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“Yet there’s no place for us”: Trump’s Executive Order epitomises a global trend of exclusion

TweetLucy Hovil President Trump’s recent Executive Order is, without a doubt, extreme. The four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US, and the temporary ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, is both ridiculous … Continue reading

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The post-electoral impasse in the Gambia

TweetDjibril Balde with Kristof Orlans A week after accepting defeat in the Gambia’s 1 December polls, President Yahya Jammeh, in an extraordinary volte-face, rejected the results of the presidential election and ordered soldiers to take control of the Independent Electoral Commission … Continue reading

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Referendum in Darfur: Closing chapter of the conflict or travesty of justice?

TweetOn 23 April, it was announced that almost 98% of voters in Darfur’s referendum voted for maintaining the region as five states. The referendum – organised over three days in mid-April by the Sudanese authorities – allowed the people of … Continue reading

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Challenging Discriminatory Legislation in Sudan Using African Legal Architecture

TweetImagine you are born in a country, to parents who were also born in that country, and all your life you believed you were a citizen of that country – with all the rights that go along with it. Then, … Continue reading

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Pregnant Sudanese woman faces public flogging and execution if convicted of apostasy and adultery in Khartoum court

TweetMeriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman currently pregnant with her second child, is facing punishments of public flogging and execution if found guilty on baseless charges of apostasy and adultery in an upcoming hearing to be convened by Sudan’s Criminal … Continue reading

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Northern-based researchers leaching the global South

TweetI recently had a call from a young student who is planning to do fieldwork among a group of refugees in East Africa. She had been told by her professor she did not need to obtain official research permission from … Continue reading

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Tough times in Uganda: but Mr. President, please don’t cut the defence budget!

TweetOn one of the social networks I subscribe to there was this posting: “Many States in the world have corrupt officials. In Uganda, the corrupt have a State.”  Who wouldn’t understand this given the amount of money meant for poor … Continue reading

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South Africa’s ongoing battle against inequality

TweetOn 16 August, police opened fire on a group of striking miners at South Africa’s Lonmin-Marikana mine leaving 37 dead and 78 injured. This took place in the new South Africa – not the old one where police repression was … Continue reading

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