Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned...that's according to STATE TV. The ailing 82-year-old Bouteflika has been clinging to power despite weeks of protests that first erupted in February when he said we would seek a fifth term in power. For more on this story, we are joined on the line by Afro-Middle East Centre researcher, Ebrahim Deen.

Ebrahim Deen on Sudan

  • 16 April, 2019
  • Published in Audios
Refilwe speaks to Ebrahim Deen Researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre. On April 11, the Sudanese military carried out a takeover against President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s dictator for the past 30 years. The military takeover came after months of popular protests , with citizens demanding a democratic transition. General Awad Ibn Auf, an ally of Bashir’s, became president — but just for a day. On April 12, Ibn Auf bowed out as the protests continued. Lt. General Abdel-Fattah Burhan then assumed power.
New Zealand has been placed on its highest security threat level following the attack on two mosques in Christchurch which claimed the lives of 49 people and left many injured. Several people are in custody - one of them confirmed as Australian. A man in his late 20's has been charged with the murder and will be appearing in court on Saturday. For a look at growing incidents of terrorism around the world, we are now joined by Naeem Jeenah who is the executive director of the Afro-Middle East Centre in Johannesburg.
Algerian Students determined to pursue Algeria's biggest anti-government protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika not to serve a full term if re-elected. Hundreds of protesters took part in small demonstrations across the north African country, continuing almost two weeks of marches and rallies against the 82-year-old leader's plan to seek a fifth term. Footage published on social media shows large crowds walking through the streets chanting and raising their arms in the air. For more on this story we joined ON THE LINE by Ebrahim Deen, a researcher at the Afro-Middle…
Parties to the long-running conflict over Western Sahara will meet for the second round of talks after a successful initial round that took place in December last year in Geneva. The territory is the subject of a dispute between Morocco and its indigenous Saharawi people, led by the Polisario Front. Ebrahim Deen is a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre, a research institute based in Johannesburg. We have asked him to outline the history and the stalemate of the decades-long occupation of the of Western Sahara.
Ebrahim Deen is a researcher at think tank Afro-Middle East Centre, AMEC. He now joins us via Skype.
President Donald Trump's first few days in office have sparked global shock and outrage following the signing of several executive orders; the one that sparked the most outcries at the weekend was the suspension of refugee arrivals and barring visas for travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. However Israeli ministers have, so far, kept quite over these 'drastic' changes. Trump believes he has the best interests of Americans at heart, however, many say that these political moves are fueling anger and hate, and may even cause severe conflicts... To enlighten us from a Middle Eastern perspective, joining us in studio is…

Na'eem Jeenah on Syria

  • 12 January, 2017
  • Published in Videos
South African aid organisations have been lauded for their humanitarian efforts in the Syrian conflict. The conflict began with the Arab spring in 2011 and now has degraded into a civil war whereby there are many armed factions fighting for control. To give us more insight and to explain South Africa's humanitarian role in Syria is Afro-Middle East Centre Executive Director Naeem Jeenah.
The United Nations has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after its lorries were attacked by warplanes near Aleppo on Monday.The attack came a few hours after the Syrian army declared an end to a week -long ceasefire. The United States has expressed outrage at an attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Na'eem Jeenah on the Saudi blasts

  • 05 July, 2016
  • Published in Videos
There have been three suicide attacks in 24 hours in Saudi Arabia. Four security staff were killed when an attacker blew himself up at a parking lot outside the Prophet's Mosque in Medina. Five other officers were wounded.
South Africa will attend a Middle East conference in Paris next month to take part in facilitating a two state solution. This emerged from a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas in Pretoria.
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