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
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.
The disappearance and murder of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi continues to capture the international headlines. Today Saudi king, Salaman and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received the family members of Khashoggi in Riyadh. The visit comes after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia officials to release the body of the slain journalist. For more on this story, we are now joined in studio by Afro-Middle East Center Executive Director Naeem Jeenah.
Afro-Middle East Centre researcher Ebrahim Deen, joins us via Skype to discuss the shifting political sands between Washington, Riyadh and Ankara
Afro-Middle East Centre annual conference All the excitement, presentations and mishaps at the AMEC 2018 annual conference - Between state and society:(r)Evolution of non-state actors in the MENA region conference
Ebrahim Deen is a researcher at think tank Afro-Middle East Centre, AMEC. He now joins us via Skype.
The United States Embassy officially relocated to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. The initiative was driven by President Donald Trump
Peace Vigil co-founder Shirin recently interviewed Na’eem Jeenah, a well-known South African academic who has written widely on Palestine and Israel. He is the executive director of the Afro-Middle East Centre in Johannesburg. The new President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has categorically stated that the South African government will end diplomatic relations with Israel over its actions in Palestine. This interview with Na’eem Jeenah is helpful to understand the situation.
The fate of Jerusalem has long been one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. To talk more about this, we joined by, Matshidiso Motsoeneng a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre.

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