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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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Once beyond hope, Africa’s Sahel region is now targeted by terror


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The vast swath of nine countries bordering the southern reaches of the Sahara desert are marked by poverty, drought and chronic instability. Yet these oft-forgotten lands are increasingly making the […]

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Report: Sudan Army uses rape in Darfour as policy

UN investigators interview Darfour alleged rape victims in 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The Sudanese Army has been using rape as policy in a rebel province, a report said. Human Rights Watch said the Sudanese Army has been systematically raping women and girls in the western province of […]

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Darfur, 2015: Hell without the cameras

UN investigators interview Darfour alleged rape victims in 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In recent years there’s been a dearth of media coverage of Darfur’s humanitarian crisis. What had once been a focus for both diplomatic and high profile celebrity efforts to detail […]

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China deploys combat troops to protect vast oil assets in S. Sudan


Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Africa has become so important to China that it actually deployed combat troops to a strife-ridden region to safeguard Chinese-owned or operated oil facilities. South Sudan declared independence in 2010 from Sudan for […]

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Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan by backing Riek Machar

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, right, and his former Vice President turned rebel leader Riek Machar.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized self-interests, there have been repeated efforts to […]

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Man armed with sword invades Sudan palace, kills two guards

Presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan. / Ebrahim Hamid / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Sudanese President Omar Bashir has come under attack. At least three people were killed in an attack on Bashir’s palace in Khartoum. Officials said a man killed two guards as he tried to enter the […]

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Sudan renames and revives notorious militia tied to Darfour genocide

Janjaweed militamen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Sudan has restored a militia said to be responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of civilians. After a lull of nearly a decade, the Khartoum regime, with suspected help from Iran, has reconstituted Janjaweed, a […]

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Swiss report cites Iran as key supplier of arms to Sudan, S. Sudan rebels

South Sudan Liberation Army rebels

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran has been deemed a leading player in Sudan’s weapons industry. A report by a major European think tank asserted that Iran was helping Sudan produce and export weapons. The Swiss-based Small Arms Survey said […]

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Iran ships arrive at Port of Sudan; Israel, U.S. suspect arms shipments

Iranian warships docked in the Port of Sudan.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Iranian Navy has again docked in Sudan. The Sudanese military has reported the arrival of two Iranian Navy ships. The Irnaian ships were said to have docked in Port of Sudan for refueling. “Sudanese […]

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