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Saharawi refugee camp

Australian fertiliser company Incitec Pivot has confirmed that it is expecting delivery of phosphate rock exported by Morocco from occupied Western Sahara, reports Kerry Smith.

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Along with widespread food insecurity, South Africans also experience “energy poverty”, making it difficult for them to cover other costs such as food, rent, and clothing, reports Vashna Jagarnath.

Swaziland democracy protest

Luna Michaels talks about the struggle for democracy and an end to absolute monarchy in Swaziland.

Child in Yemen

Just weeks after visiting the Middle East, United States President Joe Biden’s administration approved more than US$5 billion in missile sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports Brett Wilkins.

Massai resist land grabs

For decades, the Maasai have been resisting displacement by mining, tourism and conservation, reports Hibist Kassa.

Hichilema

The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on April 26 that they had set up an office in the US embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, reports Vijay Prashad. There are fears that it is only a matter of time until this is transformed into a full-scale US military base.

Joint training US-Ghana

Four years after the signing of the US-Ghana defence cooperation agreement, Vijay Prashad spoke with Kwesi Pratt, a journalist and leader of the Socialist Movement of Ghana, about its consequences.

Algeria has suspended its treaty of “friendship, good-neighbourliness and cooperation” with Spain due to its public acceptance of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, writes Dick Nichols.

 Home Secretary Priti Patel and Minister Biruta sign the migration and economic development partnership between the UK and Rwanda.

The first flight from Britain to Rwanda filled with asylum seekers will, unless the Court of Appeal rules otherwise, take off on June 14, writes Binoy Kampmark

Protest in Sudan

Sudan's democratic forces are up against a brutal militia, which is determined to strengthen its forces, buy influence and take power, reports T Hassan and W Madit.

The Tigrayan community marched through Sydney CBD to call for Australian and international solidarity in the face of ongoing genocidal attacks from the Ethiopian armed forces. Peter Boyle reports.

2022 Durban floods

Patrick Bond and Mary Galvin report on the recent catastrophic floods in Durban, which have exposed the Cyril Ramaphosa government’s criminal negligence and failure to take action on climate change.

Refugee

The outpouring of support for Ukrainian refugees contrasts with the brutality shown to those fleeing wars in Africa and the Middle East, writes Rupen Savoulian

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The Spanish state has announced it will accept the incorporation of Wester Sahara into the Moroccan state as an “autonomous province”, betraying the right to self-determination of the Sahawari people, reports Dick Nichols.

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The Resistance Committees, formed in neighbourhoods and cities across Sudan, were the secret to bringing down the 30-year-long regime of dictator Omar al-Bashir, write T Hassan and W Madit.

Sudanese man on a motorcycle

Sudan is now effectively ruled by two competing and irreconcilable centres of power: the military and the grassroots democracy movement, reports Sam Wainwright.

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