Statement

Responding to the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Nagorno-Karabakh

Tens of thousands of people from Nagorno-Karabakh have streamed into Armenia following Azerbaijan’s one-day offensive ending the enclave’s de facto self-governance. Outside powers should focus on meeting the refugees’ needs, protecting those few residents who wish to remain and preventing renewed conflict in the region.

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Как реагировать на гуманитарную катастрофу в Нагорном Карабахе

Десятки тысяч людей из Нагорного Карабаха устремились в Армению после однодневной наступательной операции Азербайджана, положившей конец фактическому самоуправлению анклава. Внешние силы должны сосредоточиться на том, чтобы удовлетворить нужды беженцев, защитить тех немногих жителей, кто решил остаться, и предотвратить возобновление конфликта в регионе.

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Statement / Africa

Time to Try Again to End Sudan’s War

Amid shifting military dynamics, a narrow window for dialogue about stopping the fighting in Sudan may have opened. But diplomacy is in disarray. Outside actors should urgently coordinate efforts to steer the belligerents toward a negotiated end to hostilities. 

 

Statement / Africa

Calming Tensions amid Nigeria’s Post-election Controversy

Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be sworn in as Nigeria’s president on 29 May, following an election dogged by legal challenges. With a weaker mandate than any of his predecessors, the new leader should take steps to reunite a fractured country facing numerous other problems.

Statement / Africa

Time for Somaliland and the Dhulbahante to Talk

Somaliland’s army and Dhulbahante militias are fighting for control of the town of Las Anod. The Dhulbahante want to join Somalia rather than be part of Somaliland’s state-building project. The two sides should agree to a ceasefire and prepare for overdue talks on the Dhulbahante’s administrative status.

Statement / Africa

Stopping Sudan’s Descent into Full-Blown Civil War

Fighting in cities across Sudan has left hundreds dead and trapped untold numbers at home in severe danger. If not halted, the conflict could become a devastating civil war. Local and outside actors should demand a humanitarian ceasefire, especially around Eid al-Fitr, followed by talks.

العنف المستمر في إسرائيل–فلسطين يمكن أن يشهد المزيد من التصعيد

مع إظهار المحتجين الإسرائيليين غضبهم حيال التشريعات غير الديمقراطية لحكومة أقصى اليمين في إسرائيل، تستمر الغارات العسكرية وهجمات المستوطنين في الضفة الغربية. ودون اتخاذ خطوات لخفض تصعيد الوضع، يمكن للعنف هناك أو في القدس أن يتصاعد خلال الأعياد الإسلامية واليهودية في الأسابيع القادمة.

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Statement / Africa

Canada Initiative Offers Opportunity for Cameroon Peace Process

Pre-talks between Cameroon’s government and Anglophone separatists, facilitated by Canada, have opened the door to a long-overdue peace process, but Yaoundé has baulked. The government should embrace these talks, while domestic and external actors should put their full weight behind the initiative.

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Statement / Africa

L’initiative canadienne offre une nouvelle opportunité pour le processus de paix au Cameroun

Les consultations préalables entre le gouvernement camerounais et les séparatistes anglophones, encouragées par le Canada, ont ouvert la porte à un processus de paix qui n’a que trop tardé, mais Yaoundé rechigne. Le gouvernement devrait accepter ces pourparlers, tandis que les acteurs intérieurs et extérieurs devraient peser de tout leur poids pour faire aboutir cette initiative.

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Statement / Africa

A Critical Window to Bolster Sudan’s Next Government

A deal between Sudan’s military and its factious political elites has opened the door to installing a civilian government. Signatories should work to win broader support during the current phase of negotiations, while outside actors should stand ready to offer financing if the agreement sticks.

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Statement / Africa

فرصة حيوية لتعزيز قوة حكومة السودان القادمة

 

لقد فتح الاتفاق الذي تم التوصل إليه بين الجيش السوداني ونخب السودان السياسية المنقسمة الباب أمام تشكيل حكومة مدنية. ولذلك ينبغي على الموقعين على الاتفاق أن يعملوا على كسب دعم أوسع خلال المرحلة الراهنة من المفاوضات، في حين يتعين على الجهات الفاعلة الخارجية أن تكون مستعدة لتقديم التمويل إذا صمد الاتفاق.

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Brazil: The Mob Leaves Its Mark

The assault on Brazilian state institutions purposely evoked the 2021 incursion into the U.S. Capitol. As in the aftermath of that event, the job of law enforcement overlaps with the more delicate task of identifying the political and financial circles that made the riot possible.

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Brasil: a turba deixa sua marca

O ataque às instituições estatais brasileiras evocou propositalmente a incursão de 2021 ao Capitólio dos Estados Unidos. Como ocorrido depois daquele evento, o trabalho das forças policiais e do Judiciário se junta à tarefa mais delicada de identificar os círculos políticos e financeiros que possibilitaram o tumulto.

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Brasil: La turba deja su huella

El asalto a las instituciones estatales brasileñas deliberadamente evocó la incursión de 2021 en el Capitolio estadounidense. Al igual que después de ese evento, la labor de las fuerzas del orden público se superpone con la tarea aún más delicada de identificar los círculos políticos y financieros que hicieron posible el asalto.

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Statement / Africa

Regional Powers Should Drive Diplomacy in DR Congo as M23 Surrounds Goma

Fighting has intensified in North Kivu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with M23 rebels now partially encircling the major city Goma. Regional leaders, particularly Kenya, should press hard for a halt to the insurgent advances and urge Kinshasa and Kigali to reduce tensions.

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Statement / Africa

Privilégier la diplomatie régionale en RD Congo alors que le M23 encercle Goma

Les combats se sont intensifiés au Nord-Kivu, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, et les rebelles du M23 encerclent désormais partiellement Goma, la capitale provinciale. Les dirigeants régionaux, en particulier au Kenya, devraient faire pression pour endiguer la progression des insurgés et inciter Kinshasa et Kigali à apaiser les tensions.

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Statement / Africa

Turning the Pretoria Deal into Lasting Peace in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s federal government and leaders in the war-torn Tigray region signed a peace accord on 2 November, followed by an implementation deal ten days later. After making these steps toward ending the conflict, all parties must act responsibly to build a solid foundation for peace.

Statement / Africa

Overcoming Somaliland’s Worsening Political Crisis

Somaliland is going through considerable political turmoil. The government and opposition disagree over the sequencing of two forthcoming high-stakes elections, and both sides are digging in. International partners should push the two sides to reach consensus, while standing by to mediate if talks fail.

Statement / Africa

A Call to Action: Averting Atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray War

A joint Ethiopian-Eritrean offensive has made significant gains in Tigray, marking yet another turn in Ethiopia’s brutal conflict. The risk of large-scale attacks on civilians is high. African and world leaders should take urgent action to prevent an even worse humanitarian catastrophe.

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