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ECOWAS suspends Mali’s membership after military coup

The Economic Community of the West African States took action against Mali following the coup last week when president Bah Ndaw and prime minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and forced to resign

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wins fourth consecutive term in office

The speaker of the Syrian parliament, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced that Bashar al-Assad had won the elections held on Wednesday with an overwhelming 95.1% of the votes

India marks day of resistance as farmers’ struggle continues and other stories

Today we look at the day of resistance observed by farmers and workers in India, the crackdown on protestors in Iraq, and more

Israeli attacks continue for tenth day, death toll close to 230

The airstrikes on Gaza along with the Israeli military’s violence in the occupied West Bank have so for killed 227 Palestinians and injured over 1,500 others, while also internally displacing 72,000 people

France imposes sanctions on Lebanese politicians, blames them for obstructing reforms

French attempts to intervene in Lebanon have increased after the Beirut warehouse blasts last year. It has been in the forefront of alleging widespread corruption and supporting calls for a technocratic government

Civil society groups in Chad set to protest French-backed military takeover

Following the death of long-time president Idriss Déby, his son, Mahamat Déby, seized power on April 20 at the head of a military junta. Opposition parties have called for a civil disobedience campaign

Activists mobilise against French-backed military coup in Chad and other stories

Today we look at the mobilisations against the military takeover in Chad, the war in Yemen as the Houthis advance towards Marib, and more

Report states France enabled the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda and other stories

Today we look at a report on France’s role in the Rwandan genocide, a strike against tax reforms by Colombian trade unions, and more.

France aided genocide in Rwanda, says official report

The report states that French officials and forces stationed in Rwanda continued their support to the state authorities even after acknowledging visible preparations of the genocide against the minority Tutsis

“French oil giant Total’s projects in East Africa violate human rights, environmental safeguards”

A report by Amis de la Terre France (Friends of the Earth) and Survie (Survival) says that the company’s projects have threatened more than 100,000 people’s livelihoods and created conditions for their displacement without proper compensation

NATO divisions in Eastern Med Tensions flare up in eastern Mediterranean, cracks widen in NATO

Turkey’s ambition to become a regional hegemon and European desire to have diversified access to oil and gas are creating a conflict situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Multinationals and oil companies are imposing their greed on the people of Mozambique

Vijay Prashad explores the role of multinational companies in the deepening social, economic and political crisis in Mozambique

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