Elections in Sudan

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President Bashir, in power for twenty-five years, will be re-elected. Sudan weakened by the separation of South Sudan in  2011, but untouched by reform. ICC indictment over Darfur ineffective. A report by Al Jazeera gives some useful background to the elections now taking place in Sudan (13 to 15 April), the first since the …

Redrawing the map

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Lines on the map do not last for ever. Borders in the Arab region do not reflect the choices or feelings of the population. Will that change? The sudden emergence of the so-called Islamic State and its control of eastern Syria and western Iraq has led to debate about whether the map based on the Sykes-Picot …