Mehari Taddele Maru

South Sudan

South Sudan: A country captured by armed factions

The current crisis to the transitional process could rapidly morph into another civil war.


Will the new deal end conflict in S Sudan?

By demanding effective implementation of the deal, S Sudanese people could end the impunity of public officials.

War & Conflict

The secret to Ethiopia's counterterrorism success

Obama has expressed keen interest in learning from Ethiopia's counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategies.

War & Conflict

South Sudan: independence movement gone wrong

Can the international community help the newest African country move toward reconciliation?


Why South Africa let Bashir get away

Once again, the ICC comes out as a toothless entity in the wrangling over African leaders accused of war crimes.


What does the future hold for South Sudan?

There are four scenarios for South Sudan's future, the worst of which is civil war.


AU summit: Too little, too late

A decade later, is the African Union still relevant?


The real reasons behind South Sudan crisis

The escalating crisis proves that secession is not a panacea for peace and democracy.


From a barrier to a bridge

The Ethiopian Renaissance Dam can be a trigger for transformed and cooperative relations.


The Future of the ICC and Africa: the good, the bad, and the ugly

However tumultuous the relationship between the ICC and the African Union is, mutual benefits still remain.