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Sudanese protesters demand immediate transfer of power to civilian forces

Protesters are concerned that justice for those who were attacked during the protests is impossible unless the military lays down power

Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis

The education sector is in shambles due to the government’s decision to freeze new hiring, casualization of primary and secondary school teachers, and the failure to pay education funds to schools

Why the political agreement in Sudan may help the military preserve its power Why the political agreement in Sudan may end up preserving the military’s power

The agreement signed on July 17 between the military junta and some sections of the opposition has enabled the former to go back on certain commitments it had made in the earlier negotiations

Unions in Zimbabwe threaten mass action in the face of a deepening economic crisis

Since the introduction of salary payments in a quasi-currency pegged to USD in October last year, wages of the lowest paid civil servants have fallen from the equivalent of USD 475 to USD 47.

ArcelorMittal South Africa With layoffs looming, NUMSA to engage ArcelorMittal management in discussions next week

ArcelorMittal South Africa had earlier announced its plan to retrench more than 2,000 of its 8,769 employees in South Africa. NUMSA has accused the company of taking this decision as a retribution against workers who went on strike in March.

Sudanese Communist Party Sudanese Communist Party refuses to take part in transitional government, calls for agitations

The Sudanese Communist Party’s decision comes after a meeting between the leadership of the civilian forces and the military junta in which the latter went back on a number of commitments it had made earlier

Why is the Zambian government seeking to liquidate Vedanta's mine? Why is the Zambian government seeking to liquidate Vedanta’s mine?

Vedanta has spent its company’s revenue over the years to service a debt it owes to a subsidiary of itself, leaving little for the workers, the government treasury and the state-owned mining company

Beware of betrayal by the military, Sudanese Communist Party warns protesters Beware of betrayal by the military, Sudanese Communist Party warns protesters

In a statement, the Sudanese Communist Party has asked the protesters to stay on the streets to ensure that the military sticks to its side of the July 5 agreement on a new transitional government

ATW 35 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 35

In this episode, we take a look at the Sudanese protesters securing an agreement of with the military junta about civilian dominated transitional government, the anti-migrant policy protests in Argentina and the 4th of July protests in the USA.

82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean 82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

The people on the boat had set off from Zuwara in Libya towards Europe in an inflatable boat, which sank nine miles away from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis.

Sudanese civilian protesters, military junta reach agreement on transitional government Sudanese civilian protesters, military junta reach agreement on transitional government

The civilian protesters, represented by the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces, and the Transitional Military Council have reached an agreement on the composition of the presidential council, which was the main point of contention for months

ATW-ep-34 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 34

In this episode, we begin with a tribute to comrade Abhimanyu, a young activist of the left-wing Students Federation of India, and a student of Maharaja’s College in Kerala, who was martyred on July 2, 2018.

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