Northern Africa

According to the UN’s classification, Northern Africa includes, amongst others, Libya, South Sudan, Sudan and Western Sahara.

1) Libya

Following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 after 42-years of rule, Libya witnessed its first free elections for almost forty years in 2012. Peace and stability, however, continues to be challenged by the existence of various militia groups. Read more…


2) South Sudan

Despite becoming the world’s newest nation on 9th July 2011, South Sudan faces a host challenges in consolidating its statehood, including the sharing of oil revenues and the disputed status of the region of Abyei (over which a separate referendum will be held). Read more…


3) Sudan

Since its independence in 1956, Sudan has been in a state of near constant war; the deadliest instance being Darfur, which is frequently described as genocide. Read more…



The Ashes of South Sudan Rise from the Mud – Ash-dressed Mundari child celebrating the first South Sudan Independence Day (photography courtesy of FreedomHouseDC, published under a Creative Commons License)

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