Africa
Global cry to demand release of South African activists

Leaders from Abahlali baseMjondolo were imprisoned and slapped with serious charges on May 4 in what activists call a politically motivated farce

UN expresses concern over deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria

The human rights office urged the Algerian government to stop its ongoing systematic crackdown on anti-government protesters and activists of the Hirak movement

Africa with over 4.6 million cases has world’s lowest vaccination rate 

Despite being the second-most populous continent on the globe – accounting for 17.21% of the world population – the vaccination rate in Africa is the lowest in the world, currently adding up to only 1% of the vaccines administered worldwide

Hirak movement Algeria Algeria’s Hirak protesters condemn government decision to curb demonstrations

Ahead of the legislative elections scheduled for June 12, the government has announced a ban on unauthorized protests. The government reportedly fears the protests will lead to a low turnout in the polls

Leader of shack-dwellers’ movement arrested by South African police for ‘conspiracy’ to murder

George Mqapheli Bonono, the deputy president of Abahlali baseMjondolo, was arrested on May 4. The movement maintains that it is a politically motivated attempt by the police to discredit the organization at the behest of the ruling ANC

Journalists protest Algeria Algerian journalists protest state persecution on World Press Freedom Day

A sustained and systematic campaign by the Algerian government has targeted journalists and news portals critical of its policies. Several journalists have been arbitrarily detained or face judicial persecution  

Foreign troops in Libya Libya’s interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces

Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country

World Press Freedom Day: “Tyranny is not destiny, freedom has to be achieved”

On World Press Freedom Day, we look at the situation of journalists and of the press in different countries in the Arab-Maghreb region

Migrant boat capsizes Libya 11 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast

The 11 refugees were aboard an overloaded dinghy. Another 12 peoples were rescued by the Libyan coast guard and will be sent back to refugee camps in the country

Nowhere but in the struggle: Solidarity with India’s agricultural women workers

In the tradition of proletarian internationalism, working women and farmers from Tanzania express their solidarity with the women farmers of India who have been engaged in struggle for the last several months against pre-corporate farming bills from the Modi-led government

Algerian-activist-Karim-tabbou Algerian Hirak movement activist Karim Tabbou released on probation following arrest 

Karim Tabbou was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a complaint filed against him for allegedly misbehaving with a government official in public. He was subsequently charged on eight counts including slander

Protesters in Chad remain skeptical of new political structure, French approach

On April 27, protesters were killed while were opposing the new political arrangement, which includes a military junta and a civilian prime minister. The protesters were on the streets against the coup staged by Mahamat Deby

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