He has just recently written a book "The Last Earth - A Palestinian Story" which tell the stories of dispossession, exile, and loss of ordinary Palestinians.... but it is also about hope and residence in modern Palestine.
Events in the Sudan since the ouster of long-time ruler Omar Al-Bashir have developed into a stalemate as protesters and military jostle for control. With the army increasing using violence against the protester, and with protesters refusing to be cowed the future seems uncertain 
Throwback to May 15, when IFAS-Recherche had the pleasure to organise a conference hosted by specialists of migrations in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East.The first panel composed of Tanya Zack (School of Architecture and Planning, Wits), Jalal al-Husseini (Ifpo (Institut français du Proche-Orient)) and Jean-Pierre Misago (African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University) presented their papers on refugees and their social integration. Then, the second panel with Jihane Sfeir (OMAM/REPI), Matthieu Rey (Wits History Workshop, IFAS-Recherche, Iremam, CNRS) and Loren B. Landau (ACMS, Wits) dealt about migrant categorisations. Bruce Clarke presented his project "Sea ghosts", an artistic approach to…
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.

Khalifah troop Invasion of Tripoli

  • 16 April, 2019
  • Published in Videos
Libya's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg has labelled Khalifa Haftar's troop invasion of Tripoli as a coup. Maiteeg says Haftar is trying to take power by force, to control the city and get back to a period of military rule in Libya. His comments come in the wake of Libya's U.N. backed Government of National Accord's call to end the fighting. For more on this story, we are joined on the line by Ebrahim Deen. He is a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre, a research institute based in Johannesburg South Africa.
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says his meeting with Libya's most powerful military commander, General Khalifa Haftar has ended in failure. Yesterday, Haftar ordered his forces to advance on the capital Tripoli. Guterres met with Khalifa Haftar in Libya's city of Benghazi in an attempt to prevent a major new military confrontation. For more on this story, we are now joined on the line by Ebrahim Deen, a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre-AMEC.

Teaching Palestine Conference

Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice international conference will be convened in South Africa on 18 to 19 March 2019 (international conferences). The two-day international conference will bring together South African and international participants to contextualise the praxis of Palestine as a justice issue in its multiple manifestations and nuanced dialectics. The conference will also examine the tensions and contradictions of the academy and the community dialectic, bringing up questions of social movements and intellectual inquiry. The Teaching Palestine South African conference on 18 to 19 March 2019 will take place at two sponsoring universities (in Johannesburg…
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…

Rebellion in the Sudan

  • 26 February, 2019
  • Published in Pictures
AMEC is hosting a symposium entitled ' Rebellion in the Sudan: Will Bashir Survive?', at the Sheraton Pretoria hotel
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Established in 1998, the Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) aims to foster, produce and disseminate the highest quality of research on the Middle East, to maintain public discussion and to help shape the public discourse on issues related to the Middle East. Amec's research includes relations between Africa and the Middle East.

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