John J. Sullivan: Remarks on Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Sudan

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John J. Sullivan, made these remarks on human rights and religious liberty in Khartoum on November 17, 2017. Asalaam Alaikam. I am honored to join all of you here today. I would like to first thank the leaders of the Al-Neelain Mosque for hosting us today and for their gracious …

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How South Sudan’s universities have survived civil war

Kuyok Abol Kuyok, University of Juba After almost half a century of conflict, South Sudan attained its independence from Sudan in July 2011. One of the challenges it faces as a new country is a small and troubled higher education system. Sudan’s three oldest public universities – Juba, Bahr el Ghazal and Upper Nile – …

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Famine creeps up on Africa with little media attention

John R Campbell, SOAS, University of London Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish a credible domestic and foreign policy agenda. Before that, the inability of the European Union …

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When Women Are Free, Economies Thrive

by Chelsea Follett A bizarre column in Australia’s Daily Telegraph last month argued that it should be illegal to be a stay-at-home mom. The piece was met with ridicule, and rightly so. Women should be free to make their own choices about family and career. Fortunately, no country actually bans a woman’s choice to be a …

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Interview with Africa subcommittee member Tom Garrett

U.S. Representative Tom Garrett was elected last November from the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia, and the freshman was assigned seats on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. Garrett, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Balkans in the 1990s, has a …

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