Sudan rises: one year on – in pictures

Hundreds of thousands turned out to mark a year since the beginning of the revolution in Sudan, with mass protests in Khartoum, Port Sudan, El Obeid, Atbara and many other cities on 19 December. Meanwhile government ministries, such as the Ministry of Higher Education commemorated the martyrs by hanging out huge banners and posters.

Not my president, say Algerians, as army’s candidate claims electoral victory despite massive poll boycott and continuing protests

On 12 December Algerians went to the polls to elect a new president – or did they? Millions boycotted the election, which they saw as illegitimate. Since February 2019, a huge protest movement has developed against the corrupt regime. Weekly demonstrations involving millions across the country keep demanding system change, a state based on the…

Why are young Iraqis braving bullets to protest?

Qasim Muhammad analyses the grievances behind demonstrations in the Iraqi capital and southern cities which have faced violent repression by the security forces. From Middle East Solidarity magazine, issue 12. Order a print copy or download as a pdf here  The popular movement which exploded in early October was driven by young people using social…