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South African court halts Shell’s oil exploration, seismic blasting and other stories

Today we look at an interdict order against Shell’s seismic surveys in South Africa, the months-long hunger strike by Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, and more

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

WHO members states agree to form global treaty on pandemic response and other stories

Today we look at the WHO session on a global pandemic treaty, an IACHR ruling on the death of an El Salvadoran woman who was jailed after a miscarriage, and more

Vaccine inequity persists as African continent yet to surpass 10% vaccination rate

While the world is discussing ways to move on from the pandemic and return to normalcy, an entire continent is struggling to get even the first dose of vaccine, with little concern expressed by international bodies

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

Swaziland’s pro-democracy protesters demonstrate outside UN

Protesters are calling on the international community to isolate King Mswati which they say would be the real recognition of the will of the ordinary people agitating for democracy

Crackdown on pro-democracy forces in Swaziland continues

Pro-democracy parties in Swaziland have criticized the delegation of Southern Africa Development Community for understating the atrocities committed by the army of King Mswati

24 killed and over 70 injured amid crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Swaziland

In spite of the militarized crackdown, people across urban and rural Swaziland are taking to the streets against Africa’s last absolute monarch. The Communist Party calls for sustained uprising on a country-wide scale in order to “exhaust the army and police.”

South African court orders judicial review of permits for arms export to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The court also ordered the government body responsible for implementing the country’s  National Conventional Arms Control Act to publicly disclose the names of all South African companies that have obtained permits to export weapons to the two Arab countries

The world stands with Palestine

Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally

Leader of shack-dwellers’ movement arrested by South African police for ‘conspiracy’ to murder

George Mqapheli Bonono, the deputy president of Abahlali baseMjondolo, was arrested on May 4. The movement maintains that it is a politically motivated attempt by the police to discredit the organization at the behest of the ruling ANC

Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor files lawsuit to disband pro-Kurdish HDP and other stories

Today we take a look at the indictment filed by Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor seeking to disband Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), mobilizations by student workers across the US, the launch of electoral campaigns in Ecuador, protests by Moroccan farmers, and student protests in South Africa

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