Africa
Sudan mutiny Following mutiny by al-Bashir loyalists, Sudan appoints new intelligence chief

The armed mutiny by military personnel lasted for 15 hours and put into evidence the delicate security situation in the country

Socialist Party of Zambia presidential candidate Dr. Fred M’membe calls for a clear and radical socialist program

The presidential candidate held a rally in the Matero neighborhood of Lusaka where he addressed thousands of supporters and members of the Socialist Party of Zambia

The crisis of South Africa’s energy company and unions’ plan to save it

Union’s solution to the crisis in Eskom is a reversal of the government’s policy of decommissioning Eskom’s power production units and outsourcing the energy requirement to private companies

Libya ceasefire Khalifa Haftar refuses to formalize Libyan ceasefire

The warlord who had initially agreed to the ceasefire proposed by Russia and Turkey withdrew saying that it did not address his concerns. His rival group, the Government of National Accord, has already signed the agreement

Kenya University staff Kenyan university staff set to strike unless revised wages implemented

The Kenyan government signed a new collective bargaining agreement on October 28, 2019, but has yet to allocate the budget to honor the agreement

End to Sudan’s civil war may hinge on formation of legislative council

After the violence in West Darfur which left over 50 dead, Sudan’s civilian forces are pushing for the formation of a legislative council which can revoke the immunity to military generals

Workers in Niger threaten strike action if revised minimum wages are not implemented

The Nigerian federal government passed a law in April 2019, mandating an increase in the minimum wage from N18,000 (USD 49.36) to N30,000 (USD 82.27), but employees of State governments are yet to receive their consequential pay hikes

Peace in Darfur seems unlikely until dissolution of militias complicit in genocide

The latest bout of violence in Darfur, which is believed to have cost 48 lives, has halted peace negotiations. A sustainable peace process seems unlikely till the militias involved in mass killings are dissolved and those in power who supported them are overthrown

Egyptian human rights lawyer assaulted by suspected cops

Gamal Eid was physically assaulted by a group of armed men, whom he believes were police officers, on December 29, Sunday. The men, numbering around 10-12, were armed with pistols and proceeded to pour paint all over Eid

Darfur peace process suffers a jolt following violent clash

Peace negotiations between Sudan’s government and armed groups was halted after a clash in West Darfur that saw the death of eight people and left several others injured. Many have gone missing

Turkish troops in Libya Turkey announces troop deployment in Libya

The move is being seen as part of Turkey’s attempts to consolidate its position as a regional hegemon. The actual deployment of troops will take place once the Turkish parliament ratifies the decision

Thousands march in Sudan demanding fulfilling of revolution’s goals

On December 25, thousands took to the streets on the anniversary of a massive march organized by the Sudanese Professionals Association seeking the resignation of then president Omar al-Bashir

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