Kenana strike ends after workers win some concessions

Workers at Kenana Sugar Company have returned to work after more than a month on strike in what has become the longest-running walkout in Sudanese history. An agreement signed off by company representatives, local and national government officials, a senior politician in the Forces of Freedom and Change and two members of the Initiative for…

Sudanese activists appeal for solidarity after Nile floods disaster

Devastating floods caused by extremely heavy rains in Ethiopia and Sudan have left hundreds of thousands homeless in Sudan. Middle East Solidarity spoke to Marwa Kessinger who is one of the many Sudanese activists abroad who is mobilising support and solidarity for those affected. “Sudan is experiencing the highest floods on record since 1946. More…

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni sentenced to three years in prison

By Shelagh Smith An Algerian court on August 10 sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to three years in jail. Drareni was charged with “inciting an unarmed gathering” and “endangering national unity” based on his Facebook posts. He had been detained since March awaiting trial. This harsh verdict is being widely condemned by Algerian and international human…

Protest in Martyrs' Square, Beirut 8 August 2020 - picture Tamim al-Masarif via Facebook

“This is the Ministry of Corruption, Fraud and Plunder” Lebanese protesters occupy government buildings as army uses live ammunition against demonstrations for justice.

Massive demonstrations rippled through Beirut on 8 August as protesters took to the streets calling for revenge on the politicians who bear collective responsibility for the huge explosion at the port on 4 August. Protesters stormed the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of the Environment and…