northern africa

Ousted Sudan President gets 2 years

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a correctional facility after being found guilty of corruption and illegitimate possession of foreign currency.

'Putin's chef' sharpens Russian propaganda skills in Africa

In the runup to the 2020 election, the graduates of Russia's infamous "troll factory" are honing their fake-news skills. This time, they are doing it openly, using Africa as a proving ground — and with the help of Alexander Malkevich, a Russian propagandist exiled from the US.

New York Times cites dangers reporter face in Trump era

A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, says President Trump has undermined "his own citizens' faith in the news organizations attempting to hold him accountable" and has "effectively given foreign leaders permission to do the same with their countries' journalists."

George Clooney's warning on South Sudan

Actor George Clooney has called for action against multinationals, western tycoons and brokers who have profited from South Sudan's violent instability, warning policy makers that "if you don't care" what happens in South Sudan its problems "will end up on your doorstep."