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Protest in Lebabon Drivers and transport workers in Lebanon strike against government apathy

The striking workers blocked several major highways and roads demanding the government to reinstate past subsidies on fuel and other commodities in the face of spiraling inflation

Africa covid As vaccinations lag behind, COVID-19 cases exceed 9.2 million in Africa

To understand the systemic issues hampering Africa’s efforts against the pandemic, Peoples Dispatch interviewed Dr. Ahmed Kalebi, president of the East African Division of International Academy of Pathology (IAP), and members of the People’s Health Movement, Prof. Leslie London and senior lecturer Lauren Paremoer from the University of Cape Town

Despite repeated appeals, US denies possibility of unfreezing Afghan assets

The UN and several other countries including China have asked the US to release nearly USD 10 billion worth of Afghanistan’s frozen assets to help the Taliban government deal with the humanitarian situation

Lebanon crisis No end in sight to crisis in Lebanon despite new government 

While a new government was formed in Lebanon this month, the country has gained no respite from the ongoing economic crisis. The new prime minister is seen as part of the existing political system, viewed as corrupt and inefficient

Lebanon new govt Lebanon’s new government wins confidence vote in parliament

The new government headed by prime minister Najib Mikati received the support of 85 out of 100 members of the parliament present during the eight-hour-long session, with 17 members not participating

Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

Sporadic protests break out in Afghanistan on independence day

Amidst the news that millions in Afghanistan face the risk of severe hunger, the IMF  suspended the country’s access to its resources, citing a lack of clarity on the government. The US has already blocked Afghan assets worth billions since the Taliban took over

Thousands displaced across Afghanistan as Taliban seizes 18 cities and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing rapid advance of the Taliban across Afghanistan, the presidential and general elections in Zambia, and more

Zambia’s Socialist Party emerges as an alternative in upcoming presidential elections 

Founded in 2018 under the leadership of its current presidential candidate Fred M’membe, the Socialist Party has emerged as a third force in Zambia, providing voters with an alternative to the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition United Party for National Development

Across the globe, health workers push back against informalization, austerity and poor conditions

Doctors have been applauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the working conditions of many physicians, especially junior doctors in the Global South, have been on the decline for years, leading to an increase in discontent and protests

Dozens killed in crackdown on Swaziland’s pro-democracy protests and other stories

Today we look at the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Swaziland, the killings of 15 people in Haiti amid rising gang violence, and more

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

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