Africa
Food industry workers Zimbabwe Workers in Zimbabwe’s food industry mobilize against repression, unpaid wages

The United Food and Allied Workers Union has been organizing workers at Ingwebu Breweries in a months-long struggle over wages. A major strike is also looming in the sugar industry as workers demand wages in US dollars amid difficult economic conditions

Egypt’s repressive regime is enabled by US and allies

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains how Egypt acts as a US proxy in the region and how the backing of western powers and Israel enables its government to continue repressive policies domestically

“South Africa’s ‘Just’ Transition climate deal with the west is a betrayal of the working class”

South Africa is set to implement an $8.5bn plan funded by western countries to transition from coal-based energy to renewables. The country’s biggest union NUMSA has warned this plan will only intensify privatization while burdening South Africans with debt and poverty.

The waters are running red in Africa’s Great Lakes region – a war is raging we can’t ignore any longer

Resources like cobalt, copper, lithium, and the trees of the rainforest continue to be exploited by the rest of the world despite the carnage that has afflicted Africa’s Great Lakes for the past 30 years

Africa’s forgotten colony in the Sahara

Morocco and its international backers exploit the resource-rich Western Sahara as the Sahrawi people eke out an existence in refugee camps

Alaa Abdel Fattah’s life hangs in balance as al-Sisi govt. remains stubborn

Concerns remain about the life of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah who had escalated his hunger strike 10 days ago. His family on Monday received a letter indicating he was alive

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Alaa is alive: Family receives letter from Egyptian activist

Egyptian authorities have repeatedly denied visits to Alaa’s family members even as reports of him being force-fed have emerged, raising concerns about his life. Alaa is incarcerated in the Wadi al-Notrun prison near Cairo

Mapping Faultlines: Israel’s Extremist Path, Chance for Peace in Ethiopia

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the recent elections in Israel which has brought Benjamin Netanyahu back to power. He also talks about the peace agreement in Ethiopia

Political prisoners Egypt Defying global calls, Egypt continues persecution of political activists  

Egyptian authorities have arrested two more lawyers in an apparent attempt to scuttle the nationwide call for protests this Friday. The head of a rights group said that over a 1,000 people have been detained in the last few weeks

Ethiopian peace agreement receives cautious welcome amid concerns over western pressure

While the agreement, in which TPLF has accepted disarmament, has been welcomed for bringing the civil war to an end, critics warn of the dangers of concessions made to the rebel group by the federal government

Alaa Abdel Fattah escalates his months-long hunger strike in prison, stops consuming water

Alaa’s family members and human rights groups have urged the leaders participating in the ongoing UN climate conference, COP27, to pressurize the Egyptian government to release all political prisoners

Structural adjustment by any other name: International Financial Institutions and health in Ghana and Kenya

A look at the IMF’s programs in Ghana and Kenya reveals the continuity of more privatization, more cuts, and more threats to people’s right to health