Africa
Kenyan health professionals continue strike after governors refuse to sign agreement

Kenya’s nurses and clinical officers continue to be on strike as the second tier of government – the Council of Governors – has not signed the return to work formula agreed upon by the unions and the country’s health ministry

Plans to liquidate Egyptian Iron and Steel Company draw protest

The decision by the management of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company to liquidate the company has led to protests with unions saying that up to 8,000 employees will lose their jobs

South Africa: Strike action against retrenchment of workers in Macsteel continues into third day

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) alleges that the company dismissed 99 workers on December 11, the first day of holiday season, to prevent the union from taking action against it.

Tunisia unrest Protests over economic decline continue for third day in Tunisia; hundreds arrested

According to the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, the country saw more than 6,500 protests last year alone over the many socio-economic and political issues afflicting the people

Uganda elections After alleging election fraud, opposition faces persecution in Uganda

In the presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda held simultaneously on January 14, long time president Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement were declared victorious despite multiple allegations of rigging

Tunisians protest over growing economic crisis and oppressive state actions

The protesters were opposing increasing police brutality and the announcement of fresh lockdown measures on Thursday. Protests took place in at least 10 cities across the country

Dispatches from the Congo: Lumumba lives!

In the first episode of our new show, Dispatches from the Congo, we take a look the life and legacy of the iconic Patrice Lumumba on the anniversary of his martyrdom

Researchers, activists to remember Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba

On the 60th anniversary of his assassination, activists and researchers from across the African continent will discuss the legacy of Lumumba today

Covid -19 in South Africa COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 3.1 million

With around 1.26 million cases, South Africa has the highest concentration of COVID-19 infections on the continent, followed by Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt

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

In Ugandan elections, Museveni regime faces determined youth resistance

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Milton Allimadi of Black Star News about the upcoming elections in Uganda and escalating tensions ahead of the electoral process

Uganda 2021 Presidential-Candidates On eve of Ugandan elections, presidential contender Bobi Wine faces renewed persecution

Bobi Wine, the leading opposition candidate, has continuously faced attacks and repression in his attempt to unseat long-term president Yoweri Museveni in the elections that will be held on January 14

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