Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.
For Once We Were Strangers
In Israel, thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers are stuck in limbo. Photographer Kobi Wolf documents a national crisis.
Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam
Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood.
U.S. Finally Lifts Sudan Sanctions, Citing Better Cooperation on Counterterrorism
Rights advocates, fearing loss of leverage over Khartoum, are dismayed
Sudan Hopes for Sanctions Repeal as Deadline Looms
Khartoum hopes to get a permanent lifting of sanctions now that it’s playing ball with Washington in the fight on terror.
GOP Senator Blocks Plans to Fill Africa Post at State Department
A lone Republican lawmaker is threatening to hold up the Trump administration’s pick for the next assistant secretary for Africa.
Disorganized White House Blamed for Delay in Sudan Sanctions Decision
Lack of key appointments may have forced the Trump administration to push back the deadline.
Sudan Hires U.S. Lobbyist to Roll Back Sanctions
As Khartoum tries to convince the Trump administration it's worth more as a counterterror partner than as a designated sponsor of terrorism.
Sudan Is Open for Business – for Now
Two weeks after Barack Obama began rehabilitating the pariah state, Donald Trump slammed the door on it once again.
Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare
Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Bashir Comes in From the Cold
Sudan's leader has been indicted for genocide and crimes against humanity. After two decades as a pariah, he’s being paid by Europe to keep migrants from its shores.
Britain Just Charged This Refugee Who Fled Civil War with Obstructing Traffic
A Sudanese refugee who walked on foot through the tunnel from France to Europe was found guilty of obstructing train traffic.
That ‘Human Smuggler’ Extradited to Italy? Sudan Might Have Gotten the Wrong Guy.
Italian and British authorities are investigating whether they have been holding an innocent refugee, not a top human smuggler.
‘The Shrapnel Finds Us Wherever We Hide’
Sudan’s Janjaweed are back. Only this time they’re better armed.
Fear This Man
To spies, David Vincenzetti is a salesman. To tyrants, he is a savior. How the Italian mogul built a hacking empire.
Russia Blocks U.N. Report Linking Alleged Sudanese War Criminal to Gold Profiteering
A leader of the militia that terrorized Darfur is pocketing $54 million a year from gold sales. Why won’t Moscow release a confidential report documenting his abuses?
Israel Just Evacuated 19 Jews From Yemen. It’s Not the First Time.
Israel has rescued tens of thousands of Jews from conflicts around the world.
The Islamist Behind Sudan’s Throne
Hassan al-Turabi remade his once cosmopolitan country into a strict Islamic state. But, for him, the revolution never stopped.
Read Declassified Bin Laden Documents Here
Newly declassified documents show Osama bin Laden set aside about $29 million in his will to fund terrorism.