The Fall of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the ‘Spider’ at the Heart of Sudan’s Web

Over 30 years, he forged a maze of security agencies and militias to bind his often ruthless rule. But he was undone in a middle class revolt over the economy.

Hopes Raised During the Arab Spring Are Being Revived Across North Africa

The uprisings of 2011 are inspiring a new generation to challenge entrenched, authoritarian leaders, raising hopes as well as doubts about the future.