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Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper

Austin Cooper is a freelance writer for The New Arab, specialising in Libyan politics and new migration trends

With the prospect of civil conflict in Russia, the stakes for global stability could rarely be higher.

24 June, 2023

Sudanese civilians have responded with anger and derision as looting has continued unabated - while some residents believe that the truce has even provided cover for fighters to increase their plunder.

24 May, 2023

Some witnesses believe the damage done to Sudan's universities across the country is more than mere random attacks.

17 May, 2023

The Bankak app has been essential for Sudanese people paying for transport to flee their homes. When it doesn't work, it leaves them stranded and starving and puts their lives at risk.

12 May, 2023

To many Sudanese, the efforts represent an enduring spirit of hospitality that has remained in place while the state fails to provide any assistance to its citizens. 

10 May, 2023

Since the fighting began, Khartoum's Animal Rescue Centre has been struck by artillery - and even had one of their vehicles stolen by the Rapid Support Forces.

24 April, 2023

Sudan's military ruler has blamed his former partners the RSF for igniting a 'rebellion' against Sudan and sworn to disband the paramilitary.

17 April, 2023

Accusations of witchcraft have become shockingly common in Libya in the last few years, say women's rights groups.

04 April, 2023

France24's suspension of Palestinian journalist Laila Odeh has been met with outrage, after she was accused of "anti-Semitism" by a pro-Israel group.

15 March, 2023

The talks between Khalifa Haftar, who has been accused of a host of war crimes, and the new UN envoy for Libya has angered Libyans including human rights advocates.

23 October, 2022