The UN is Being Used as a Cover for Criminal Activity in Africa

Valery Kulikov Founded after the end of the Second World War, the United Nations Organization set itself a primary goal of defending peace and justice in all countries. In furtherance of this goal the UN has sent troops to armed conflicts of all kinds, mounting some 70 peacekeeping missions since 1945. Known as Blue Helmets,…

Africa-China Relations: South-South Cooperation or a New Imperialism?

Kristin Plys, Amenophis Lô and Abdulhamid Mohamed Author and activist, Vijay Prashad elucidates in The Darker Nations, the ‘Third World’ is not a place, but a political project. In the mid-twentieth century, at the height of US hegemony, the Global South imagined political, economic, and social emancipation. One important incarnation of this was the Bandung Conference…

Revolutionaries Killed in Sudan

Sara Abbas Following the murder of revolutionaries this week, Sudan’s resistance committees called for civil disobedience and a general strike. Sara Abbas writes about the massacre of revolutionaries on 17 January. We also include the joint statement of the Khartoum State Resistance Committees Coordination. This week has been incredibly painful for Sudan. On Monday seven…

Morocco Drives a War in Western Sahara for Its Phosphates

Vijay Prashad View of Western Sahara taken during ISS Expedition 56. Bou Craa is the site of a phosphate deposit of over 1.7 billion tons. (Image by Public Domain) In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi…

US and EU Manipulate Libya’s Leadership through Stephanie Williams

Vladimir Odintsov On December 24, 2021, Libya was supposed to hold a popular vote for the country’s first president, but it never did. If “outside players” had not interfered in the general elections, these would have been held long ago, Libyans and many observers believe. However, the US, which has a direct interest in establishing its…

LPNM: The Legal Term of the Executive and Legislative Authorities in Libya Has Expired

Libyan Position Nasser Saeed, spokesperson for the Libyan People’s National Movement The official spokesman for the Libyan National People’s Movement, Nasser Saeed, said that the executive and legislative authorities in Libya are expired, noting that all measures taken by them now are illegal, especially the elected parliament, which is no longer qualified to perform the…

Seven Killed, Over a Hundred Wounded in Anti-Coup Protests in Sudan

Pavan Kulkarni A funeral procession for a protester killed on January 17 was broken up by security forces on January 18. Photo: Mohanad Hamid Mass strike and civil disobedience campaigns are underway in Sudan in rejection of the coup despite violent repression by security forces Seven more pro-democracy protesters were shot dead in Khartoum city by…

NATO Is and Always Was a Threat to African Independence

Yves Engler Protests in Sebha over election postponement Another election postponement in Libya is a reminder that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a threat to Africans. Last month, Libyan presidential elections were postponed partly out of fear that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi would win. He is the son of former strongman Muammar Gaddafi who was overthrown…

Libya: Thousands of Detainees are Held in Inhuman Conditions in Militia-Run Prisons

The United Nations documents in a report submitted to the Security Council that there are more than 12,000 detainees in Libya, and that refugees and migrants have been subjected to rape, sexual harassment and human trafficking. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres revealed that there are more than 12,000 official detainees in 27 prisons and detention…

Resistance against Military Coup in Sudan Continues

Pavan Kulkarni (Photo: Herculesami/Twitter) Despite increasing violence by the security forces, the US and its regional and Western allies as well as the UN have been calling for a dialogue. However, “No Negotiation, No Compromise, No Power-sharing” remains the slogan on the streets The crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Sudan continued on Saturday, January…

Is Ethiopia Moving Towards Peace?

Nation Nyoka Uncertainty persists as the strife-torn East African country stumbles towards a fragile accord between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in the north and the federal government. Ethiopians are hopeful that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali’s moves to reconcile the war-torn country will bring about peace. But many feel uncertain about his post-conflict stance,…

Mali vs. Ecowas: Bamako Can Count on International Support

Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov In the current tug of war between Mali and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Malian authorities are unlikely to relent, as they can count on a number of African and international supporters. But also on domestic popular support and broad sympathies from pan-African civil society. Many observers have noted…