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Charting the rise of anti-French sentiment across Northern Africa

Anti-French sentiment has increasingly been on the rise across the Sahel and North Africa due to its role in destabilizing the region with military interventions

Melilla Massacre: How Spanish-Moroccan collusion left dozens of refugees dead

At least 37 African refugees were killed in Melilla on June 24 when security forces opened fire on them. Along with Spanish forces, Moroccan forces also participated in this operation.

Massacre of African refugees in Spanish colonial enclave of Melilla just ahead of NATO’s Madrid Summit a mere coincidence?

Spain is seeking NATO protection for Melilla, where the massacre occurred, and Ceuta, its other colonial enclave on the North African coast. The NATO Summit has declared irregular migration from Africa to be a threat to the “state security” of its members

US Congress approves $1B for Israel’s Iron Dome in govt. spending bill and other stories

Today we look at the military aid to Israel approved by the US Congress, the targeting of Sahrawi activist Aminatou Haidar with Pegasus, and more

African Union suspends debate on observer status for Israel

Last year, the AU gave Israel a major diplomatic victory by granting it observer status, a decision which was condemned by member countries

Palestinians targeted by Israeli spyware, facial recognition technology and other stories

Today we look at a report on the hacking of 6 Palestinians by the Pegasus spyware, the protest against unsafe living conditions at Howard University in the US, and more

Hunger in the world

Launch of the Hunger in the World PDF by seven independent media projects which features stories of hunger and the response of people’s movements in countries across the world

Algeria recalls envoy to France, closes airspace to French military planes

The Algerian government’s actions come following comments by French president Emmanuel Macron, which the government said amounts to foreign interference in its internal affairs

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan planes as relations continue to deteriorate

Relations between the two countries have been souring for the last couple of years. One month before closing the airspace, diplomatic ties between the countries had been terminated

Algeria announces end to diplomatic relations with Morocco

The decision comes amid escalating tensions over many issues between the two countries, including Western Sahara, Morocco’s relations and support for Israel, and Morocco’s alleged backing of Algerian separatist groups

Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike against illegal detention after 122 days

Soulaimane Raissouni’s trial has been called “unfair” and one of the many “arbitrary and abusive prosecutions” by the Moroccan authorities against journalists critical of the government

Moroccan journalist Suleiman Raissouni’s health deteriorates severely after 112 days of hunger strike

Raissouni was held in pre-trial detention for more than a year before he was eventually convicted and sentenced to five years in prison on sexual assault charges following a trial termed “flawed” and “not justice” by human rights groups