Photo gallery: South Yemeni workers on strike

Report by Majed Azaan from Aden (South Yemen) In Aden teachers taking strike action were threatened by visits from the Education Monitoring body, which weaken the teachers who are taking action and sending signals to prevent non-strikers from joining their colleagues. The teachers were employed at the last period of Saleh’s rule, he was trying…

‘Our aim is independence’ Mass protests sweep South Yemen  

The sacking of Aden governor Aidarous al-Zubaidi by the Saudi-based Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi has triggered a mass mobilisation in the port city. Mirfat Sulaiman reports on how struggles for social justice are interwoven with the call for an independent South Yemen. On 21 May, Khormaksar Square in central Aden was packed with tens…

Student walkouts hit Aden University

By Mirfat Sulaiman Students from the Faculty of Education at Aden University in Yemen walked out of classes during protests on 15 January. Lecturers and students jointly rejected the sacking of the new principal, Dr Mohammed Al-Fakeerh. The students said the real reason for the government’s decision is that Dr Al-Fakeerh rejected its chaotic sale…