research Institute ; Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute , and Erastus Kang’ethe, University of Nairobi Foodborne diseases are thought to impose a …

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South Sudan’s chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of law

The separation of powers is critical for good governance. Yellow Dog Productions/The Image Bank Mark Deng, The University of Queensland South Sudan’s Chief Justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary. Others relate to overstepping the bounds of his judicial role by encroaching on the executive’s …

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