Africa
Attacks against shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo continue in South Africa

On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa was assassinated.

Mali’s military ejects France but faces serious challenges

Colonel Assimi Goïta, who leads the military junta, said that the agreement with the French “brought neither peace, nor security, nor reconciliation” and that the population aspires “to stop the flow of Malian blood”

Egypt political prisoners Rights groups urge Egyptian government to form inclusive plan for prisoners’ release

The rights groups also condemned the authorities for continuing the persecution and arrests of human rights defenders, political activists, and others, noting that the number of arrests exceeds the number of releases

SA-Abahlali murder Another leader of South Africa’s shack dwellers movement murdered in Durban

Nokuthula Mabaso – a 40 year old mother of four leading AbM’s eKhenana commune – was gunned down the evening before she was supposed to appear in court to oppose the bail of the local ANC chief’s son, who is accused of murdering another eKhenana leader in March

Another assassination in Durban

As political killings continue in the city, claiming the lives of activists exposing ANC rot and failures, serious questions need to be asked of our democratic commitments.

Sudan Darfur massacres Massacres in West Darfur: Depopulation campaign on mineral-rich lands by Sudan’s military junta?

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which is led by Sudan’s military junta’s second-in-command, are accused of the massacres in Darfur in the last week of April, which led to at least 200 deaths and the displacement of around 100,00. Local sources say the armed forces were complicit

Prisoners release Egypt 3,723 prisoners freed in Egypt including prominent leftist Hossam Mones

40 pre-trial detainees had been released from prison after receiving presidential and police pardons earlier

Egypt prisoners release 41 political prisoners freed in Egypt ahead of Eid

Egypt, among the world’s top jailers, has approximately 65,000 political prisoners out of a total prison population of about 120,000. As many as 26,000 of them are in pre-trial detention 

Algerian civil servants to go on strike on April 26

The workers will protest the rising prices of essential goods and commodities, as well as the gradually deteriorating economic and social situation in the country

Anti-government protests gain momentum in Swaziland

King Mswati III has been ruling over the nation since 1986, four years after the death of his father king Sobhuza. 70% of the population languishes in poverty while the king spends billions of dollars every year on personal luxuries

Libya oil production Oil production disrupted in Libya following protests demanding transfer of power  

Prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has refused to step down despite the Libyan parliament electing Fathi Bashagha as his replacement

Mbongwa Dlamini Swaziland Amid dispute over wages, Swaziland police resumes persecution of teachers’ union leader

Earlier this month, Mbongwa Dlamini’s residence was sprayed with a hail of bullets by a highly militarized unit of the police called the Operation Support Service Unit (OSSU), putting the lives of his children in danger

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