Author Archives: Fabrice Musoni

South Sudan at a Crossroads: World’s Newest Nation at Risk

South Sudan faces its sternest challenge yet, as a political struggle in the upper echelons of power threatens to engulf the world’s newest nation in a full-scale civil war with ethnic overtones. Fighting appears to have intensified even though rival factions recently signed a cease-fire, intended to suspend the five-week long hostilities, which has claimed […]

Can Disaster be Averted in the Central African Republic?

The dire situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), a landlocked country the size of Texas with a population of  over 4 million, has sparked fears of a possible genocide and international efforts underway have so far failed to effectively prevent a serious humanitarian crisis. There have been disheartening reports of mass killings, beheadings of […]

Hollande hailed as Mali’s Savior

French President Francois Hollande received a hero’s welcome last weekend as he visited Mali’s historic city of Timbuktu, which French and Malian forces liberated from rebels and Islamist militants. The jury is still out on the merits and risks associated with external military intervention, but with widespread local support and international backing, the French-led mission […]

Demanding Peace in Kachin State

The fierce clashes between Burmese troops and Kachin rebels is a stark reminder of the misguided nature of the decision taken by the United States to lift all remaining sanctions on Burma without meaningful progress on peace efforts.  The administration’s response to the escalating conflict has not been commensurate to the worsening crisis. In light […]

Time for President Obama to Move Forward on Congo

The re-election of President Barack Obama affords his administration the opportunity to make good on prior commitments to improve the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Conditions in DRC have grown worse under Obama’s watch, as a new rebellion has not only caused massive displacement but now threatens regional stability. While regional […]

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