Pavan Kulkarni
Kenya relations with Western Sahara Morocco fails to get Kenyan endorsement for its colonial occupation of Western Sahara

A Kenyan foreign ministry communique has clarified that the announcement made on Twitter by newly elected President Willian Ruto on rescinding recognition for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was arbitrary and had no bearing on the country’s foreign policy

TPLF Ethiopia In Ethiopia, rebel group TPLF makes peace overtures after facing military setbacks

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which had dismissed the African Union’s mediation before launching an attack, has now agreed to a process led by the organization. Analysts have expressed skepticism of the sincerity of the offer

US-backed TPLF resumes war in northern Ethiopia

Dismissing the AU-led peace negotiations, the TPLF called for Western intervention in Ethiopia before resuming the war on August 24. This ended the five-month long truce with Ethiopia’s federal government, weeks after envoys from the US and EU visited its base.

“A fearless leader”: South African shack-dwellers’ leader, Lindokuhle Mnguni, assassinated in Durban

Chairperson of the eKhenana commune of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), who was out of prison on bail, was gunned down at his home two days before he was to appear in court. This is the third murder of AbM leaders in eKhenana commune in Cato Crest this year.

Sierra Leone protests against inflation Sierra Leone’s president threatens further crackdown on protesters after security forces kill 21

Even as his own government’s data shows record rise in consumer prices, President Julius Maad Bio described the protests against the soaring cost of living crisis as an insurrection and vowed to “crack down hard”

King’s forces attack Communist Party of Swaziland members as pro-democracy protests continue 

“I was held face down at gunpoint with my arms and legs bound behind for half an hour, while they fired shots and chased down my comrades,” CPS central committee member Vuyiswa Maseko told Peoples Dispatch. 

South Africa’s shack-dwellers’ movement to protest during bail hearing of accused in activist’s murder

Samson Ngubane, allegedly a local leader of the ruling ANC, is under arrest for the assassination of Nokuthula Mabaso, a leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s eKhenana occupation in Durban

Key Al-Shabaab leaders killed in attacks along Ethiopia-Somalia border

The wave of Al-Shabaab attacks along Ethiopia’s borders with Somalia might further complicate the security situation in the country by introducing religious extremism amid existing ethnic tensions

Sudan tribal conflicts Blood-letting in the Blue Nile: ‘Tribal wars’ triggered for the survival of Sudan’s military junta?

The junta in Sudan is deliberately dragging the country toward civil war by provoking tribal conflicts across the border States, warn communist activists and members of resistance committees

Communist Party of Swaziland organizer is attacked again as regime turns jittery

The police attempted to arrest CPS member Bongi Nkambule, who was abducted and tortured by the police in March. When they failed to capture him, they took his wife into custody and beat her up in the police station. There has been an upsurge of resistance in Swaziland recently

“December Revolution’s rebirth”: Sit-ins mark new stage of protests against Sudan’s military junta

In the aftermath of the violent repression of protesters on June 30, sit-ins have been organized in various parts of Sudan even as the military junta tries to consolidate power

Massacre of African refugees in Spanish colonial enclave of Melilla just ahead of NATO’s Madrid Summit a mere coincidence?

Spain is seeking NATO protection for Melilla, where the massacre occurred, and Ceuta, its other colonial enclave on the North African coast. The NATO Summit has declared irregular migration from Africa to be a threat to the “state security” of its members