Abdelwahab El-Affendi


A tale of two policies: US in Iraq and South Sudan

The US is becoming very skilled on conjuring up failed states, and helping them fail even more.


Boko Haram and the crippling of Islam in Africa

Radical movements in Africa are hurting the future of Islam on the continent.


Sudan: Failure to talk?

What would it take for a breakthrough in Sudan's 'national dialogue'?


Let us be rational

The Muslim overreaction to the pope's remarks may go to support his point about Muslim's problems with rationality.


Darfur's tentative peace

African Union mediators have set another ultimatum in the Darfur conflict, with no sign that the two recalcitrant rebel factions are going to sign the


Democratic solution for cartoons

When the controversial Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie was awarded the European Union Literary Award in 1996, of all places, Denmark


The destabilising effect of Darfur

On 2 November 2005 the day when Sudan's First Vice-President Salva Kiir arrived in Washington on his first official <>