Africa

A Sydney climate protest

Latin American leaders use COP27 in Egypt to highlight the global capitalist system as the cause of the climate crisis and demand that rich countries take meaningful action, reports Ben Radford.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets calling for the overthrow of the military junta, in at least 19 cities and towns across Sudan, marking one year since the military coup. Pavan Kulkarni reports.

Nnimmo Bassey

Ahead of the COP27 climate meeting in Egypt, the Breaking Green podcast spoke to Nigerian environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey.

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.

Light bulb cr Luca Nardone Pexels

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