Africa
Death toll from armed clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur State rises to 132

The violence over the past weekend in El Geneina, the capital city of Sudan’s West Darfur State, has led to over 130 deaths and over 200 injuries. Behind these clashes lie failures in the peace process involving the transitional government and rebel groups

Workers of South African Airways’ subsidiaries await months of wages

While the employees of Airchefs have not received their salaries since October, those working with SAA Technical have received only part of their salaries for nearly a year and none for March. NUMSA has taken up their case with the authorities

Security forces suppress protest against unemployment in southern Tunisia

The protesters were demanding that the government implement a long overdue deal from 2017 which promised to create jobs in the oil and infrastructure sectors in the region to tackle the issue of unemployment 

French airstrike in Mali French air strike in January killed 19 unarmed civilians in Mali, says UN report

A probe by the UN mission in Mali concluded that French airplanes attacked a wedding party in a village named Bounti on January 3, killing 22 men, only three of whom were armed

Algerian Supreme Court overturns conviction of journalist Khaled Drareni, orders retrial

Drareni was arrested last year in March and was detained without charge or trial while he was covering the Hirak protests in the country. He was charged with “inciting an unarmed gathering” and “endangering national unity”

Contract teachers on strike in Morocco

Teachers demanding the end of contract-hiring and their integration into the public sector, gave a call for a three-day national strike beginning Sunday, March 21

Dispatches from the Congo: The truth behind US claims of ISIS presence

Recently, the US declared the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) as a terrorist organization in connection with their links to ISIS.

Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi dies at 89

An academic and a radical voice of feminism and anti-imperialism in the Arab world, she was constantly persecuted by the Egyptian state and religious fanatics for her writings

PetroSa retrenchments South Africa Union fights retrenchments at South Africa’s national oil company

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has noted that identifying overpriced contracts with other companies can save PetroSA millions and prevent the retrenchments

South African students intensify protests against historical debt

Since March 15, students across SA have been on the streets to implement a shut down of all higher education institutions, intensifying their protest against historical debt

Sanaa Seif sentenced Egypt Prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif sentenced to 18 months in prison

Sanaa Seif was prosecuted and sentenced on charges of spreading fake news, “disturbing security and peace and disrupting the institutions of the state from their work” and “insulting a police officer”

Wits University protest: ‘There was no threat to shoot’

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is examining police violence at a student protest in Braamfontein that led to the fatal shooting of Mthokozisi Ntumba

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