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The Real Deal on the War in Yemen

How to bring an end to the war in Yemen
The ongoing war in Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, is far more complex than a Sunni-Shia conflict.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

The latest war in Yemen, ongoing since 2015, started when the Houthi tribes in the north made a deal with former President Saleh (whose son remained head of the army under the agreement made with the Saudis to get him to vacate the Yemen Presidency) to work together to conquer all of Yemen militarily. Continue reading The Real Deal on the War in Yemen

Africans Solving African Problems: Bringing Peace to Sudan

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

The recent peace deal being implemented in Sudan was brokered by African leaders without any interference or even input by non-African players ie the UN or western countries. As a matter of fact, the deal was made in Asmara, Eritrea where the head of the Sudanese military that had overthrown the long-time despot Omar Al Bashir sat down for two days with Eritrean mediators, agreed to the deal, flew back to Khartoum and announced the deal a few hours later. Continue reading Africans Solving African Problems: Bringing Peace to Sudan