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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