Peoples Dispatch
Bobi Wine alleges large scale rigging in Ugandan elections

The major opposition candidate in the Ugandan election, Bobi Wine, alleged “the worst rigging this country has ever witnessed.” He is contesting against incumbent Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986

Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen’s Houthis; US refuses

Mark Lowcock of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that recent labeling of Houthis as a terrorist organization by the US would likely trigger a “famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years

Protests continue in Ireland following murder of George Nkencho by police 

Over the past two weeks, protests have been held in Dublin following the shooting of George Nkencho, a 27-year-old Black man, by the police on the outskirts of the city

Israel rushes to approve new illegal settlements before Trump leaves

Israel is rushing to approve new settlements ahead of Donald Trump relinquishing office. The move is also seen as an attempt by the Netanyahu government to win far-right support ahead of the elections

Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space

According to the reports Israel’s attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC

Donald Trump is impeached again

Donald Trump became the first US president to be impeached twice with the House of Representatives passing the motion by a 232-197 margin. The motion charges the president with “incitement of insurrection” over his role in the Capitol riot last week

Israel an “apartheid regime” according to B’Tselem report

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem published a position paper in which it details various laws and policies implemented by the Israeli government which are designed to further Jewish supremacy vis-à-vis Palestinians

US indigenous group files lawsuit to stop approval for planned copper mine

The Apache people in the state of Arizona have been fighting against a planned copper mine in Oak Flat by the controversial company Rio Tinto

Indian farmers’ organizations reject Supreme Court intervention, will continue protest

India’s Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the three farm laws that have led to huge protests across the country. It also formed a committee to hold discussions. However, farmers’ organizations say the onus is on the government to repeal the laws

How feminists in Argentina organized and won the right to abortion

Agostina Betes from MPLD and Frente Patria Grande spoke about how feminist movements in Argentina organized to win the right to abortion

Amid political chaos, people’s issues take a backseat in Ghana

Kwesi Pratt Jnr. of Pan African Television talks about the political situation in Ghana in the aftermath of last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections and the issues faced by the people amid this chaos

Bulldozed Mullivaikkal massacre memorial at Jaffna University to be rebuilt after protests

The memorial was dedicated to the thousands of Tamils who lost their lives in the final phase of the civil war. After attracting widespread protests and international condemnation, the VC agreed to rebuild the monument, pending approval from concerned authorities

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