A “state of siege” has been declared in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country’s president, Felix Tshisekedi, made the decision following escalating violence in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu.
Libya has heard its first meeting of unitary parliament in a rare light for a country that’s been mired into darkness ever since the US-led intervention in 2011.
On Wednesday (10 March 2021), the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) released a statement following the death of a civilian during student protests near the University of the Witwatersrand. Protests have been raging in South Africa since the turn of the year, when the ANC Govt introduced new measures stopping students laden with debt from enrolling for university.
Museveni’s popularity has fallen since he first took power in following a guerrilla struggle in 1986 and recent months have relied on extreme repression to prevent Bobi Wine’s opposition from wresting power.
The Young Communist League of South Africa, the sister organisation of Britain’s YCL, has issued a statement on the mounting second COVID-19 wave in their country and on the new variant of the virus which is also affecting Britain.
The Communist Party has issued a statement condemning recognition by the United States and Israel of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
The Young Communist League has issued a statement condemning recognition of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara by the USA and recent violent attacks by Moroccan occupation forces.
As a humanitarian crisis threatens to spiral out of control in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ignored the conflict to open a new highway in the south of the country. Ahmed won huge praise and a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in negotiating peace agreements for long-standing conflicts against internal rebel forces in Ethiopia and against their neighbours Eritrea. International praise of him has made way for criticism since the beginning of November however. His heavy-handed response to tensions with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has led to an outbreak of violence.
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has issued a statement denouncing the ongoing occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco in breach of international law and recent violent actions which have included attacks on civilians.
Sudan’s Forces for Freedom and Change alliance has issued a statement condemning the process of normalisation of relations between Sudan and Israel announced earlier this week.