Africa
South African unions demand dismissal of finance minister Tito Mboweni over airline liquidation

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association made the demand after the National Treasury under Tito Mboweni announced that no money would be allotted for South African Airways which faces liquidation

Xenophobia in South Africa fractures international working-class solidarity

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted migrants in South Africa who have been facing increasingly violent attacks and marginalization over the past decade, reinforced by xenophobic rhetoric on a state-level

Unions Fight to Save South African Airways

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola discusses the struggle being waged by South African trade unions to save the country’s airline and above all, to protect its employees

Nigeria COVID Nigeria third worst COVID-19-affected African country

According to official data, Nigeria has 6.3% of the COVID-19 cases on the African continent, while South Africa accounts for around 37%. However, Nigeria has conducted only 0.67 tests per 1,000 people, when the figure in South Africa stands at 27.48 tests every 1,000 people

Sahrawi activists Lefkir illegal confinement Saharawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir, “I left the small prison just to enter the big one”

After six months in jail on a politically-motivated charge, Saharawi Human rights activist Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir has been released but enjoys only partial freedom

South Africa accounts for a third of Africa’s total COVID-19 cases

Since 65% of all testing in South Africa has been conducted in costly private hospitals, questions are being raised if the most vulnerable sections of the population, which includes the majority of South Africans, are being tested sufficiently for COVID-19?

South-African-Airways The fight to save South African Airways continues

Unions struggle for the revival of South African Airways, while the government and private creditors merely disagree over the timing of its liquidation 

In South Africa, mining workers have double the infection rate for COVID-19

Sector has 907 active cases of the novel coronavirus; country is ranked 19th in the world for infections

Nora Younis arrested in Egypt Egyptian authorities arrest journalist Nora Younis

Founder and editor-in-chief of al-Manassa news agency, Nora Younis, has been a critic of the Egyptian government’s track record on human rights. She is the third woman journalist to be arrested by the Egyptian authorities in recent weeks

Vote on business rescue plan for South African Airways adjourned on unions’ demand

A meeting of stakeholders was held on June 25 to consider a proposal by the Business Rescue Practitioners to restructure South African Airways. According to this plan, nearly 3,700 of the 4,700 employees may lose their jobs

Sudan protests As peace in Sudan remains elusive, protesters mobilize to “correct the revolution”

The repeated delays in peace talks to end the civil war in Sudan have also delayed the formation of the legislative council. This has effectively stalled any progress in meeting the demands of the Sudanese Revolution which overthrew Omar al-Bashir

Unemployment protests in Tunisia continue for the third day

Protests continue in Tunisia for a third day to demand better economic conditions and an end to police brutality against protesters

    × To Subscribe