Sudan Following the independence of South Sudan in 2011 Sudan’s political and economic problems remain intractable. According to a Reuters report South Sudan took with it three quarters of the oil, the main source of foreign currency, and inflation is around 40%.
FGM The UK House of Commons home affairs committee has published a report on female genital mutilation (FGM), sometimes known as female circumcision.
Sudan Since the independence of South Sudan international news coverage has concentrated on conflict between North and South; on 5 April the President of South Sudan visited Khartoum for talks on security and other bilateral issues.
South Sudan Fighting broke out in Juba on 15 December 2013 between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels allied to his sacked deputy Riek Machar and has spread to much of the country.
South Sudan: lurching into civil war South Sudan is on the geographical fringe of the WAND area of interest, and after two and a half years of independence it is not clear how closely its affairs will be linked with those of the Arab world.
Sudan: fuel price protests Recent news from Sudan has mainly covered conflict in the border regions and with South Sudan, but in the last week there have been serious disturbances in Khartoum, triggered by cuts in fuel subsidies which the government has defended as necessary following the separation from South Sudan in 2011 in which …
Yemen: fighting, drones, refugees – and dialogue Violence in Yemen continues. For example 13 people were reported killed on 19 August in Amran governorate north of Sanaa in tribal clashes between Houthis and Islah using heavy weapons .