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Sudan Transition to Civilian Rule Endangered as Foreign Interests Prevail

Sudan Transition to Civilian Rule Endangered as Foreign Interests Prevail

July 17, 2019

With the foiling of a coup attempt last week, the Sudanese military is consolidating its rule, despite having signed transition agreement for joint military-civilian rule. Gulf states want the military in charge, especially since Sudanese soldiers are fighting in Yemen, says Prof. Khalid Ahmed

Libya’s Civil War is Becoming a Proxy War

Libya’s Civil War is Becoming a Proxy War

July 3, 2019

The shooting down of a Turkish drone near Tripoli and the capture of six Turkish sailors by Gen. Haftar’s forces reveals the Turkey’s and Egypt’s involvement on both sides of the civil war. Meanwhile Haftar’s forces are accused of bombing a migration detention center near Tripoli, killing 44 and injuring 130

Morsi's Death Represents the Demise of Hope for Democracy in Egypt

Morsi’s Death Represents the Demise of Hope for Democracy in Egypt

June 19, 2019

Professor Seif Da’na discusses the circumstances under which former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed and died and the Egyptian government’s fear of an uprising

Mali’s Civil War Fueled by Climate Crisis and Corporate Greed

Mali’s Civil War Fueled by Climate Crisis and Corporate Greed

June 18, 2019

Baba Aye discusses the failure of French and German peacekeepers in Mali and the real role they play, after almost one hundred people were killed in a Dogon village and Fulani are blamed for the attack

Opposition Demands Immediate Return to Civilian Rule After Sudan Massacre

After Sudan Massacre, Opposition Demands Immediate Return to Civilian Rule

June 7, 2019

Sudan was suspended from the African Union following a military attack on  peaceful demonstrators that killed over 100. But Saudi Arabia and UAE continue to support Sudan’s military regime. We discuss the situation with Prof. Khalid Ahmed

Dozens of Migrants Drown After Boat Sinks off Tunisian Coast

Dozens of Migrants Drown After Boat Sinks off Tunisian Coast

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May 10, 2019

At least 35 people have drowned after a migrant boat sank off the coast of Tunisia. The country has become the preferred jumping off point for desperate migrants after Libyan forces tightened security.

Sudan Protests Intensify Demands for Civilian Government

Sudan Protests Intensify Demands for Civilian Government

May 10, 2019

Khalid Medani speaks to Eddie Conway about Sudanese opposition to al-Bashir and the sit-in that continues through Ramadan

State Capture Crisis Grips South African Elections

May 9, 2019

Widespread corruption, unemployment, inequity and disillusionment hovers over South African elections.  We must have higher expectations from a national liberation movement says Professor Rasigan Maharajh

Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth Leaves Devastation in its Wake

Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth Leaves Devastation in its Wake

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May 5, 2019

Cyclone Kenneth tore over the island of Ibo in northern Mozambique with a fury that left little standing in its wake. DW’s Adrian Kriesch accompanied an aid flight to the island and found suffering and desperation with no clear path forward

South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis (1/2)

South Africa is Bracing for an Electoral Storm Over the Climate Crisis

May 3, 2019
Prof. Vishwas Satgar provides a climate justice critique of South African political parties: What are the commitments of the ANC, DA, and EFF to a deep, just, life-sustaining transition?