Africa
Algerian journalist Mohamed Moulouj placed in pre-trial detention on terrorism charges

Mohamed Mouloudj faces charges such as spreading false news, harming national unity, and belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities also arrested several prominent civil society figures, including academics, journalists and a Hirak activist  

US military aid to Egypt US resumes military aid to Egypt even as jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah threatens to commit suicide

US president Joe Biden had said during his presidential campaign last year that there will be no more “blank checks for Trump’s favorite dictator,” referring to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Tunisian president Activists in Tunisia reject calls by president to amend constitution

President Kais Saied had last week indicated his intent to bring changes to the 2014 constitution. This is months after he sacked the prime minister and suspended the parliament in what many called was a ‘presidential coup’ to wrest total power in the country 

Guinea coup What lies ahead for Guinea after coup by US-trained military unit?

The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the rule of ousted president Alpha Conde, whom he had served as a henchman. However, his close links to the US and France indicate other motives behind the coup

Swaziland’s pro-democracy protesters demonstrate outside UN

Protesters are calling on the international community to isolate King Mswati which they say would be the real recognition of the will of the ordinary people agitating for democracy

Morocco elections Moroccan elections spring a surprise with long-time ruling Islamist party thrown out of power

Two of the country’s main liberal parties emerged as the biggest parties in the 395-member parliament in the provisional results announced on Thursday by the interior minister

Rwanda’s military is the French proxy on African soil

Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history

Egypt HRW report HRW calls for sanctions against Egypt over spate of extrajudicial killings

The human rights group also called for the UN to create an investigating and monitoring mechanism for the rapidly degrading human rights situation in Egypt due to the government’s widespread rights violations

Moroccans vote amid calls for boycott of elections over repression and lack of democratic space

The elections are being held under the 2011 constitution. Many sections of society, including the Democratic Way party, have pointed out that the process promotes a fake democracy and enshrines tyranny

Pro-democracy protests against Swaziland’s monarch intensify on ‘Independence Day’

The protests held across the 59 constituencies in Swaziland against the rule of the absolute monarchy were successful despite the deployment of security forces to crackdown.

Guinea coup Coup in Guinea: military arrests president Alpha Conde, dissolves government

The coup leaders have also announced the dissolution of the country’s constitution, which was amended last year to allow president Alpha Conde to contest for the post of president for the third time

Moroccan authorities crack down on pro-democracy protests ahead of elections

Eight leaders from the left organization the Democratic Way were arrested over the weekend in protests calling for democratization and a boycott of the elections

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