The Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have begun fighting each other. The root of the conflict lies in disagreements over integrating the paramilitary into the army. The Sudanese left has noted that both parties seek to escalate armed conflict, so that it can be used as a reason to not hand over power to civilian forces, reports Pavan Kulkarni for Peoples Dispatch.
Attacks by Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia whose sovereignty claim has no international recognition, have caused over 1,500 injuries since February 6 in the city of Las Anod, which is at the heart of the movement to reunify the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) areas with Somalia. Pavan Kulkarni reports for People's Dispatch.
As the United States and the United Kingdom are increasingly legitimizing secessionist rule in Somaliland, whose sovereignty has no international recognition, a unionist movement seeking a united Somalia threatens to unravel the self-declared republic. Pavan Kulkarni of Peoples Dispatch reports.
Attempts by an alliance of foreign powers, domestic right-wing parties and the military junta to consolidate an authoritarian state in Sudan will be defeated by mass movements, said the Sudanese Communist Party. Pavan Kulkarni reports for Peoples Dispatch.
The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) became “hostage to the Moroccan authorities,” unable even “to report on the human rights situation in the territory,” said Kamal Fadel, Western Sahara’s representative to Australia and the Pacific. Pavan Kulkarni reports for Peoples Dispatch.
A Kenyan foreign ministry communique has clarified newly elected President William Ruto's tweet on rescinding recognition for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was arbitrary and has no bearing on Kenya’s foreign policy, reports Pavan Kulkarni of Peoples Dispatch.